Lasse Ziegler

Lean Agile Scrum – Coaching and Training

Browsing Posts published in 2010


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This week I attended the first LESS 2010 International Conference on Lean Enterprise Software and Systems in Helsinki. Overall I think that the conference was a great success and that the organizers did a good job at providing interesting content as well as a nice social program. I hope that next years LESS 2011 in [...]

From Lean Thinking by Womack and Jones: In our experience, dedicated product teams do not need to be nearly as large as traditional managers would predict, and the smaller they can be kept the better all around. A host of narrowly skilled specialists are not needed because most marketing, engineering, purchasing, and production professionals actually [...]

Muda of complexity

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A nice quote from Lean Thinking by Womack and Jones: What traditional managers fail to grasp is the cost maintaining and coordinating a complicated network of high-speed machines making batches. This is the muda of complexity. Replace the high-speed machines with the appropriate people who build software and you still have the same problem. jQuery(document).ready(function($) [...]

Dice Games

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In the book “The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the main character Alex plays a Dice Game with some boy scouts in order to demonstrates the principles of Theory of Constraints. The Washington State University has instructions on how to run a Dice Game similar to the one found in the book and also instructions [...]

The Beergame

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A couple of weeks ago I heard about the beergame: The beergame is a role-play simulation game that lets students experience typical coordination problems of (traditional) supply chains, in which information sharing and collaboration does not exist. In more general terms, this supply chain represents any non-coordinated system in which problems arise due to lack [...]