Did you miss Agile 2014 earlier this month? Wanna check out one of the really cool talks? Here ya go:
Topic: WIP: A Tragedy in 278 Parts
Eric Willeke, Transformation Consultant at Rally
The nature of the modern world pushes us to do more, faster. This unrelenting pressure puts the people and teams that DO the work in a wonderful situation where they can indeed make everybody happy... if only they could do one. more. thing. Two clear choices emerge: start everything, or finish something.
This talk introduces three concepts critical to anybody who performs work: an understanding of flow and process efficiency, recognition of the tragedy of WIP, and insight to the cost of commitment. Each topic includes specific, immediately applicable advice on how to improve your throughput and reduce the stress associated with doing your work.
Anybody who governs or manages teams who do work will benefit from the simple guidance. After exploring the three key areas, we'll see if we have time for the other 275.
Eric Willeke is an experienced transformation consultant with deep Agile expertise and an extensive history of working with enterprise customers. Eric guides Rally’s largest customers through their complex Agile adoption and transformation efforts, helping them build capability to sustainably and successfully deliver on the needs of their business. For more than a decade, his personal vision statement, “Helping everybody on a project sleep better at night,” has shaped his passion for continuous improvement and unlocking human potential.