I am a product development leader at Ericsson. In this role, I have been facilitating and supporting the lean&agile transformation of a product development unit within Ericsson, mainly looking at issues of large scale agile.
My organization is now 5 years on the lean&agile road and we are happy to see that the lean&agile transformation has improved both the quality and the delivery precision of our products. Still, we are constantly looking for new ideas and improvements.
Currently, the lean concept of Flow is our focus area.
”What is flow?”
For quite many people it is just a buzzword, a synonym for ‘efficiency’, or ‘process’.Other people read it’s about flow efficiency vs resource efficiency, and there are many great examples from the field of production to show how flow optimization can improve the output of an organization.
But how to apply these principles to product development?
In my short pecha-kucha-style presentation I will give you some alternative perspectives on ‘flow’.
Instead of giving a recipe how to improve flow in a product lifecycle, I will talk in a more abstract way about ‘How to make things flow’ and ‘What hinders flow?’, hoping to spark some ideas in your heads.