Lean Software
Intro for Managers
You do know
 these are end
to end features
 The Networking
  Metaphor…
 Cut Through vs Store
  and Forward
 Packet size
 Optimize the
  bottlenecks
 Congestion
...
Focus on Value and Time
Make value flow
Eliminate waste that
 slows down flow the
 most
Manage Cycle Time

Quality drives ...
Value Stream Mapping




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA_YSyBkhiM
Value Stream Mapping
Limit work to Capacity
12
13
14
15
Alistair Cockburn
Cumulative Flow




   Agilemanagement.net
Focusing on the Bottleneck
Summary – How to reduce Cycle Time
   Even out the arrival of work
   Minimize the number of things in process
   Minim...
Management Role
 Design the system/process
   Policies that can be
    distributed for effective
    Delegation/Empowerm...
Take Aways
 Move to Feature-driven product development
 Use Kanban system to improve key processes
 Start managing Cycl...
Lean agile for managers - Intro
Lean agile for managers - Intro
Lean agile for managers - Intro
Lean agile for managers - Intro
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Lean agile for managers - Intro

  1. 1. Lean Software Intro for Managers
  2. 2. You do know these are end to end features
  3. 3.  The Networking Metaphor…  Cut Through vs Store and Forward  Packet size  Optimize the bottlenecks  Congestion Avoidance  Prefer as few hops / layers as possible  More?
  4. 4. Focus on Value and Time Make value flow Eliminate waste that slows down flow the most Manage Cycle Time Quality drives Flow…
  5. 5. Value Stream Mapping http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA_YSyBkhiM
  6. 6. Value Stream Mapping
  7. 7. Limit work to Capacity
  8. 8. 12
  9. 9. 13
  10. 10. 14
  11. 11. 15
  12. 12. Alistair Cockburn
  13. 13. Cumulative Flow Agilemanagement.net
  14. 14. Focusing on the Bottleneck
  15. 15. Summary – How to reduce Cycle Time  Even out the arrival of work  Minimize the number of things in process  Minimize the size of things in process  Limit work to capacity  Use pull scheduling  Build Quality In – Reduces variation and Defect/Rework wastes/delays.  Improving flow ->  Improved Quality  Reduced Cost
  16. 16. Management Role  Design the system/process  Policies that can be distributed for effective Delegation/Empowerment  Manage the behaviour of system/process  Find and Address Tough Impediments  Whole-System Thinking  Beyond the Functions/Silos…
  17. 17. Take Aways  Move to Feature-driven product development  Use Kanban system to improve key processes  Start managing Cycle Time and Work in Progress  Limit WIP to catalyze improvements

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