November 20, 2013
L’agile tour est passé par la côte Atlantique et j’ai eu la chance d’assister aux deux sessions : Le 8 Novembre à Bordeaux et le 14 à Nantes. Attardons nous ici à la première nous parlerons de la seconde dans un billet dédié.
Le premier constat est toujours le même : un authentique bain de jouvence. Comme le fit remarquer Régis Médina en keynote de clôture, les idées fusent, les initiatives bouillonnent et on sent une communauté avec de l’énergie à revendre, de nombreuses idées et un désir intact de partager.
L’idée de ce compte rendu n’est pas d’évoquer toutes les différentes présentations mais de s’attarder sur les temps forts… Read the rest of this entry »
November 18, 2013
Giuseppina Allegretti is head of risk group in IT Department at Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. During the 2013 edition of the European Lean IT Summit, she made a very inspiring talk about Lean leadership and gemba walks. What I really enjoyed in her talk was the quiet yet determine tone, completely in line with her relentlessness approach of digging for new continuous improvement opportunities.
She also presented one of the most appropriate slide I have seen related to leadership in general and lean leadership in particular with the following principles : How we manage little things is how we manage big things / Reality is not always what we imagine / A long way starts with a little step / Go and See = Coaching people / Attention is the best way to care about people.
She has been kind enough to discuss gemba walks, leadership, change management and more with us in this video interview. So thanks to her for the conversation, and as usual with this interview series, thanks to Camille Brunat for directing and editing the videos, to Florence Préault, for coordinating this interview series project, and to Supernormal for the music.
November 16, 2013
Hakan Forss is Lean and Agile coach at Avega Group. Hakan is one of the many Agile coaches that, while digging deeper into agile practices, has reached the shores of Lean, what he calls the fountain of knowledge. In this short video interview he shares his insights on how lean can help improving agile teams.
His Lean IT Summit presentation this year on how to apply Toyota Kata principles to agile teams has been very inspiring as he offers a lean approach to agile continuous improvement. While doing so, he brings lean deep thinking to agile practitioners and he builds another bridge between the two approaches. (Refer to #hypertextual Toyota Kata book review for more information of what the principle is).
Hakan has been kind enough to allow us some time to discuss his journey, how to articulate agile and lean and how Legos can help in building great slidedecks. Many thanks to him for the conversation, to Camille Brunat for directing and editing the videos, to Florence Préault, for coordinating this interview series project, and to Supernormal for the music.
November 15, 2013
Here is the second video interview of the European Lean IT Summit Interview Series. Daniel Breston defines himself as a IT Service & Operations Management Improvement Advisor & Coach. We’ve first met during the Lean Masterclass by Steve Bell in 2012 and we have kept in touch since.
Coming from an ITIL background, Daniel passion about the topic of Lean is quite contagious. His Lean IT Summit 2013 presentation has been extremely well received : his return of experience of implementing Obeya in a Lean IT project in a support team was quite telling.
In this exciting video interview, the Texan talks about his lean journey, ITIL and this project.
Many thanks to him for giving us some time for this conversation. And as usual for this series, thanks to Camille Brunat for directing and editing the videos, to Florence Préault, for coordinating this interview series project in such an efficient way, and to Supernormal for the music.
As part of the European Lean IT Summit, Roberto Priolo (Managing Editor at the Lean Global Network) and myself did some video interviews of the speakers. It was a great opportunity to discuss lean concepts further with these practitioners and, incidentally, to try this new type of exercise, far more complicated than it seems to be.
First of this series is Michael B. Jones who presented at the conference how, as a Senior Manager Digital Content at eBay, he uses lean and agile to manage their digital content and to enable commerce by creating content customers love. An engaging interview with someone working in one of the major online company.
Many thanks to Michael for sharing his insights with such enthusiasm, to Camille Brunat for directing and editing the videos, to Florence Préault, for coordinating this interview series project in such an efficient way, and to Supernormal for the music.
November 5, 2013
Sur la lancée de mon intervention au Lean IT Summit avec Laurent Alt, le directeur de la R&D logiciel de Lectra, je présenterai ce même retour d’expérience sur la mise en oeuvre du Lean Software Development pour le passage de l’agile à l’échelle lors de l’Agile Tour Nantes 2013 qui aura lieu le 14 Novembre.
Cette fois-ci je serai accompagné par Michel Cavalier, un manager agile de haute volée avec qui j’ai eu la chance de travailler durant ces 6 années à Lectra.
Pour rester sur de l’auto-promotion liée aux Agile Tours, j’ai proposé un Lightning Talk (5mns) pour l’Agile Tour de Bordeaux, édition qui aura lieu, elle, dès ce Vendredi, le 8 Novembre.
October 9, 2013
The most recurrent question of the European Lean IT 2013 conference was at the heart of a dedicated panel : how does Lean IT positions itself in a world dominated by Agile culture ? There was (from left to right) Pierre Pezziardi, Steve Bell , Hakan Forss, Mike Orzen, Michael Ballé, Daniel T Jones and not appearing on the picture Regis Medina, Takashi Tanaka, Laurent Bossavit, and Antoine Contal (moderator).
A wonderful panel that has launched many thoughts for #hypertextual …
October 8, 2013
The European Lean IT Summit happened last week in Paris and it has yet again proved to be a great opportunity to meet the community, to listen to great case studies and to get some food for thoughts with the keynote sessions.
Already the third edition (see wrap-up from 2011 and 2012) and in my view the best so far as we can see the subject maturing and the whole community getting deeper insights on the topic. (disclaimer : It could well be that I am biased here as this year I was both speaking and part of the company organising it).
On top of the experts and leaders (Dan Jones, Steve Bell, Mike Orzen, Michael Ballé, Takashi Tanaka) there also were good talks by people from all over the world, many domains (support, service desk, development, operations, innovation) and many industries, peace nobel prize winner Grameen Foundation not being the least fascinating …
August 17, 2013
Just discovered this conference over the summer. It is happening in Boston in early October and for the unlucky ones being on that side of the pond and not being able to attend European Lean IT Summit, this undoubtedly is the conference to go if you’re in the IT industry.
This is quite an impressive cast with the likes of Joel Spolsky, Scott Berkun and, as far as we are concerned today, #1 Business Thinker Clayton Christensen and #hypertextual long time heroine Kathy Sierra.
Most of the previous talks being online, #hypertextual could not resist sharing these two. You will hardly find talks related to software product development and design as inspiring as these two. Both may seem a bit long (1 hour) in these TED days, but believe me : every single second of it is worth your time.
Ludovic Cinquin est un personnage singulier dans le paysage de l’industrie-du-SI.fr. Il est directeur Général de Octo France, un cabinet de conseil IT dont l’influence rayonne bien au delà de sa dimension (150 consultants) grâce à ses publications, son blog et surtout l’USI, la conférence IT la plus passionnante d’Europe, conférence qu’Octo organise.
Ce qui donne un relief particulier à son parcours vient de sa formation initiale centrée sur la production. Il s’est donc formé à l’IT sur le terrain (il a rejoint Octo et l’industrie IT en 1998) et à travers de nombreuses lectures (Di Marco, Weinberg, Feathers, Glass), lectures qui l’ont nourri et qui ont guidé sa réflexion vers une vision systémique du SI du 21ème siècle, une vision ouverte, lucide, scientifique et d’une clarté admirable.
On retrouve cette vision à travers ses contributions dans les publications Octo (Partageons ce qui nous départage ou les Géants du Web) mais surtout dans les différentes présentations qu’il a faites à l’USI. On pense en particulier à son tryptique sur les mythes (2008), les biais (2010) et, la plus marquante à mon sens, celle sur les lois de l’informatique (2011) une trilogie indispensable pour tout professionnel de l’IT. Un peu comme Leigh Buchanan révant de Bob Sutton en DRH du monde, on se prend parfois à imaginer Ludovic dans le rôle de DSI de la France.
Mille mercis à lui d’avoir eu la gentillesse de nous accorder cet entretien fleuve (compter 10 mns de lecture) durant lequels nous avons abordé des sujets autour de la DSI de demain, sujets sur lesquels il est intarissable : les technologies, les usages, l’innovation, son management, le modèle des géants du web, les mythes et les lois de l’informatique, la culture Octo et même le théâtre sont abordés ici … Read the rest of this entry »
July 18, 2013
Wayhay ! I am glad to announce that I will be speaking at the European Lean IT Summit 2013 Edition in Paris on October 3rd and 4th. It is some kind of honor to speak in the same event as experts such as Michael Ballé, Steve Bell, Dan Jones, Yves Caseau, Pierre Pezziardi or Mike Orzen. Read the rest of this entry »
March 29, 2013
As part of the Enterprise 2.0 conference last week in Paris there was a Management Hackathon, addressing 2 topics : organization of the 21st century and Leadership and Management principles. 2 teams were competing to tackle each subject.
We built a team around the second topic and this is what we came out with : Read the rest of this entry »