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Tuesday, July 29 • 10:45 - 12:00
The Mental Leaps at Ericsson 3G (Erik Schön, Håkan Forss) LIMITED

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Sharing our journey of making Agile and Lean work at scale at the Ericsson (*) 3G product development unit. The Ericsson 3G product development unit consists of around 1800 people in >100 cross-functional and co-located teams in ~10 sites in northern Europe and China.

In this session, we will share how we made three very important mental leaps to make the transition to Agile and Lean stick.

# Leap #1 Methods & Tools to Principles & Mindset

Tools and methods can work in some context and not in others. If you have your own principles and mindset, then you can adapt or create your own methods and tools that fit your context. When realizing this, we made a mental leap from a focus on methods and tools to a focus on principles and mindset.

# Leap #2 Resource Efficiency to Flow Efficiency

With a need reduce both costs and time to market, we were looking for alternatives to “resource efficiency” focus (keeping people and equipment fully utilized at all times). We realized that our ability to innovate around state-of-the art algorithms for optimizing packet data flow in mobile radio networks is also applicable for our product development processes. We made a mental leap from “resource efficiency” to “flow efficiency”, ie a focus on keeping work items moving through the process without waiting times.

# Leap #3 Scattered Experiences to Continuous Innovation

We were solving problems as they occurred using task forces in fire-fighting mode, lacking corporate memory and a common direction. By creating a shared direction and a common purpose around the need to improve, we made the leap from scattered experiences to a culture of continuous innovation.

We this session be about sharing and learning. We will share our journey at Ericsson 3G. We want you to learn as much as possible. It is therefore our intension to make this a highly interactive session with quite a bit of room for questions and answers.

(*)Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. Today 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions. We are more than 114,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. In 2013, the company's net sales were USD 34.9 billion. Our vision is to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world.

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Håkan Forss

Lean/Agile Coach, FlowBehave AB
Håkan Forss is a Lean/Agile Coach, public speaker and author. He coaches, mentors and teaches Lean/Agile thinking, methods and tools to organizations, teams and individuals. He develops people’s ability to continuous learn and improve how work is done. Håkan is an active member... Read More →
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Erik Schön

Head of Requirements Area Mobile Broadband + Radio Access Network Operations & Maintenance, and, Test Consultancy, Ericsson
Hacker turned software researcher turned system engineer; manager turned leader turned navigator, Erik Schön has developed people, products and organizations for almost 20 years in complex, global R&D environments. Currently, Erik is one of the leaders of a large-scale journey towards... Read More →

Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Osceola B