Mark van den Brom is an engineering manager at DASH. In this role he supports the growth, learning and improvement of development teams and individuals.
In a previous step in his career, Mark was an Agile management consultant and helped many organisations in adopting agile ways of working, often by applying kanban principles and practices. Mark loves to figure out why things are working the way they are, mainly by reducing the complexity of situations. Next to that he is inspired by continuous improvement.
In this podcast we’ve talked about the preparation of new work, strategic initiatives or other chunks of work. Whilst often the focus of an Agile transformation is on (groups of) individual teams, a lot of gain can be achieved by optimzing the flow of work towards these teams. By negligencting this opportunity, many organisations only optimize a part of the whole delivery process, overload teams with new initiatives and in the end, don’t really improve.
The conversations on The Business Simplicity Podcast are inspired by the Simple Business Design framework, which is described in detail in the Simplicity Toolkit. Get it below for free!