Nov. 13, 2013

You Don't Need to Change. Survival is Optional

Slides and video from my talk at Lean Kanban United Kingdom 2013 in London

The title refers to a quote attributed to W. Edwards Deming.

Today there's general consensus - and a lot of noise - about the need for change. Still, organizations are having a hard time with change. Most change initiatives fail. Sometimes it's just a matter of lack of will to change. Sometimes organizations just don't even understand why or what they have to change.


Change is often believed to be magically reachable designing new processes on paper, possibly paying huge amounts of money to consultants.

The talk introduces the Kanban Method (not to be confused with the Kanban Tool) as an evolutionary approach to managing change and as a way to build a learning and adapting organization.


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Gaetano Mazzanti

My background includes a long experience as a manager in the Software and Machinery Industry. I worked in USA and India leading distributed teams in advanced software projects (CAD/CAM, PLM, Industrial Automation, Plant Control and Supervision). As a coach I am now trying to help organizations to change embracing Agile and Lean values and principles. I am a WIP limit addict :) and a KCP
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Gaetano Mazzanti

My background includes a long experience as a manager in the Software and Machinery Industry. I worked in USA and India leading distributed teams in advanced software projects (CAD/CAM, PLM, Industrial Automation, Plant Control and Supervision). As a coach I am now trying to help organizations to change embracing Agile and Lean values and principles. I am a WIP limit addict :) and a KCP

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