Agile Leadership: Bag Stuffing Lean Flow Videos – First in a Series

Eric and KarlLean Flow Process Overview

If you attend Agile2012 next week in Grapevine, Texas check out Sunday’s informal Bag Stuffing session for a first hand experience with Lean Flow principles in action. After hearing about this for a number of years I finally committed last year to arrive early on Sunday and join the all-volunteer team facilitated by the agile coaching duo of Karl Scotland and Eric Wilke who have lead this effort year after year.

The team again set another record for the most bags stuffed with the most stuff in the least time. I had a ball and was forever changed with regards to how to approach any type of process design and improvement — especially when the process involves a team or a team of teams.

Watch the three videos here for an overview of the whole Bag Stuffing Lean Flow process. Following posts in this series will focus on process improvement, metrics (or what Karl calls “sensing”), worker empowerment, and  the retrospective.

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I’m sure Eric, Karl and other participants would love to read your thoughts and insights, so leave a comment below.

Posted in Agile on 08/08/2012 09:00 am
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