The Difficult Life of a Lean Team Leader                        by Zsolt Fabók                         November 2, 2011http...
Nowadays, being a team leader means: • Implementing, testing, deploying, so the usual • Plus leading a team and working wi...
Nowadays, being a team leader means: • Implementing, testing, deploying, so the usual • Plus leading a team and working wi...
Part I:Working with teams
It is proven that empowerment works;set the boundaries and mentor your team                  http://brenireland.blogspot.c...
Sit with the team, and always be available
Get your hands dirty              http://brenireland.blogspot.com/2011/05/archaeology-field-trip-and-first-irish.html
Don’t be a superhero
Commit activities of two superhero team leaders:                    90                    68number of commits             ...
Know your team members                         http://bit.ly/vARz90
Improving yourself, andthe team will respect you even more
Get rid of poisonous andincompetent team members
Finally, the vacation test                             http://thehandcraftedlife.blogspot.com/2011/08/vacation-itinerary-p...
Find at least five differences             3             1            2                            3             1         ...
Part II:Lean thinking won’t happen by itself
The first pull is easy as pie...               3                1             2Queue     Development      Verification      ...
The second pull is awfully difficult...               3                1             2Queue     Development      Verificatio...
WIP limit is easy to break, unless you block it               3                1             2Queue     Development      V...
In real life...                  courtesy of Digital Natives, http://digitaln
Part III:Self-management
“Five minutes Turkish”   (It is a polite way of saying ‘No’)                                 source: http://bit.ly/vmgKd1
Limit your TODO list to an A4 paper
Visit other teams and learn from them                         gemba walk: http://thecriticalpath.info/2011/09/15/the-gemba...
Thank you very much for your attention!http://zsoltfabok.com                 @ZsoltFabok
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The Difficult Life of a Lean Team Leader

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

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