The reason why I like to keep this journal is that most of the questions people ask us about Lean & Agile are related to the implementation of the methodology: How do you move from Waterfall or Prince 2, or from no method at all, to Lean & Agile? How do you make it happen? What steps and pitfalls may be foreseen?
In the IT world, Lean & Agile has rapidly grown to be the way to go. Many organizations are nowadays at least trying to figure out how to make LAPM work for them. Obviously, some are more successful than others. Yet, in non IT environments, LAPM is not yet being perceived as such yet -although some companies are starting to engage in it too-. That’s why we choose this non IT project as the subject of our journal.
It’s often stated that we learn most from experience -not only from our successes, but also from our mistakes-. So, I hope that keeping a journal in real time, will provide for an interesting read about the entire journey. At first I aim at a frequency of one report per week. I’ll not mention real names now, neither of the heros in the stories, nor of the companies or even the exact business we’re doing this at. That may some day be added, but shouldn’t be too important.
You’re more than welcome to join in the discussion. Asking questions is allowed, posting comments is welcomed too. I look forward to sharing with you both our hardship and celebrations, both of which I expect to come with this journey.
This blog is part of my Lean & Agile Implementation Journal