Have you ever had the experience of having to navigate the rapids of a complex project or initiative? How do you make sense of all the data thrown at you? How do you decide, what the most important thing to do now, is? How do you keep an eye on the results, you get? Do they match what you set out to accomplish?
It is about focusing on value – not just effort and effciency.
A confusion of aims and perfection of means, seem to be our main problem.
After working with Scrum, Agile and other Lean principles for years, we were convinced that organizations do not reap their full potential of benefits in this area – because it is too hard with traditional tools and methods.
There were no good tools for the strategic part of the work in projects and initiatives – so we set out to create one: 現agemba. Sometimes, to help people change, you have got to give them a tool that allows them do so.
No one has to change - Survival is optional!
A lot of decisions in organizations have to be taken very quickly, due to the ever changing circumstances. Often the traditional reporting structure is too slow and will distort information, total transparency is needed in order to react quickly.
To stay relevant to stakeholders and customers, organizations have to be able to navigate the complex currents of the world today. This calls for another approach than the classic plan-driven one, the Agile and Lean approach, focus on:
We started a company, 舎AgileLeanHouse A/S, to provide tools, knowledge and solutions for those, who work with leadership and project management in organizations. We have developed our first cloud based tool 現agemba to support these people in getting the most value out of their efforts. We chose the name of the product in reference to the Japanese word " Gemba" known from Lean thinking.
The whole solution is based on working using the 4W pattern (read more here...:
The Japanese symbol for " Gemba" (or " Genba") meaning "The real place", where it really happens.
The focus is to help people with responsibilities for the outcome of projects and initiatives to focus on doing the right things. To enable them to make sense of the often conflicting demands, and focus on those that actually provide value to stakeholders. Not just doing things efficiently with low cost.
Everybody in projects and initiatives benefits from using 現agemba, they have transparency into what has happened, what should be done next and what the impediments are. However, special attention is paid to the people handling the strategic aspect of projects and initiatives. Think of CEOs, departmental leaders, project managers and product owners. 現agemba also helps small innovative startups to keep there eyes firmly set on the values they want to achieve and customer value adding activities.
In complex projects and initiatives, leaders work to increase levels of communication and interaction, in order to facilitate emerging solutions consisting of something known combined with something new.
Although nothing beats physical interaction and paper and pen, sometimes you just need a tool to support collaboration, planning and reporting. Our cloud based tool is called 現agemba. It is a collaborative platform, where projects and initiatives can be designed and visualized using eXtended Story Maps, providing transparency to stakeholders throughout the organization.
現agemba provides a number of qualities to users:
All this, and more, provides an un-parallelled capability for the product owner or project manager to analyze value, cost and risk interactively, to make sense of it all and come up with the best prioritization under the given circumstances.
It ain't the things
you don't know, that gets you into trouble. It's the things you know for sure, that just ain't so!
現agemba exists in a number of different packages depending on the number of licenses required. Licenses come in four different categories, within each a number of roles can be assigned. License groups are:
舎AgileLeanHouse is owned and backed up by a sizeable group of people with experiences and qualifications from every walk of life. Many people have joined together to create a truly great solution. Our 舎AgileLeanHouse network of people consists of:
All network members have influence and can contribute ideas and critique, they also enjoy benefits of early access and extended support.
Visit our company website at 舎AgileLeanHouse.