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Lean Business Agility E020: The Spotify Model

In this episode of Lean Business Agility, I talk to Cliff Hazell about the Spotify Model. What is known today as “The Spotify Model” goes back to an article from 2012 that explains how Spotify worked at the time. Since then, countless organizations have adopted this practice and “implemented” the Spotify model in the hope that the organization’s performance will improve. This is also where the problem lies and why it did not work for most of them: The practices do not make Spotify a great company but it is the constant search for a better way of working according to the motto “be the best at getting better”.

Cliff Hazell is Coach Chapter Lead at Spotify.

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Lean Business Agility E016: Too Much Work in the System

In this episode I am discussing with Joanne Perold one particular question: “What shall we do when there is too much work in the system?” You probably know the situation when you start to visualize your work, the whole system is overloaded with work. We discuss strategies of how you could deal with this situation like e.g. to park work items within the system, cut the inflow of work, understand the value and bring the value in, etc. Nice one!! 🙂

Joanne Perold is Certified Scrum Master with agile42 in South Africa.

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Lean Business Agility E008: Practical Kanban, Chapter 1

In this episode I’m talking about my new book “Practical Kanban. From Team Focus to Creating Value” which is a translation of the German book “Kanban in der Praxis”. I decided to self-publish the book on Leanpub and I will release it chapter by chapter. The translation work is basically done and it’s only illustrations missing.

The book is based on my practical experience and it tries to give you answers to the following questions:

  • Are we using Kanban properly?
  • How can we improve our Kanban?
  • How can we scale our Kanban?
  • How can our work become more predictable?
  • What should we work on next?

Chapter 1 is already released and the highlights are the written instructions for the ship building experiment and the explanation of the reworked Flight Levels – it’s only 3 anymore 😉

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Lean Business Agility E004: Metrics and Dashboards with Troy Magennis

Troy Magennis, numbers cruncher and Chief Nerd Officer is my guest in this episode of Lean Business Agility. We are talking about what numbers to capture, how important it is to not optimize for only one number if you want to prevent sub optimization, and how to measure quality.

You can download the mentioned spreadsheets from Troy’s website.

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