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   - How did the improvement come about? It came about because we stopped and talked about our "​work"​ and figured out a better plan.   - How did the improvement come about? It came about because we stopped and talked about our "​work"​ and figured out a better plan.
   - Where did all the good ideas come from? What you will find is that a number of people will contribute ideas. This leads to a discussion about the wisdom of the crowds and why top down planning is wasteful as it doesn'​t fully leverage the brains of all the people on the team.   - Where did all the good ideas come from? What you will find is that a number of people will contribute ideas. This leads to a discussion about the wisdom of the crowds and why top down planning is wasteful as it doesn'​t fully leverage the brains of all the people on the team.
-  - The previous point also leads to a conversation about leadership. Who was the boss? In most cases there was no boss. People became leaders as their ideas were implemented. This is part of the dynamic of a true team and one of the reason they accelerate. ​+  - The previous point also leads to a conversation about leadership. Who was the boss? In most cases there was no boss. People became leaders as their ideas were implemented. This is part of the dynamic of a true team and one of the reason they accelerate. We say that leadership “emerges” and, it should noted, the role of leader might flip from person to person depending on context.
   - What was the effect of quality control (dropping the ball)? Not only was it descriptive in a general sense ("oh someone dropped the ball") but it also took time to recover as people got back into a work rhythm. Think of defects in a similar light? Even if we don't care about the customer and their reaction to a defect, we need to stop producing defects (technical debt reduction, invest in automation) so we can focus on providing value.   - What was the effect of quality control (dropping the ball)? Not only was it descriptive in a general sense ("oh someone dropped the ball") but it also took time to recover as people got back into a work rhythm. Think of defects in a similar light? Even if we don't care about the customer and their reaction to a defect, we need to stop producing defects (technical debt reduction, invest in automation) so we can focus on providing value.
   - Most teams start by throwing balls around, whether or not the person on the receiving end is ready. Most teams evolve to have a rule to "wait until you have eye contact with person catching the ball before you throw"​. This is an example of a pull system. This allows you to talk about the improvement in productivity as a result of the smoother flow you see as a result of pull systems.   - Most teams start by throwing balls around, whether or not the person on the receiving end is ready. Most teams evolve to have a rule to "wait until you have eye contact with person catching the ball before you throw"​. This is an example of a pull system. This allows you to talk about the improvement in productivity as a result of the smoother flow you see as a result of pull systems.
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