Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018); his third book Right to Left: the digital leader's guide to Lean and Agile is due in 2019. He is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, Mike was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and CTO for an energy risk management startup.
Right to left
What does a Lean-Agile delivery process look like? If you had to describe one, where would you start – "from the left", with a backlog of work to plough through, or "from the right", with needs met by working software? And does the difference in perspective matter?
The difference does indeed matter; we'll see that learning to describe and introduce Agile and its frameworks "from the right" brings considerable benefits. And it's not hard – we can all do it!