Lean is the bringing about of a day by day improvement to your services that your consumers value. It is not a process improvement initiative or a tool, but a long term commitment in a new way of working. This improvement is best run by those who do the work, who know the work and who are most affected by the work. It is in stark contrast to bringing in consultants that implement best practices. What we provide is a service that will educate and train your staff in Lean principles and practices so that they may bring about the changes.
Our Lean Simulation Training provides your team with a taste of what Lean is through experiencing it with a simulation. The simulation is engaging and fully interactive and enables the staff to see the benefits of Lean through first hand experience. These sessions are run in-house and are designed to be run with a complete team.
DevOps came about to lessen the negative effects of development and operations each working in their own silos. Development wanted to change systems to support business outcomes and operations were focused on keeping systems stable. DevOps works to remove the barriers between development and operations by having the two groups work together and understand each others drivers.
Managing the portfolio of work in any medium to large organisation is challenging. With knowledge work such as software development it becomes even more difficult as the work is invisible. What portfolio Kanban primarily provides is an simple view of the current state of your portfolio of work so you can see what you have in progress, what its status is and where potential bottlenecks are. With this information you can alter the system or work to enable you to deliver in a quicker and more efficient way.
We coach your IT team in how to move into a rapid cycle of plan, build, deliver, and learn. Through each iteration you gain knowledge that can be applied to the following iteration, continually improving the way you work and what you are building. This helps you to excel over your competitors as you are continually able to adjust what you do based on feedback. We typically work with the Kanban delivery approach, but have experience with both Scrum and SAFE.