Finding waste in your system with a Lean Lens
This session suggests a different way to illustrate Agile benefits to your stakeholders, based on improving the overall system by first seeing and then removing waste.
Using a new team simulation that immerses you in a typical system and highlights the 7 (or more?) types of software waste. Expect some good discussion about definitions of waste and which roles or organisational habits create waste.
This session takes us back to our ‘Lean roots’ and provides perspective that gets beyond the typical process discussion with stakeholders and into a key business benefit that they can relate to.
About The Presenters
Bazil Arden of RippleRock
Bazil has worked with clients in a number of sectors, ranging from oil exploration, to banking and retail. Bazil has a broad business background including marketing at Unilever, running a successful web-based applications company in San Francisco and experience in organisational change management. An experienced consultant, focusing on the end-to-end implementation of Agile at an organisational level, guided by Lean principles. Bazil has helped clients to understand and exploit the broader business context of their software development challenges. Bazil has coached over 20 teams in 7 different countries and therefore has a clear appreciation of the cultural aspects of Agile adoption.
Andrea Darabos Director of Lean Advantage.
Andrea Darabos is a Lean Agile Practitioner having spent 7 years at Ericsson and other multinational companies deploying these methods in R&D, Business and Manufacturing to effect business transformations and a continuous improvement culture.
During her work, she found that scaling agility in teams in business silos is only half way to success.
By creating collaboration across the end-to-end value stream and catalyzing small step improvements in these teams (via A3, PDCA, retrospectives), an organization can develop end-to-end agility and go beyond from there.