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Adam presents the four golden signals for steering production operations.Are you just beginning your path to excellence? Then start here.Already on the path? Continue ...
Set-Based Concurrent Engineering
Adam comments on the importance of creating a menu of viable alternatives when problem-solving.Are you just beginning your path to excellence? Then start here.Already ...
Flow: A Mental Model
Adam introduces the idea of "flow" beginning with the Theory of Constraints and ending with value stream networks.Are you just beginning your path to excellence? Then ...
Adam presents nine ideas that bridge the gap between Deming's System of Profound Knowledge and modern-day DevOps.
Adam connects Deming's trips to Japan in 1950 with modern software delivery. This is an essential episode.
Adam shares an end-of-year reflection on pursuing the lean ideal. This is the last episode of 2022. Small Batches will return in 2023.
Leadership is Language
Adam presents the language used to call the plays from Leadership is Language as told in The Project Banana episode.
Redwork / Bluework
Adam presents the concept of redwork and bluework presented in the book "Leadership is Language".
Something completely different. This episode is a short story about leadership, communication, and collaboration.
Product Management with Saeed Khan
A long-form weekend conversation on the vision, objective, strategy, and roadmap aspects of product management with Saeed Khan. Saeed is a product consultant based in ...
The mental model for lean leadership through self-development, personal mastery, and developing others.
Managing to Learn
Adam presents a summary of John Shook's book "Managing to Learn" on the A3 problem-solving process.
The Coaching Habit
Adam presents how lean leaders can use the seven questions from The Coaching Habit.
Adam presents some examples of The Fifth Discipline's system archetypes in software delivery.
Lean Software Delivery 101
A short introduction to the ideas and practice of lean applied to software delivery. A preview of the material in the Small Batches slack app.
Percent Complete and Accurate
Adam introduces the percent complete and accurate metric used in system design and operations.
Adam presents recommended reading for anyone interested in lean software delivery.
Adam discusses the stages in deployment pipelines and why they are necessary but not sufficient for continuous delivery. Listen through to the end.
Adam present's Dr. Deming's PDCA cycle and how it applies to the daily work of delivering software.
Adam presents inflection points where organizations and systems may choose improvement or decay.
The Red Beads
Adam explains how Deming's "Red Beads" experiment demonstrates the system of profound knowledge and the problems with management by objective.
The 5S Method
Applying the 5S's (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) to the telemetry needed for stable production operations
Introducing systems thinking through MIT's beer game and system archetypes described in "The Fifth Discipline" by Peter Senge.
Modern Software Engineering
Adam summarizes the message behind Dave Farley's new book "Modern Software Engineering".
The Four Types of Problems
Adam presents "The Four Types of Problems" by Art Smalley. The types are: troubleshooting, gap from standard, target condition, and open-ended.
Let's go back in time to linger on the works of the master thinkers. This episode presents Kent Beck's book "Extreme Programming Explained".
The Principles of Product Development Flow
Adam presents a summary of Donald Reinertsen's 2009 book.
Adam presents the "five time thieves" described in Dominica DeGrandis' book Making Work Visible.
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