Your Change Initiative Doesn’t Have To Fail

A session at London Lean Kanban Day 2014

Monday 28th April, 2014

11:30am to 12:10pm (GMT)

The vast majority of change initiatives fail. Fortunately we have approaches like Kanban or, in a broader context, Lean and Systems Thinking. They help us to address the challenges we face when running our change programs. We should be good. Or should we?

Surprisingly enough, with the rise of Lean we don't really see improvements in success rates of change initiatives. Why so?

Every now and then we focus on processes and methods. We exploit success stories from a factory floor where Lean was born. Just to fail again. Should it be a surprise given how different knowledge work is from manufacturing? Should it be a surprise given bias toward methods and tools at cost of mindset?

Let me discuss some of methods we use to drive improvements. My goal is to show you that most of the time you shouldn’t even bother to use them. The missing bit is almost never a tool or a method. This is going to be sort of myth busting. We need that to change our focus to the important bits: right mindset and understanding the context.

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Pawel Brodzinski

Leader of Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io). Persistent experimenter. Whiteboard junkie. Lean and Agile coach. Prolific blogger. bio from Twitter

Pawel Brodzinski is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process).

He has been a leader of the first Kanban implementation in software industry in Poland. He is a Brickell Key Award nominee and the first Pole to become a Kanban Coaching Professional.

Pawel leads Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io), a web software shop in Poland where he practices of what he preaches. He blogs sharing his thoughts on broadly understood software project management at http:// brodzinski.com

Pawel is passionate about building great teams, creating superb organizational culture and helping people to grow.

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15 attendees

  • Adam Borrows
  • Andrew Rusling
  • Avril Jones
  • David Lowe
  • Geoff Bones
  • Dragan Jojic
  • Francis Rowland
  • Helen Meek
  • Jose Casal
  • Dan Brown
  • Matt Gregory
  • Michael Downing
  • Pawel Brodzinski
  • Rupert Bowater
  • Selina Bans

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Time 11:30am12:10pm GMT

Date Mon 28th April 2014

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