"Productivity" is killing us!

A session at Lean Agile Scotland 2015

Wednesday 7th October, 2015

2:00pm to 2:30pm (GMT)

What did you do yesterday? What will you do today? What’s getting in your way?

Three questions commonly asked at Daily Scrum meetings that imply that doing things is the purpose of work. Rarely have I encountered organizations where these following answers were acceptable:

Yesterday I read a book at work. Today I intend to start no new work and make myself available to help others learn. Being too busy is getting in my way and I need some slack.

The above may seem exaggerated but are not; each one is an example of a behavior someone engaged in that helped deliver value to the customer.

Slack, learning and play enhance our ability to deliver business and customer value.

Adam Yuret discusses how a focus on resource efficiency impedes flow while creating mountains of failure demand and fracturing our organization into competing silos. Also learn some ideas about humanistic ways to mitigate these issues and bring flow back to our organizations.

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Adam Yuret

Lean consultant at Context Driven Agility. 17 years in software taught me a lot about prevention vs cure. Lean coffee! www.contextdrivenagility/leancoffeebook bio from Twitter

Adam Yuret has over 15 years of experience in software engineering. Dedicating his life to pursuing coherent alignment across organizations to help grow “humanistic flow-based systems”; synthesizing the best ideas in systems-thinking and visual flow-management to help organizations understand complexities inherent in human systems & empower executives and teams to function effectively within them.

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3 attendees

  • Adam Yuret
  • Dominic Smith
  • Jon Hopkins

2 trackers

  • Holger
  • Martin Burns

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Time 2:00pm2:30pm GMT

Date Wed 7th October 2015

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