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Lean, Agile Information Technology



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In this show Benjamin Mitchell, Karen Rodgers and Kevin Ryan speak with Jurgen Appelo. This is another great show from the ITK team and Jurgen shares his thoughts on complexity theory and systems thinking. Jurgen describes how an understanding of these principles can help teams and organisations achieve success with agile practices. Jurgen also talks about the necessity of adapting mainstream agile practices to reach success in your own context and the importance of ‘avoiding dogma’ to become a mature and successful organisation.

Jurgen is author of and is author of the book Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, which describes the role of the manager in Agile organizations. Jurgen also wrote the mini book How to Change the World, which describes his new supermodel for change management. He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world.

Jurgen is co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network (for Agile & Lean thinkers and practitioners in Europe) and the Stoos Network (focusing on change agents for organizational transformation).

Links from the show

Management 3.0 Website

Jurgen Appelo’s Blog

How to Change The World Book & eBook

Management 3.0 Book & eBook

Jurgen Appelo Complexity Thinking Presentation

Alitair Cockburn ‘Shu Ha Ri’

Mike Cohn - ‘Micro Management By The Team’

Dave Snowden’s Blog

The management 3.0 Linkedin Group

Peter Drucker’s Management Philosophy

Direct download: ITK_Podcast_5___Interview_with_Jurgen_Appelo.mp3
Category:Lean, Agile Information Technology -- posted at: 12:38pm UTC

In this show Benjamin Mitchell and Kevin Ryan speak with Claudio Perrone aka Agile Sensei. Claudio shares his experiences and offers insight into how A3 thinking has supported teams and business leaders to improve development efficiency and drive positive business change. If you haven’t employed A3 thinking before then this show may provide you with a new technique to support continuous improvement and assist the agile retrospective process.

Claudio is an independent consultant based in Dublin, Ireland, who helps organizations worldwide to achieve phenomenal improvements.

Claudio is a Software architect with over 17 years of commercial experience and a deep understanding of several development methodologies including Scrum/XP and Lean/Kanban. He is an Active contributor in the software development community as writer, international speaker, co-founder of the ALT.NET user group in Dublin and certification board member of IASA Ireland.

Links from the show

Claudio’s Website

Claudio’s Slideshare

How Claudio designs his presentations

Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota’s PDCA Management System

Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process

Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results

The A3 Dojo

Direct download: IT_Kanban_4___Interview_with_Claudio_Perrone.mp3
Category:Lean, Agile Information Technology -- posted at: 11:16am UTC

Show number three from the IT Kanban Podcast. Rachel Davies joins Benjamin, Karen and Kevin to share insights and lessons learnt from over 20 years experience in software development in a variety of roles from software developer to manager. This is a great show and Rachel offers sage advice from one of the most respected agile coaches in the business.

Rachel has supported 50+ agile transitions over the last 9 years working with many well-known companies including Agresso, BBC, Egg, Nokia, Screwfix, and uSwitch. Her work regularly involves working with business stakeholders and senior management to understand driving concerns and collaboratively design a custom Agile lifecycle that fits the company culture.

Links from the show

Rachel Davies, Industrial Logic Europe

Rachel’s Email

Rachel on Twitter

Book - Agile Coaching

Agile Coaches Blog

Agile Coaches Gathering Events

Extreme Tuesday Club

Book - Fearless Change : Patterns for Introducing New Ideas

Direct download: ITK_Podcast_3_-_Interview_with_Rachel_Davies.mp3
Category:Lean, Agile Information Technology -- posted at: 10:36am UTC

The second show in the IT Kanban podcast series. Benjamin Mitchell, Karen Rodgers and Kevin Ryan are joined by Jim Benson who provides some fascinating insights into the application of Kanban and other lean agile management techniques.

Jim describes his experiences working with teams and how Kanban and visualization have helped organizations overcome the stress of knowledge work. Jim also discusses some common agile anti patterns such as isolated teams and lack of thought in planning. The conversation also covers how our cognitive bias affects agile planning and some of the pitfalls associated with story point estimation.

Show notes :

Direct download: IT_Kanban_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:Lean, Agile Information Technology -- posted at: 1:01pm UTC

This is the first show in the IT Kanban podcast series. Benjamin Mitchell, Karen Rodgers and Kevin Ryan introduce the podcast and briefly discuss some of the ideas behind the IT Kanban Framework. They are joined by Mattias Skarrin who shares some of his experiences gained working with companies and applying lean and agile practices in the information technology industry.

Mattias is an experienced agile coach and practitioner in the use of both Scrum and Kanban, and has a keen focus on finding better ways to deliver IT products and services. He speaks candidly regarding his own experiences and how to guide organisations to establish a working environment that is good for all involved from the customer to the development team.

Links from the show

Mattias Skarin’s Blog
Kanban and Scrum – making the most of both (Book From InfoQ)
Crisp Consultancy
Lean Camp
The Lean Startup
Nick Oostvogels’s Weblog (Mr Squiggle)
London Software Craftsmanship Community
John Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal (A must see)

Direct download: IT_Kanban_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:Lean, Agile Information Technology -- posted at: 6:00am UTC