Lean


Aug

13

2015
The Purpose of the Ethical Firm

The Purpose of the Ethical Firm

This is the first article in a series on employee engagement, and how it is affected by the relationship between workers, managers, and shareholders.  Its all rather experimental, so your reactions are welcome. Is the purpose of the firm to maximize shareholder value,...

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Jul

09

2014
Commit to the Trick

Commit to the Trick

BMX stunt riders, just like any other eXtreme Sport, takes a lot of practice to get right.  When learning a trick, a lot of practice is required.  Most of that time, of course, is spent failing, sometimes in spectacular ways.  Before a...

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Jul

08

2014
Charting an Agile Transformation

Charting an Agile Transformation

  This is an adaptation of a model that I came across recently on http://LeadingAgile.com.  My model is slightly different from theirs, but it serves a similar purpose – to chart the Agile Transformation of an organization. The Dimensions BUDGET &...

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Jan

04

2014

Agile Governance

As you read more, and become more familiar with the ‘why’ of Agile, you begin to realize that Agile Governance isn’t some unnecessary overhead – its actually absolutely fundamental to how it works.  I’ve been saying for a while that...

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Nov

07

2013

Some Principles to Work By

Governance Principles Planning is everything, the plan is nothing – plans are not commitments, they are useful tools Primary purpose of Governance is transparency – alignment will follow Secondary purpose of Governance is auditability – accountability will follow In calculating...

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