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Published on March 5, 2014

Author: alexboly

Source: slideshare.net

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Talk delivered at the "Innovate, Focus, Deliver" event organized by Mozaic Works.

Stay Focused! A talk by Alexandru Bolboaca @alexboly alex.bolboaca@mozaicworks.com

The Ever-Pivoting Company

The Neverending Ideas

Why Focus? 1. Clarify vision 2.Minimize noise “Real artists ship” Steve Jobs 3.Eliminate anything that doesn't add value 4.Stop starting, start finishing 5.Clear the collective mind of the team

10 Practices for Focus 1.Value Stream Mapping 6.Staff Liquidity 2.Visual Management 7.Effective Meetings 3.Remove Blockages 8.Limit Interruptions 4.Deal with Bottlenecks 9.Plan Learning 5.Resource Availability 10.Improve Flow

I'm guilty for this talk! Alexandru Bolboacă Trainer, coach, polyglot programmer with international experience alex.bolboaca@mozaicworks.com @alexboly

1. Value Stream Mapping Brainstorm idea Detail idea Sketch UI Code Test Deploy

2. Visual Management Vision: Change the world Objective: Get 100 more paying users Acceptance tests defined Ideas Paper mock-up Features UI design Reviewed with John Code Refactored Code Review Test 0 major issues Deploy

3. Remove Blockages Acceptance tests defined Ideas Paper mock-up Features UI design Reviewed with John Refactored Code Review Code Test Blocked 0 major issues Deploy

4. Deal With Bottlenecks Acceptance tests defined Ideas Paper mock-up Features UI design Reviewed with John Code Refactored Code Review Test 0 major issues Deploy Bottleneck!

5. Ensure Resource Availability Where's that document????

6. Ensure Staff Liquidity Your best people should have the least tasks assigned

7. Do Effective Meetings 1. Initiator facilitates “Discuss X” is not 2. Clear objectives an objective 3. Defined structure 4. Keep the timing 5. Leave with actions 6. Do a retrospective

8. Minimize Interruptions Don't interrupt me now! I'm focused.

9. Plan your team's learning 1. Self-assessment 4. Make a demo 2. Prioritize 5. How to improve? 3. Plan actions for 2 weeks, 1h / week

10. Improve Flow 1. Limit WIP Paper mock-up Ideas Features (2) UI design (1) Reviewed with John Code (1) Refactored Code Review Test (1) 0 major issues Deploy 2. Monitor Cycle Time 3. Improve Your Process

10 Practices for Focus 1.Value Stream Mapping 6.Staff Liquidity 2.Visual Management 7.Effective Meetings 3.Remove Blockages 8.Limit Interruptions 4.Deal with Bottlenecks 9.Plan Learning 5.Resource Availability 10.Improve Flow

Your Questions? “The important thing is not to stop questioning”

I'm guilty for this talk! Alexandru Bolboaca alex.bolboaca@mozaicworks.com @alexboly http://alexbolboaca.ro

Learn More I T.A.K.E. Unconference 11 Blog mozaicworks.com/category/blog Kanban An evolutionary lean-agile http://itakeunconf.com/ method centered around Bucharest, 29-30 May 2014 flow and focus Ask us about Kanban & Visual Management workshops and coaching! Workshops Product Inception User Stories Leading self-organized teams

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