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Business Model Generation

Based on the recommendation from Alejandro De Zunzunegui Founder & Co Owner en THE LEAN LAB LTD I bought this great book called: Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and ChallengersKindle Edition by Alexander Osterwalder   Alejandro works as Lean Coach consultant and he use the Lean Startup approach to help companies to move […]

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The Empathy Map

Every entrepreneur needs to build an Empathy Map in order to discover who are their customers. Indeed, after he or she found out (or at least suppose) their future customers he has to dig more about their pains (and needs). The following image was extracted from http://www.solutionsiq.com/what-is-an-empathy-map/                   […]

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Lean Change Canvas

After reading Lean Change Management by Jason Little I start looking for more Canvas to use with my clients. One of my colleagues recommended to me another great book called: “The Lean Change Method: Managing Agile Organizational Transformation Using Kanban, Kotter, and Lean Startup Thinking by Jeff Anderson.  Reading those books I realised that Lean […]

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Product Owner assessment

During this week I received an email from Ruud Bruls who works as Agile Transformation Coach and Counsellor in Capgemini. If you want to reach him visit his Linkedin profile https://nl.linkedin.com/in/ruud-bruls-8546623 Ruud told me the follow: “Do you like to know where you excel as a product owner and where you have chances for further improvement? […]

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Agile metrics

Managers love metrics to check and track the progress of each projects. Using Scrum managers think velocity (amount of user stories finished in the Sprint) is the metric to take into account. Furthermore, they believe that velocity is a good way to estimate how long will last a project. It means, if you have track […]

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The Playing Lean 

  As Agile Coach I have to look for the best way of training that for me is playing games. When you play a game such as Playing Lean you will get all the concepts of Lean Startup in a funny way. Javier Urrutia (Founder/CEO – coreDevX Email: javier.urrutia [at] coredevx [dot] com ) showed […]

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Why do you need Agile?

Unfortunately, many companies (the majority are related with IT) want to use (or adopt) Agile because the clients are demanding software delivered in Agile way (most of the times the use of Scrum as framework) because they think in that way they will get better applications. The most interesting thing is a few clients think about […]

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The A3 process

What is an A3? An A3 is a structured problem solving and continuous improvement approach, first employed at Toyota and typically used by Lean manufacturing practitioners. What your A3 looks like depends upon the situation. The example below consists of the following pattern, as part of an Agile Transformation: Current situation & problem Root Cause Analysis / […]