Welcome to the end of 2019 week 45. This week we continued with the focus on time wasters, mainly the lean wastes. Things that we do everyday without even noticing that take our time away from other more important tasks.
Here is a quick summary of what happened.
📅 Monday: Why you need to eliminate hand-offs to be more effective
LEAN WASTE #4 : Hand-Offs are just a waste of time
I need you to create a functional document, then I will read it, create my technical document and give it to someone else. Sounds familiar?
📅 Tuesday: The most important metric you need to track
LEAN WASTE #5 : Delays are killing your productivity
For today, the focus is Delays. This is the most important metric you should be tracking because it impacts everything else.
📅 Wednesday: Why you need to stop obsessing about working hours
Working hours and hours worked are 2 different concepts
It feels a bit strange that in 2019 we are still talking about working hours and how different they are from hours worked
📅 Thursday: These are the 3 ways bugs are destroying your output
LEAN WASTE #6 : Bugs / Defects
Bugs are part of life and part of any code, but they cost time to resolve. They cause extra work on the part of the development team, usually at bad times, causing unnecessary stress.
📅 Friday: Relearning might look like a good thing, but it’s not
LEAN WASTE #7 : Relearning. Learning is good, relearning is bad
If learning is good, why is re-learning a waste?
How much did civilization lose, when the great library of Alexandria burned to the ground?
💡 Saturday: A couple of “learnings” from this past week
A retrospective of the week that passed and what I’ve learned from it.
This past week was an intense one at work, but also a lot of fun. I had a couple of agile friends visiting from Poland, a workshop to facilitate for more than 50 people. Loads of fun, loads of work, happy that it is done 😄