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A Sudden Epiphany: Do You Know Your Meetings Don’t Have to Suck?A Sudden Epiphany: Do You Know Your Meetings Don’t Have to Suck?

A Sudden Epiphany: Do You Know Your Meetings Don’t Have to Suck?

Sometimes, realisations come out of the blue, and in this case it was a big one: People are sitting in bad meetings because they don’t know that they don’t have to be!

Meetings Can Be Better!

We’ve recently been crafting ways and means to help people improve their ...

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Why Do We Want to Produce Results Sooner Rather than Later?Why Do We Want to Produce Results Sooner Rather than Later?

Why Do We Want to Produce Results Sooner Rather than Later?

In the world of Lean and Agile, you’ll often hear said that teams should be structuring their work to produce results early. Sometimes it’s called out as “fail fast”, “fail often”, “fail early” or “fail cheap”. Why all this emphasis on the speed to failure?

Nobody Wants to Think ...

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Our Philosophy is Fishing Rods for EveryoneOur Philosophy is Fishing Rods for Everyone

Our Philosophy is Fishing Rods for Everyone

At Flowmotion, we don’t believe in just introducing methodologies: we believe in also helping people achieve different ways of thinking. Every methodology – be it Lean, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, DSDM, XP or any other – can be considered flawed in some way, not least because you can’t design a ...

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Scaling Agile Isn’t Such A Stretch: Our Perspective in SD Times ArticleScaling Agile Isn’t Such A Stretch: Our Perspective in SD Times Article

Scaling Agile Isn’t Such A Stretch: Our Perspective in SD Times Article

Our expertise was recently sought for an article in Software Development Times magazine, which takes a look how to scale Agile from a small pilot project to the much larger organisational transformation that most of us are seeking.

It’s a dilemma we’ve seen a lot of organisational transformations face. A ...

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One Piece Flow: How to Make Money QuicklyOne Piece Flow: How to Make Money Quickly

One Piece Flow: How to Make Money Quickly

We’ve mentioned before that One Piece Flow is a different way of working that helps you generate returns quickly. Essentially, what that means is making money from what you’re doing sooner rather than later. In a financial climate where accelerating your revenue stream is more vital than ...

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Bang For Your Buck: Results in Return for InvestmentBang For Your Buck: Results in Return for Investment

Bang For Your Buck: Results in Return for Investment

A little while ago we blogged about the universal applicability of Agile/Lean to working environments where someone is paying for a result – which is, of course, the same for almost all work. In that post, we talked about a discussion we had with an inter-governmental organisation as ...

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Which is More Productive: Batch Working or One Piece Flow?Which is More Productive: Batch Working or One Piece Flow?

Which is More Productive: Batch Working or One Piece Flow?

There’s a powerful mantra that’s been around for donkey’s years (that means a long time 😉 ) and which most of us subscribe to without much further thinking: “It’s more efficient to work in batches”. This thought guides us in organising most of the work we do – but ...

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One Piece Flow: Is Batch Working Sometimes the Right Choice?One Piece Flow: Is Batch Working Sometimes the Right Choice?

One Piece Flow: Is Batch Working Sometimes the Right Choice?

Our previous post sparked quite the discussion between us, and inspired us to acknowledge that Batch Working isn’t always the villain to One Piece Flow – sometimes, it does make sense. It wouldn’t be a good idea, for example, to wash your clothes separately, one pair of ...

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One Piece Flow: How to Ensure Improved QualityOne Piece Flow: How to Ensure Improved Quality

One Piece Flow: How to Ensure Improved Quality

Our recent blog post on One Piece Flow: Generating Income Early emphasised the financial benefits of the One Piece Flow approach, which can be significant. But there are other benefits as well, and one that is very dear to our hearts is Quality.

In our example, we referenced ...

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Hope FloatsHope Floats

Hope Floats

We recently read a post on Agile World about the impact of culture on retrospectives, and it inspired some thoughts of our own. Venkatesh talks about silent cultures, where problems are not discussed until they’ve reached insurmountable levels, expressive cultures, where every issue is challenged, and ...

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The Full Package: Inspirational Lean & Agile Training in a Beautiful Lakeside Cottage

Lean and Agile are incredibly effective means of transforming ideas into profitable reality and, at Flowmotion, we strongly believe these techniques can be used by anyone, whatever their field or job title. With our upcoming training course, you can now learn Lean and Agile techniques from a seasoned pro ...

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Tiny Tips & Future Follow-Ups: Transform Your Team From Frustrating to Productive!Tiny Tips & Future Follow-Ups: Transform Your Team From Frustrating to Productive!

Tiny Tips & Future Follow-Ups: Transform Your Team From Frustrating to Productive!

Frustrated by having to work within a team that just can’t seem to gel? It’s more common than you think!

We regularly publish a Tiny Tip and Future Follow-Up, based around a theme. Our hope is to improve your working world one step at a time, injecting ...

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