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This is a presentation I made to the LSSC10 audience on Friday 4/23/2010. ...

This is a presentation I made to the LSSC10 audience on Friday 4/23/2010.

I speak of my observations of individuals or groups of individuals who are agents of change. I call them INFLUENCERS.

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  • the lean influencer’s mantra influencing the understanding of lean adopters’ philosophy, forces & dynamics (c) INFLUENCE Contact: Siraj@influencecorp.com (202-415-2138)
  • today ✤ today’s goal = influence the team’s appreciation of the philosophy, forces and dynamics of lean adoption ✤ philosophy of lean process improvement. ✤ forces influencing lean process improvement. ✤ dynamics influencing the success of the initiative.
  • mantra ✤ what is the “mantra” for the Lean Influencing team? ✤ mantra = man + tra = “mind” + “liberation“ and “this moment here and now”. ✤ the Lean Influencing team wants to be there a moment before the entire organization. ✤ in fact, every moment is an opportunity to succeed or fail
  • introduction SIRAJ - process improvement influencer, observer and student
  • Intro to Siraj ✤ 19 years experience with process improvement consulting and coaching. ✤ excellent track record of coaching leaders and teams on process improvement (Kanban, Agile, Scrum, CMMI, SOX) ✤ broad and deep (varied domain / functional) experience.
  • elemica lean coach - product development
  • shoretel lean agile coach - business and technology initiatives
  • winn dixie process coach for business and technology initiatives
  • winn dixie agile coach for pmo - business and technology initiatives
  • Hakuna Matata Process and Team Coach
  • philosophy the philosophy of agile adoption
  • respect ✤ all process improvement styles and techniques are about respect for humanity. ✤ and ✤ respect for the forces. ✤ and ✤ respect for team dynamics.
  • dynamics team dynamics that enable success of the process improvement initiative
  • continuous ✤ nature’s own continuous improvement is our guide. ✤ it is almost as if continuously improving processes is the only aim of process improvement. ✤ every day is a new day for process improvement. ✤ it is the journey and the destination.
  • clean slate ✤ the no-baggage policy of the agile influencer ✤ clean slate adds to the commitment to each team member and creates the emotional heartbeat of the team.
  • flexibility ✤ rigidity is the enemy!! ✤ create a team that can have learning conversations, share differences, withstand stress ✤ and yet unite and move forward ✤ authentically!!
  • visibility ✤ the processes that become visible provide best candidates for process improvement. ✤ agile influencers strive to provide visibility of their own processes to set the tone for visibility for the organization.
  • trust ...but verify ✤ In GOD we trust, every one else bring data!
  • craftsmanship
  • courage ✤ courage (plus grace) ✤ allows the influencers to face facts, realize concerns, develop solutions. ✤ influencers need courage in their heart, mind and soul ✤ to be courageous and yet caring.
  • grace
  • emphasis
  • swarming
  • celebrate
  • answers ✤ always lie with the team. ✤ when in doubt “ask the team”.
  • recognition
  • reality
  • anomalies ✤ anomalies test the boundaries of comfort for the organization. ✤ they stretch the organization’s limits for process improvement one day, one team, one individual at a time. ✤ they are also pioneers ✤ and ✤ nomads!
  • nomads
  • pioneers
  • supplication ✤ the agile influencer reaches out to a greater source of energy ✤ plugs in to the larger self ✤ offers supplication
  • atrophy
  • forces forces to respect before, during and after the process improvement initiative
  • context ✤ knowing the context helps ✤ economy, industry, competitors, divisions, finances, strategy, influence ✤ culture is context. ✤ the team is a subset of the context. ✤ context, context, context.
  • uniqueness ✤ every leader and team and their process improvement opportunity is unique. ✤ the challenge is to recognize this uniqueness ✤ enjoy the moment before starting process improvement ✤ you will never be the same again
  • contradictions ✤ process improvement initiatives explore the contradictions that make the organization a living organism. ✤ contradictions are neither good nor bad. ✤ they are just present. ✤ contradictions provide “leverage” for process improvement initiatives.
  • leverage ✤ The leverage exists within this uniqueness. ✤ finding this leverage is the challenge. ✤ the agile influencer’s mantra provides deep insight. ✤ but you still have to find it in your unique context.
  • mystery
  • delay ✤ delay exists naturally in every context. ✤ actions / events of today have long term consequences. ✤ sustainability requires attention to delay.
  • feedback
  • balance ✤ the context seeks natural balance and a shared vision. ✤ always! ✤ equilibrium triumphs over all change initiatives. ✤ “agile” is a disruption of this natural equilibrium unless agile also seeks true balance.
  • heartbeat ✤ the living organism that is your organization, has a natural heartbeat and a natural pulse. ✤ recognizing this cadence is essential for the agile influencer.
  • consequences
  • learning
  • safety ✤ safety provides the net for leaders, followers and teams to explore process improvement. ✤ the level of safety in an organization is the ceiling level of process improvement. ✤ especially for the agile influencer
  • the influencer’s mantra applying the lean influencer’s mantra
  • Gratitude Thank You and Best of Luck Siraj@sirajuddin.com / 202-415-2138