My dear friends, Today, the much anticipated A3 Thinker 1.0 is finally live on the App Store. My immense gratitude goes towards all the friends, clients and Lean practitioners who, with their curiosity, early insights and support, made this possible. A3Thinker is my first attempt to move beyond my presentations, workshops and coaching to “package”
Hello my friends. Today I’m going to share some news. I’ll begin with giving you the English version of a presentation I first introduced in Italy for the opening keynote of the Italian Agile Day, the most important Agile conference in Italy. As usual, I illustrated all the slides using mostly ArtRage, storytelling techniques and,
For a bit of Friday fun, I just created a meme and entered Mark Graban’s LeanBlog “Lean Memes” contest. This is to remind management that gemba walks can be fun and there are always opportunities for improvement . Have a good weekend!
In my previous post, I introduced the Connections mindmap (PDF) that I’m using to design my upcoming Pragmatic A3 Thinking Workshop. Much has happened since that post, including speaking in different parts of the world. There would be much to say, but I’ll rather be short on words and dense in value. In this second part
The first time I introduced my A3 & Kaizen presentation to the international community, I only had 30 minutes available. I was in Berlin, at the Agile-Lean Europe 2011 – easily the best community-driven conference I have attended to date. To my surprise, at the end of my session, a senior manager in a large organization
Imagine you are lost in the middle of a magnetic storm. You glance at your compass, but the needle rotates furiously. You take some steps in one direction, then you change your mind. Where are you going? You notice something you’ve seen before and you suddenly realize you’re just walking in circles. How would you
For those of you using the Open Space approach to run self-organizing conferences, I created a set of fun cartoons to illustrate its four guiding principles and “law of two feet”. The drawings are vector-based, so you can print them as big as you want. At the formidable Agile Coach Camp Italy 2011, we printed
It’s a matter of time. Time I don’t have. I once learned that Alfred Hitchcock used to sketch on storyboards to pre-visualize the shots of his movies. What if I could apply cartooning and storyboarding techniques for my Zen-style presentations? With acceptable results, I thought, I could use those sketches as first-class citizens and incorporate
This is brief post to share with you a short video clip I just published, based on my latest talk: “Crafting Outstanding Presentations”. Other clips will follow. I’m developing decent video editing skills, so I hope you’ll like my “cinematic” intro. Why story? Well, if you read my previous posts, the answer is pretty obvious.
“What do you do?” I’m asked. “I am a Lean and Agile software development consultant.” My reply is patently inadequate. It is my first conference since I officially started my freelancing adventure a couple of months ago – and it shows. The small business entrepreneur in front of me has no idea of what I just said.