The challenge is that you might lose your early adopters as you grow, and this presentation talks about how to continuously delight customers whilst satisfying new market segments in order to achieve growth and how to use OKRs and KPIs to measure progress.
Recently I was asked to share our experience and learnings with the Global Product Development Lifecycle work we are doing at Pearson at Tesco. This works focuses on bringing the company together to be more innovative at a cultural level and adopt Agile and Lean Startup principles beyond software teams.
Sharing the story on how the Pearson Global Product Lifecycle embraces iterative funding influenced by Beyond Budgeting, Agile and Lean Startup to develop leading products with the learner at the centre.
A fundamental Agile principle is ‘Continuous Improvement’, yet many practitioners use a default visual workflow which changes little through the evolution of the product and team. This can become repetitive and ultimately the tool starts to become simple, boring and used for administrative monitoring only. Agile environments often don’t realise the power that visual workflows can have. This workshop takes the audience through different ways to present the card wall, to make stand-ups more fun and interesting. We will look at ways you can alter the card wall to challenge skill silos and encourage more cross-functional behaviours, and present ideas on how to gamify the card wall in order to make it fun and interactive. Using learnings from the theory of constraints, kanban, scrum, team dynamics and system thinking principles we’ll also discuss creative ways to monitor cycle time, understand progress and visualize flow to challenge team patterns, behaviours and bottlenecks.
Agile and Lean Practices at The Mobile Academy London. This session introduces some Agile and Lean principles and introduces Scrum for startups and enterprises.
A rollup of my recent lightning talk at Lean Day London on Lean Startup In A Global Education Enterprise.
Presentation discussing the Theory Of Constraints and the effects of System Thinking, presented at Agile Tour London 2013
Inspired by the Book “The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, this presentation explores the effects of applying the Theory of Constraints. A simulator was used to mock a physical workflow over 500 days and the result are discussed. A thought provoking topic which explores a fundamental principle of Agile workflows as well as comparisons to manufacturing environments.