Category Archives: Kanban

DevOps test that easily can be done on team level

This checklist is comprised of 48 items you can use to gauge the maturity of your software delivery competency, and form a baseline to measure your future improvements. It’s not meant to say “you’re failing DevOps” or deprive you of … Continue reading

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9 Myths About Agile

9 Myths About Agile Setting the record straight on the most common misconceptions about an increasingly popular—and controversial—approach to software development. Agile has proven a polarizing force since a group of veteran software developers first proposed it in 2001 as … Continue reading

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Dave Snowden | How not to manage complexity

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Why Seeing the Value Stream Is So Important

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The Practical Science of Batch Size by Donald Reinertsen

Of all the ideas of Lean, batch size reduction is the most important economically. Yet, few product developers understand it. More

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Kaizen at a Wine Bar

“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” – Robert Heinlein, American science fiction writer (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) With kaizen, or continuous improvement, it often … Continue reading

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NetObjectives: Scrum, Lean and Kanban: A Pragmatic Webinar Series

Kanban is the next generation of Agile methods. It has been picking up momentum as many people have become disenchanted with either the difficulty of starting Scrum or have been unable to overcome challenges while using Scrum. Kanban is based … Continue reading

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Kanban in a Nutshell

I assert the following (please verify with your own evidence from your past): 1.Time from getting information until using it creates new work (one has to redo the information or one works from old information which results in rework) 2.Time … Continue reading

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How Delays Cause Waste: A Main Tenet of Lean

In this video, Alan Shalloway discusses one of the most powerful tenets of Lean applied to software development: Reduce delays to avoid creating waste

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Lean-Kanban University

new joint venture between Net Objectives and David Anderson and Associates – Lean-Kanban University. LKU is the place to learn about Lean and Kanban as it is used in knowledge work. It lists quality classes, services and resources for continuous … Continue reading

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