Lean Procrastination is a mindset that enables you to fluidly refocus by using vision and alignment to continually assess emergent options.
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 concepts 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.
I’m thinking about turning this into a book. I’ve started and would love feedback, questions, suggestions… The LeanPub page is set up, as you see in the right sidebar.
- Shu-Ha-Ri of LeanProcrastination (how it started, where we came from)
- Last Responsible Moment—A Mindset
Talks and Conference Sessions
- Lean/Kanban meetup LA, Sept 2011
- Half-Day Tutorial at Roots, Bergen, April 2012
- SFAgile2012, San Francisco, June 2012
- Full-day workshop on Real Options for decision makers, manage-agile conference, Berlin, Oct 2012
- Talk about Real Options, OOP, Munich, Jan 2013
Ideas We Employ
If Lean Procrastination was a tree, Real Options would be the roots. Chris Matts and Olav Maassen are writing a graphic novel about the topic, it’s expected to be published in Dec 2012.
Drive by Daniel Pink shaped our ideas about motivation at work.
The Power of Pull by John Hagel refined our ideas about how to create a pull system.