The Last Responsible Moments Game

interactive Session/Practice/Game 60'


Procrastination is the psychological behavior to needlessly and counter-productively defer tasks. Lean thinking recommends deferring decisions to the last responsible moment and delivering just-in-time. One is a burden, the other a management theory, yet both are concerned with deferring. Meet the Shu-Ha-Ri model of Lean Procrastination which gets you rid of management if applied to work you fully enjoy and master.

Play with us the new LRM complexity game to explore how complexity effects and changes the last responsible moment and how Lean Procrastination enhances flexibility.

The game is a board game for individuals and teams, providing many different strategies to be explored. Its very origin was an Open Space session at XP-Days 2010. Later it was initially developed at P4A11 (Play4Agile 2011 Germany) and refined at the ACCDE11 (Agile Coach Camp 2011 Germany).


Marc Bless, Olaf Lewitz

Über den Speaker

Marc Bless


Marc Bless hat 13 Jahre Erfahrung als Software-Entwickler, Projektleiter, Teamleiter, Querdenker und Hinterfrager. Als Coach, Berater und Trainer für Agile und Lean Software-Entwicklung hilft er Teams und Organisationen bei der Einführung agiler Entwicklungsmethoden und bei der Adaption agiler Werte, Prinzipien und Praktiken. Er hat Erfahrung in der Anwendung agiler Methoden im regulierten Umfeld (Medizintechnik) und im Coachen verteilter Offshore-Teams. Marc ist aktives Mitglied der Agilen Community und Organisator diverser Open Space Un-Konferenzen und spricht regelmäßig auf internationalen Konferenzen zu agilen Themen. Er ist Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSP) und zertifizierter Projektmanager (IPMA).

Olaf Lewitz


I am an agile42 Coach, Idea Farmer and Linchpin.
I inspire people to improve the way they work.
I inspire managers to make their organisations more effective.
“Prepare to be surprised” is a motto I live and work by (and it goes both ways!).
I am a skeptical empiricist, lean procrastinator and linchpin. I try to let myself be perpetually perplexed.
As a coach, my motto is that of NannyMcPhee:
"When you need me, but do not want me, I must stay. When you want me, but no longer need me, then I have to go."

You can find me on Twitter as @OlafLewitz.


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