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Stephen Parry to brew up some agile in Gothenburg

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 1, 2016 9:57:43 AM

There are roughly two parts to my work in Agile and Adaptiveness. One is working with organisations on transformation. The other is recharging my creative batteries by engaging with colleagues and peers on agile and adaptiveness techniques.

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Topics: Adaptability, Agile Review, Climetrics, Knowedge work, Lean, Seminar, Speaking Events

The change agent’s dilemma: should I stay or should I go?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 19, 2016 4:16:43 AM

When working with an organisation on an Adaptive transformation, one of the most important decisions has to do with who is going to be the change agent.

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Topics: Adaptability, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Lean, Work Climate

How to do Shared Services the right - LEAN - way

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 13, 2016 9:19:01 PM

So you’ve got duplicate internal services in your organisation. Simple enough to just share them with others in the company, right?

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, Lean, Lean Methods, Methods

Making your talent valuable is the best organisational talent strategy

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 12, 2016 4:17:01 AM

When working on an Adaptive-Lean transformation with an organisation, we look at their management, their leaders, their talent. What we’ve found that when it comes to recruitment, far too many look for candidates that are likely to maintain the status quo rather than infuse the organisation with new ideas.

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Topics: Adaptability, Agile Review, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, Lean

When a policeman has to use his wife’s cell on the job, its time for a change

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 21, 2016 4:10:49 AM

When I was working with a UK police force on their Lean transformation, I had an interesting opportunity to speak to their IT department about the importance of IT and how it makes the force more effective.  

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Topics: Adaptability, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, IT Business, Lean

The wow about the WOW! Awards

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 14, 2016 12:40:23 AM

Working with Lean over the years, I’ve grown to take special delight in seeing how customer engagement changes, develops and then becomes essential in the growth of an organisation.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, Lean, Lean Methods, performance, Speaking Events, Work Climate

The European Lean Educator’s Conference: My Day Two Picks

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 8, 2016 4:15:12 AM

I’m heading to the  European Lean Educator’s Conference (ELEC) taking place September 16 and 17 in Buckingham. On Tuesday I gave you my run down of sessions for Day 1. Today I’m going to share my Day 2 picks.

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Topics: Adaptability, Customer Value Principles, Lean, Lean Methods, Seminar, Speaking Events

The European Lean Educator’s Conference: My Day One Picks

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 7, 2016 8:44:37 AM

When talking to companies about Lean and Agile, I often wish I had a way to have them take a deep dive into the broad universe of thought and opinion on this dynamic way of thinking.

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Topics: Adaptability, Agile Review, Lean, Lean Methods, Seminar, Speaking Events

Spotlight on the European Lean Educator Conference 2016

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 1, 2016 6:21:58 PM

Anyone immersed in Lean culture will be heading to Buckingham in the UK for the third edition of the European Lean Educator’s Conference (ELEC) and for good reason.

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Topics: Knowedge work, Lean, Lean Methods, Speaking Events