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  • 1. The Difficult Life of a Lean Team Leader by Zsolt Fabók November 2, 2011http://zsoltfabok.com @ZsoltFabok
  • 2. Nowadays, being a team leader means: • Implementing, testing, deploying, so the usual • Plus leading a team and working with people
  • 3. Nowadays, being a team leader means: • Implementing, testing, deploying, so the usual • Plus leading a team and working with people
  • 4. Part I:Working with teams
  • 5. It is proven that empowerment works;set the boundaries and mentor your team http://brenireland.blogspot.com/2011/05/archaeology-field-trip-and-first-irish.html
  • 6. Sit with the team, and always be available
  • 7. Get your hands dirty http://brenireland.blogspot.com/2011/05/archaeology-field-trip-and-first-irish.html
  • 8. Don’t be a superhero
  • 9. Commit activities of two superhero team leaders: 90 68number of commits 45 23 0 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Team leader 1 Team Leader 2 Average team member
  • 10. Know your team members http://bit.ly/vARz90
  • 11. Improving yourself, andthe team will respect you even more
  • 12. Get rid of poisonous andincompetent team members
  • 13. Finally, the vacation test http://thehandcraftedlife.blogspot.com/2011/08/vacation-itinerary-planning-belize.html
  • 14. Find at least five differences 3 1 2 3 1 2Queue Live Queue Live Development Verification Deployment Development Verification Deployment F D C B A D C B G E E A H H F G Before your vacation After your vacation
  • 15. Part II:Lean thinking won’t happen by itself
  • 16. The first pull is easy as pie... 3 1 2Queue Development Verification Live Deployment Ongoing Done Ongoing Done
  • 17. The second pull is awfully difficult... 3 1 2Queue Development Verification Live Deployment Ongoing Done Ongoing Done
  • 18. WIP limit is easy to break, unless you block it 3 1 2Queue Development Verification Live Deployment Ongoing Done Ongoing Done
  • 19. In real life... courtesy of Digital Natives, http://digitaln
  • 20. Part III:Self-management
  • 21. “Five minutes Turkish” (It is a polite way of saying ‘No’) source: http://bit.ly/vmgKd1
  • 22. Limit your TODO list to an A4 paper
  • 23. Visit other teams and learn from them gemba walk: http://thecriticalpath.info/2011/09/15/the-gemba-walk/
  • 24. Thank you very much for your attention!http://zsoltfabok.com @ZsoltFabok