One of the interesting parts of my job as a Agile Transformation Coach is the shift from command and control cultures (that created waterfall as a way of delivering software), to an Agile way of working where free and informed choice is assumed and solutions are created using what everyone knows (rather just the single […]
I am spending time at the moment as a Team coach (yes, am still facilitating Leadership Labs but am balancing the two ) and have noticed a trend in the area I work where teams have their work on a wall, but never refer to the wall! So I have been coming up with ideas […]
Alomgside all the other talks from Agile Africa 2017, my talk is now available on YouTube. I was talking about my passion, creating spaces where people are able to shift into more powerful versions of themselves, versions that coincidentally also build Agile Cultures. Agile isn’t only about the easy to spot processes or even the […]
The question on everyone’s lips these days seems to be how do we get large, waterfall aligned organizations and teams to change and do Agile! The answer seems to be ‘coaches’ although I suspect we don’t have the same understanding of the word ‘coach’ and may have disguised ‘consultant’ and ‘telling’ into this new role […]
It seems to be the year for me to speak at conferences. Agile Africa went really well and my topic seems to be connecting well into a new direction for Agile as a whole – Humanising Agile. My talk for SUGSA is once again about behaviour, but with a twist – making it practical and so […]
I facilitate our internal 3 day workshop on Agile Leadership (Servant Leadership based in Roger Schwartz’s book, The Skilled Facilitator ). For one of our bigger programs (around 200 people and about 12 feature teams), I am a permanent fixture with a permanent, dedicated space. We do the training at work which has raised some […]
Welcome to Seeing Flow
This a site reflects on our journey implementing Agile (started out as Lean) within IT in a large financial Institution in South Africa. Our goal is to create sustainable Agile transformation and one of the approaches we are using is combining strong visualisation with daily huddles and specialised lean coaching.
It’s all just one big PDCA experiment really 🙂 and we are loving learning what works and what doesn’t.
Will this combination generate sustainable lean transformation ? Will we be able to create sustainable, self-learning teams who are living Kaizen ? What happens if we focus on the problems teams are experiencing right now and use Lean principles to resolve these ? Will experiential learning really work ? How do we shift our Lean specialists from a consulting mind set to a coaching mindset? How do we shift our leaders ?
Which is why we have created this site – to create a space that is larger than just us. A space where Lean Explorers across South Africa can engage and exchange ideas…so please talk to us! Ask questions, leave comments, send us a guest blog! What issues have you found ways past ? What challenges are you still resolving ? What tips and tricks could you offer ?
Oh yes, the focus isn’t so much on the specific concepts of Lean but on the practical, sustainable implementation with a specific focus on Visualisation, Conversations (Huddles and Stand Up’s) and Coaching. I suspect we will end up including VSM and A3 thinking as those are also key elements …. but let’s see where the conversation goes 🙂
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