My Lean Agile DevOps journey - The Good the Bad and the Ugly

It has taken me over a decade, to make the transition from improving manufacturing environments with Lean, to conceptualizing agility within software and hardware organizations. Asking the hard questions required to create quality software, faster, often rubs people the wrong way…. but without those questions you’ll keep hiring scrum masters who end up being JIRA admins and going through agile motions without winning the true benefits of lean agile and DevOps.

In an age of disruption - the right mix of agile, lean, design thinking, lean start up and DevOps injected to high performing teams is crucial in getting your digital transformation right – Michael shares a journey of 20 years – crystallizing hard gained lessons learned from numerous engagements and global clients

  • Digital transformation - Team agility without technical practices and continuous integration is wasted effort;
  • Scaling agility is counterproductive when culture of team empowerment is not retained and focus on fast iterative feedback is missing;
  • Value stream mapping of your deployment pipeline without a plan for Toyota Kata of continuous improvement is just another one-off workshop;
  • DevOps might be the new agile, and maybe just once, we’re getting it right – focusing on results rather than creating scrum certification programs – or maybe not…

Allow me to share my tips, anti-patterns and lessons learned about lean, agile and DevOps from a 17 years' journey across continents, numerous clients and many industries.

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Outline/Structure of the Talk

Presenting progression of coaching and consulting experience - various industries - countries - showing the lessons learned - mistakes and blunders as well as successes - and ongoing building of knowledge through experience - leading to current work as agile coach

Discussing the challenges, client objective, solution and lessons learned

Based on culmination of work - as seen in the recent LinkedIn post that went viral - see link below.

Learning Outcome

Successful Transformation / Changes

  • Simple
  • Scale
  • Soak

Target Audience

Agile thought leaders, teams, product owners and anyone involved in a change initiative

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