An internally focused exploration of an idea is different from an externally focused one. In my experience, noticeable differences have been related to market, revenue, customer etc. F.ex, relatively small potential improvements in work within main value streams could clearly dwarf size of investments, or have been considered already.
Anyway, here’s a kind of intranpreneur canvas that’s been useful for me a few times lately when thinking about building new software.
Single-point estimates are very often taken as promises, used as deadlines, create overhead, hides risk, becomes illusion of control.
Don’t use hours, f.ex do range-based estimates, think pair work, only focus on remaining work, adjust regularly.
Are work boards updated?
- at least regarding your own work
- “No“? let’s take a look
Are there any issues, problems?
- “Yes“? let’s talk about it…
Can you answer “what’s next”?
- (for you)
- at least until next daily meeting
- “No“? let’s take a look…
- re slack is unplanned improvement work
- Can you join existing planned, started work?
- No? Can you help with any bottleneck, problem?
- A bit much work in progress?
=> Do some improvement work
- Lastly: consider starting new planned work
This week I spoke at a couple of conferences.
In case you’d like to take a look at the (info)slides, a pdf is available, or you can take a look in a viewer below.