The 7 types of Muda (waste) for the modern enterprise

Muda (無駄, on’yomi reading, ateji) is a Japanese word meaning “futility; uselessness; wastefulness. We all know the origins of Lean wasted started back in manufacturing and it’s always a great interview question to see if candidates can real off all 7. But given most of our clients are digital clients rather than manufacturing how do we equate the 7 types of waste…

Free help Feb

I’ve got space between clients this month. So if you know of any charities, non-profits, schools/colleges or maybe you are returning from maternity leave and feel the world of hashtag#agile hashtag#lean has passed you by for 12 months – if so get in touch and I’ll see if I can help you out. Ideally hashtag#Leeds…

Community of practice or practise being a community?

What happens if you want to share and enjoy your common interest but not improve? Dan Pink says mastery is a great driver, but what happens if you join a running club and just want to run. You know you are never going to do 10k in 40 minutes, and you know what, you are…

Agile coaching books – my reading list

A selection of some of my agile coaching books. If I’ve missed any of your recommendations drop me a comment below and I’ll add it to my reading list. Drive – Dan Pink Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd; Main edition (13 Jan. 2011) Simon Sinek – Start With Why Paperback: 256 pages Publisher:…