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Playing to Win

Adam discusses strategy in preparation for the next episode.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduction.๐ŸŽ Enter the FREE giveaway for a copy of "Playing to W...

On the Gemba

Adam discusses three (new-ish) ideas from time on a new gemba.ย Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduction.๐ŸŽ Enter the FREE giveaway for a copy of "Modern So...

Hexagonal Architecture

Adam describes using Hexagonal Architecture, also known as Ports and Adapters, for software delivery excellence.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduction.๐ŸŽ...

Flow Engineering with Steve Pereira & Andrew Davis

Adam welcomes Steve Pereira and Andrew Davis to discuss their new book, Flow Engineering. They discuss the book's origin story and the use of cybernetics to drive effe...

T1 and T2 Signals

Adam presents the mental model behind T1 and T2 signals, a necessary lexicon for understanding production operations.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduct...

Rules of Flow

Adam answers a listener's request of advice on succeeding in high-level company or project environments with seven tips.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introd...

Skill Zero: Test Driven Development

Adam presents TDD as skill zero, the one that unlocks all the others.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduction.๐ŸŽ April 2024 Giveaway instructions๐Ÿงญ Get your...

On Ops Reviews

Adam presents a catch-all episode on ops reviews, visual management, call-to-actions, and SLOs.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduction.๐ŸŽ April 2024 Givea...

DevOps Patterns for Private Equity with Dave Mangot

Dave Mangot returns to discuss his new book "DevOps Patterns for Private Equity". Don't let the title fool you, this is best introduction to DevOps and many related so...

Blue-Yellow-Black Visual Management

Adam presents visual management using simple blue, yellow, and black color grading. This is an essential episode.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduction....

Understanding Production Operations

Adam presents a series of questions to understand production operations, plus a method to practice: MMIVM. That's Model-Measure-Instrument-Visualize-Monitor.Want more?...

Chain of Learning with Katie Anderson

Adam's welcomes Katie Anderson to the show to discuss her book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn, lean thinking, and the powerful growth mindset.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New liste...

Words of the Year

Adam's two most common words (verbal ticks even) from 2023. Is it a party foul to bring lean thinking into a New Year's Eve party?Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with ...

Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge with John Willis

Adam welcomes John Willis to discuss his new book, Deming's Journey to Profound Knowledge. We discuss why John wrote the book, Deming's career arc, and how we put Demi...

Wiring the Winning Organization

Adam presents the ideas in Wiring the Winning Organization with a vignette from his time on gemba. Plus, a giveaway!Here's how to win a FREE copy of Wiring the Winning...

Tips for New Managers

Twelve tips for first-time engineering managers. Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start here.๐Ÿงญ Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence

Boundaries

Adam presents thinking about boundaries, testing, and software design.Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start here.๐Ÿงญ Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Alis...

Estimates

Adam presents how he thinks about estimates and delivery. Plus, a special announcement on something new!Want more?๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start here.๐Ÿงญ Get your FREE Guide to s...

The Mental Model

Adam presents mental model behind lean and agile. The mental model accepts we don't know the path forward, thus we must optimize for learning it.Are you just beginning...

Language Choice

Adam presents the rationale behind choosing a language or tech stack. Spoiler alert: it's irrelevant to software delivery performance.ย Learn More๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start ...

Drift into Failure

Adam presents thoughts on Sidney Dekker's book "Drift into Failure". ย ๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start here.๐Ÿ“˜ Drift into Failure by Sidney Dekker๐Ÿ“˜ The Field Guide to Understandin...

The Agile Manifesto

Adam revisits the historic Agile Manifesto.Learn More๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start here.๐Ÿง  The Agile Manifesto๐Ÿ“˜The Art of Agile Development by James Shore๐Ÿ“˜The DevOps Handbook b...

Iterations & Increments

Adam shares an example of breaking work into increments and iterations.Learn More๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start here.๐Ÿ“˜ Modern Software Engineering by Dave Farleyโ˜•๏ธ Small Batche...

As Measured By

Adam shows how the phrase, "as measured by", encourages empirical and scientific thinking.Learn More๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start here.๐Ÿ“˜ Measure what Matters by John Doerrย โ˜•๏ธ ...

Introduction

Adam describes the aims of this podcast and what listeners can expect. Here's the best way to start down the path:1. Envision the ideal: Small Batches #832. Study the ...

Golden Signals

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.Show notes๐Ÿš€ New listener? Start with the introduction.๐Ÿงญ Get your FREE Gu...

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 ...

Core Ideas

Adam presents nine ideas that bridge the gap between Deming's System of Profound Knowledge and modern-day DevOps.

Dr. Deming

Adam connects Deming's trips to Japan in 1950 with modern software delivery. This is an essential episode.Deming on Small Batches:โ˜•๏ธ Small Batches #100: Deming's Journ...

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