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The values contained in the House of Lean for the 21st Century give us guidance as to the mindset required to succeed, but it takes concrete practices to bring these values to life. Given that leadership is the foundation of Lean, the effective Lean leader needs to form habits that align to the pillars that support the goal. In this Advisor, we explore the habits needed to build a pillar of respect for people and culture.
This Advisor identifies four actions we can take to encourage others to contribute and collaborate in a group setting.
This Advisor presents an overview of improving Agile techniques and practices by using design thinking within the Agile space and describes three techniques from design thinking methodologies that tend to yield benefits to Agile practitioners.
In this Update, we continue our discussion of mitigating business risk by examining the benefits of contextual software analysis and reviewing some of the static code analysis tools available today that can help track down defects at both the component level and the overall system level.
The EVM method was first developed to help manage complex R&D projects, which are mostly characterized by an unstable, volatile, and evolving scope. It is therefore no surprise that EVM applies to Agile projects.
Software-related business risk is an increasing portion of business risk, so knowing how to assiduously reduce software risk has become part and parcel of today’s business reality. Fortunately, there is an array of tools and methods that you can apply across your portfolio of software assets and development projects to manage software risk, which we’ll explore in this Executive Update.
One individual must align the value stream to enterprise strategy and orchestrate the activities within each value stream with a complete end-to-end perspective, engaging consumers and keeping their value clearly in view. In this way, everyone engaged in the value stream shares a common purpose and can quickly spot obstacles to flow, so that they can prioritize and continuously improve together as one.
Start with acknowledging how much your beliefs affect your leadership behavior and then continually work on what it takes to bring those beliefs into practice.