Tag Archives: kaizen

Taking a break for the holiday season

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility Program

I wish everyone well and I hope you too have a chance to spend time with loved ones, rest, do some annual Kaizen (oops – I mean “new year’s resolutions”), and, if you have the means, reach out and help someone in need!

We’ll be back on Jan 1 with some pre-scheduled content including some exciting announcements that should be great reading as you start heading back in to the work of the new year.


Please share!
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

What’s in your Agile Transformation Backlog?

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility Program

Michael Badali, a good friend of mine, has asked a great question on LinkedIn: What is your Backlog for Agile Transformation?.  From his question:

While I think that Band-Aid off quick is more likely to be successful than Band-Aid off slow, often Agile Coaches & Leaders are put in the position of Kaizen instead of Kaikaku. When asked for a detailed waterfall plan and schedule on how to become Agile… I generally refuse and create an Agile Transformation Backlog – a prioritized list of things that need to be done to become Agile. Please share your prioritized list of things that need to be done to be Agile.


Please share!
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

The Atomic Rules of Kaizen

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility Program

Neat little article: The Atomic Rules of Kaizen.  From the article:

Systems that are internally consistent and externally pragmatic stem from just a few rules.  Systems with exceedingly many rules typically fail or will not endure….

In Kaizen, it is important to have fidelity to just a few atomic rules, from which a range of behavior will originate.  Below are the rules that I subscribe to:

  1. Spend no Money
  2. Add no People
  3. Add no Space
  4. Add no Steps (Touches)

I like the idea of having simple rules like this.  The short list is memorable.


Please share!
facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail