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Lean SAP Delivery® by ENSEAD

11 Apr 16
Posted by curtis

Mark Twain, in his own autobiography, said:

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.”

 

We have long since expected that there must be others who have implemented Agile with SAP, but most of the examples we’ve found have only been the ASAP 8 version which we’ve proven isn’t true Agile. So many core constructs are missing that, at best, it’s “partly Agile.”

 

Then, tonight, I come across the idea of “Lean SAP Delivery” in a Slideshare deck from Mendel Koerts of ENSEAD Advisory. It’s clear from a few other posts that Medel follows the ASAP 8 model, but then there is this post where he links to his deck with the following graphic…

Screenshot 2016-02-11 21.09.04

 

There is a vague similarity, for sure, with the Scaled Agile Framework model. But I’m encouraged by others in the SAP and Agile world coming up with workable frameworks.

 

I’ll be watching for more details from Mendel in the future. In the meantime, I’ve added ENSEAD to our bookmarks page under Consultancies.

 

While ENSEAD put the ® symbol after the phrase “Lean SAP Delivery“, it’s not clear where this trademark is registered, if at all. There is no claim to the trademark on the documents available via Google search that first appear in October 2014.

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