Why aren’t Lean and Agile Collaborating? - medium.com/humanorganisin… ... soon to be followed by "Why aren't Lean and Six Sigma collaborating" annd the ever fruitful "Why aren't Agile and Six Sigma collaborating" and ... hell, here's the map. Yes they work together.
To get them to work together you have to realise

1) They are different
2) They have context
3) There is no such thing as one size fits all
4) You have to see the context to apply them

Expect shouts on how [Agile | Lean | Six Sigma] work everywhere whilst the others don't.
P.S. Before you do decide to tell me how one or the other works everywhere, I've been having this argument with all sides for fifteen years and no, I've not heard a single justification for a one size fits all approach which works.
PPS. I'm fully aware "Agile" has been management consultant "employee of the month" for the last five years despite not generally being Agile. Once execs have bought enough "Agile" in another five years, those some consultants will be flogging "Six Sigma" as the new solution.
Or maybe Lean ... roll a dice, it just won't be Agile because they'll need a new round of transformation to keep the dollars rolling in.
Just remember the first rule of IT ... if you can't see the mug then you're the mug ... and you'll be safe.
X : Who's the mug in cloud?
Me : Today? Spending vast sums building private clouds. Should have stopped a decade ago.
X : UK Gov is talking about a British cloud.
Me : Don't talk soft ... I damn well hope not. That would be real numpty move but then ... OneWeb for GPS ... hmmm.
X : What about digital sovereignty?
Me : Ever heard of physical sovereignty?
X : Of course.
Me : Do you know what's key? A map of the landscape.
X : Your point being?
Me : Don't give me some blah, blah story on digital sovereignty. Show me a map and then we can talk.
X : How do you map the landscape?
Me : Good. That's an admission that you don't have a map. If you can't see the landscape then what are you trying to be sovereign over? You're just shooting in the dark. There's a whole bunch of mappers out there (and in Gov) that can help you.
X : That agile / six sigma map, what ...
Me : That map is from 2012/13 (?) used in HS2 to produce the railway in a virtual world which was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget. Go ask @GoAgileGov. This Agile vs Six Sigma was solved 15 years ago and frankly it's boring.
... oh, and I don't mean "boring" as in @elonmusk let us build all the components we need to create a sustainable population on Mars ... it's boring, as in it's 2020. Agile vs Lean vs Six Sigma which method is better? You need them all in the right context.

I love Agile (as in XP), I love Lean, I love Six Sigma ... they are all brilliant.

I'm just feedup with people who try and argue that one method can be used to solve every problem.

Tyranny of the Agile, Tyranny of the Lean, Tyranny of the Six Sigma ... just say no to Tyranny.

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16 Oct
The complete index for #MapCamp2020 ... slides and videos included. Some is still going up but this will be the source for it all - leadingedgeforum.com/research/map-c… ... thank you to the speakers and @lefep for making this happen.
X : Is #MapCamp going to be virtual going forward?
Me : Yes. We've started that transition. We will grow from here. There are many lessons to learn and may additional things that we can do to turn it into a truly global festival of mapping. This was the beginning of that journey.
But as important as learning about the new world, there are also many things we need to unlearn. As with three perspectives on one topic, because of the timezones then we will need three community driven mapcamps merging into one. Each with its own perspective but shared values.
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15 Oct
X : Are those #MapCamp2020 talks recorded?
Me : Oh yes and they are all going online - youtube.com/playlist?list=… ... you can watch the whole event.
12 talks, 36 speakers ... help yourself - youtube.com/playlist?list=…. Huge thanks to @lefep for getting this up there.
So each of the 12 session has three speakers covering the same topic. Three perspectives to every talk. I cannot emphasise enough how grateful I am to our wonderful community and speakers for giving up the time to make this happen. Thank you all for making #MapCamp2020.
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15 Oct
X : What do you think about remote monitoring of staff?
Me : Micromanagement in a distributed setting might not end well.
X : Why?
Me : With reduced physical barriers to work as companies adapt, you do realise that many can now work for anyone, anywhere in the world from home.
... i.e. shifting jobs was once cumbersome, you might have to move home, move to a different area, kids to different schools. It all creates barriers. In this new world, that stuff is going. You really don't want to be getting on the wrong side of your talent at this time.
... that's why there are companies out there "hunting" staff. When the economy starts to kick in, you might suddenly find a huge transfer of people if you've been less than supportive. I would be really careful with micromanagement, you're creating potential future problems.
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15 Oct
X : Is mapping a cult where you pay to get access to hidden knowledge of the inner circle?
Me : My work is research. I use mapping. I occassionaly teach it. Mapping is all creative commons. #MapCamp is as low cost as we can make it (this year we managed to make it free) ...
... mapping doesn't help everyone, I emphasise how it's imperfect, it's a model and hence it's wrong but it seems to be useful. I've spent a lot of time helping others. Yes,I charge for workshops because that takes me away from research but I do an awful lot of community work ...
... I think it's not unreasonable to say that the value the community has gained from mapping vastly exceeds the few workshops I might have given to large corporate by factors of hundred of thousands or more ...
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14 Oct
The modern ideas of philanthropy are just a perpetuation of the ethics of individual choice, a reinforcement of the transactional nature of our society ... at some point, we're going to need hat conversation of Me vs We, to consider the ethics of care and our duty to others ...
... alas not only does our Western education tend to drive individualism but it may also get baked into our neutral structures - psypost.org/2018/01/study-… ... that's a difficult cross generational mess to unpick if we can't even think in the right way.
I have to say a huge thank you to @marcusguest for that paper. It has never occurred to me before, after a decade of saying that we need to learn from China that some may not even have the necessary neural structures to do so but then why do I (and others) seem to see this ...
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14 Oct
Beyond misinformation on matters of public health, the support of fanatical ideology that threatens to cause a huge loss of life should be a matter for national security ->
X : Are you referring to the Great Barrington Declaration?
Me : Yes
X : As domestic terrorism?
Me : I have no idea whether it's state sponsored or domestic but I would hope that Government takes an interest for reasons of national security.
X : State sponsored?
Me : We live in a post truth world of statecraft and misinformation. We're talking about a declaration which if followed could cause huge loss of life and destabilisation. Yes, I would be taking an interest in the origin, the supporters and its funding.
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