Adam Hawkins

Adam Hawkins

Software Delivery Coach

Appears in 106 Episodes

On Ops Reviews

Adam presents a catch-all episode on ops reviews, visual management, call-to-actions, and SLOs.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🎁 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?🚀 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?🚀 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?🚀 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?🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence

Boundaries

Adam presents thinking about boundaries, testing, and software design.Want more?🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 Get your FREE Guide to software delivery excellence🖥️ Alis...

Estimates

Adam presents how he thinks about estimates and delivery. Plus, a special announcement on something new!Want more?🚀 New listener? Start here.🧭 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. Learn More🚀 New listener? Start ...

Drift into Failure

Adam presents thoughts on Sidney Dekker's book "Drift into Failure".  🚀 New listener? Start here.📘 Drift into Failure by Sidney Dekker📘 The Field Guide to Understandin...

The Agile Manifesto

Adam revisits the historic Agile Manifesto.Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.🧠 The Agile Manifesto📘The Art of Agile Development by James Shore📘The DevOps Handbook b...

Iterations & Increments

Adam shares an example of breaking work into increments and iterations.Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.📘 Modern Software Engineering by Dave Farley☕️ Small Batche...

As Measured By

Adam shows how the phrase, "as measured by", encourages empirical and scientific thinking.Learn More🚀 New listener? Start here.📘 Measure what Matters by John Doerr ☕️ ...

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 notes🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 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:☕️ Small Batches #100: Deming's Journ...

The Ideal

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.  Learn More🚀 New listener? Start with the introduc...

Redwork / Bluework

Adam presents the concept of redwork and bluework presented in the book "Leadership is Language".Learn More🚀 New listener? Start with the introduction.🧭 Get your FREE ...

Project Banana

Something completely different. This episode is a short story about leadership, communication, and collaboration.ChaptersLearn More🚀 New listener? Start with the intro...

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 ...

Lean Leadership

The mental model for lean leadership through self-development, personal mastery, and developing others.

Managing to Learn

Adam summarizes John Shook's book "Managing to Learn" on the A3 problem-solving process.Show Notes☕️ Small Batches #53: The Toyota Way☕️ Small Batches #39: The High-Ve...

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