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Respect for People is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Teams - Here is Why

Respect for People is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Teams: Here is Why

“Respect for people” is one of the two pillars of Toyota’s corporate culture and the Lean management philosophy. Yet, people think it’s just about being polite. If you ask 100 top-level managers “Do you respect your employees?”, you will probably receive a hundred answers “Of course, I treat employees with respect and dignity”. If your […]

6 Traits of a Successful Lean Manager

6 Traits of a Successful Lean Manager

In all too many organizations, “manager” is nothing more than a different job description and pay scale. Managers go to more and different meetings, and complete more and different paperwork, but aren’t fundamentally different from other employees. They don’t require more of a person as a mentor or as a leader, and they don’t require […]

Lean Marketing Strategy and Plan - What is it

What is Lean Marketing: How to Run Your Marketing Team the Lean Way

Marketing is transforming. It’s becoming more and more important, more tech-oriented, unfolds in more and more fields and it is more integrated than ever with other departments. Daily work in marketing is so diverse (pretty much why we love it) and dynamic, it depends on external parties – agencies, partners, consultants – that it is […]

Business Agility is not an option. It's a matter of business survival

Sorry, Business Agility Is Not an Option Anymore. | LAMP ep. 9

“Business Agility is not an option. It’s a matter of business survival.” – Jose Casal Will your business be around in 10 years or will you be replaced by a newcomer? How long does it take for your business to deliver a new product from the idea to the market?  If questions like these make […]

How to build and execute an agile business strategy

How to Build and Execute a Strategy That Works | LAMP ep.7

“If from your strategy you can’t identify anything that you would say no to, it’s probably not a good strategy.” – Karl Scotland Strategy Execution is Hard. Creating Strategy is Even Harder. Are you struggling with too many conflicting priorities? Constantly dealing with short-term unachievable targets that only send the whole team into a total […]

How to Start Lean Transformation

How to Start a Lean Agile Transformation? LAMP ep.5

“If governments can do this, then private organizations certainly can” – Mike Burrows Think going Lean is hard? Meet the person who helped the British government to undergo an Agile transformation in its digital services teams. In the fifth episode of Lean Agile Management Podcast, we asked a change management expert and a governmental Lean-Agile […]

Lean Agile Management Podcast - episode 2 - What is Flow?

Lean Metrics 101: What is Flow? LAMP ep.2

“Any measurement system can be gamed. However, if I had you game a system, I would want you to game it in getting things done faster” – Daniel Vacanti What is Flow? Is Flow project management just a fluke, yet another mantra in management? What are the core Lean performance metrics and what do they […]

Lean Agile Management Podcast - Continuous Improvement Culture

Fixing Team Issues With Continuous Improvement

Welcome to Lean Agile Management Podcast – a place where we talk with the thought leaders and top-tier management consultants about Lean Agile transformation, answer manager’s questions and discuss the hottest topics in management & productivity. Welcome to the LAMP! Are you tired of putting out the fires of your team issues just to see […]

Expert Quotes on turning data into Value

Turning Data into Value

You’ve probably heard the popular term “business intelligence” get thrown around at will in the board meetings or conference calls of the C-suite of various industries? At its core, collecting business intelligence is the technology-driven process of data mining, processing, and analyzing with the goal of delivering actionable findings for better decision-making. The results of […]