After the LeanProcrastination session at the AgileCoachCamp US in September, Matt Barcomb and I started talking about working on practical examples to actually teach lean procrastination. This is what we’ve come up with. We submitted the session to ACCU and XP2012, and interested to do it at other conferences as well. We’re still in the process of fleshing out the details, yet we’re pretty sure we’ll make it a blast.
A big thank you goes to all the people who’ve contributed with feedback and direct input to this “management mind map“: Marc Bless, Ivana Gancheva, Chris Matts, Olav Maassen, Liz Keogh, Ken Power, and to people whose ideas we build upon: Bjarte Bogsnes, Daniel Pink, Edwin Hutchins, and lots of people at XPDays, AgileCoachCamps (especially in Norway)
“Lean Procrastination is an emergent approach to decision making which aims to decouple and decompose the batch size of decisions in order to create a fluid ecosystem that allows available capacity and valuable options to meet naturally in a more optimal phase space.”
Practitioners of Lean Procrastination use an amalgamation of Real Options, Distributed Cognition, Lean Startup concepts as well as other tools to enable Deliberate Discovery and Drive, leading to the flexible and effective creation of value. They achieve validated learning by using fast feedback loops and real metrics and they lead by example during lean-agile transformations.
In this tutorial, Matt and Olaf share their ideas and experiences about using Lean Procrastination techniques to support agile transitions at any level within an organisation. Learn how Lean Procrastination serves as an enabler for lasting cultural change, making possible Agile Budgeting, Innovation Accounting, Lean Portfolio Management and, Organisational Kanban.
Join Olaf and Matt for a menagerie of practical exercises and all new interactive games such as Black Jack Pivoting, Words of Uncertainty, Too Late Success Stories, and whatever else they invent until May
Matt Barcomb (@mattbarcomb) is passionate about building collaborative, cross-functional teams; enjoys being out-of-doors; loves punning; and thrives on guiding organizations towards holistic, sustainable, emergent improvement. Matt started programming as a wee lad and eventually wound up getting paid for it. It took him nearly 10 years before he realized that the “people problem” was the biggest issue facing most software development. Since then he has spent his time and energy trying to find interesting ways of making the business-software universe a better place to work, play and do business. Matt currently resides in Cleveland and is employed with LeanDog where he keeps especially busy with organizational transformations, and shares his insights on his blog http://blog.risingtideharbor.com/.
I am an agile42 Coach, Idea Farmer and Linchpin.
I inspire people to improve the way they work.
I inspire managers to make their organisations more effective.
“Prepare to be surprised” is a motto I live and work by (and it goes both ways!).
I am a skeptical empiricist, lean procrastinator and change agent. I try to let myself be perpetually perplexed.
As a coach, my motto is that of NannyMcPhee:
“When you need me, but do not want me, I must stay. When you want me, but no longer need me, then I have to go.”
You can find me on Twitter as @OlafLewitz. I blog at http://hhgttg.de/blog/.