Category Archives: Kanban

Part 1 of 2: Kanban vs Scrum Myths and Hype

Recently, I heard folks at a few of my clients and at a couple conferences talking about why they are considering moving to using Kanban vs. Scrum.  I have no preference to either method other than choosing the right agile … Continue reading

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T-shaped Agile

Quite frequently, I hear folks in the agile development community splitting hairs over their favorite approaches to delivering products and services. There are those who will argue over whether or not one should be allowed to mention “Scrum” and “Lean” … Continue reading

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Lean or Kanban or Agile

Before the week gets going I want to sort through some of my thoughts on this whole Lean/Kanban thing. A bit of history… Mary Poppendieck was one of the first few authors I ever read when I got formally introduced … Continue reading

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Scrum or Kanban… it’s not Black or White

It’s been fun the past few months to watch Kanban get some traction out in the agile community. It seems that my Google Reader is full of agile guys talking about Kanban. If you are David Anderson… this has to … Continue reading

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Chambering The Next ‘Silver Bullet’

Just recently I attended Lean 2010 in Atlanta, GA, April 21-23, 2010. I ‘learned’ something that I didn’t know before… basically that Scrum / Agile is broken and Kanban software development is the answer. I heard two presenters at the … Continue reading

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The importance of rhythm

Stepping away from the Rigidity in Agile Development meme for a minute.  I’d like to talk about the importance of a true rhythm.  Lately, I’ve met with various teams that have struggled with how to define their iteration length.  Some … Continue reading

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Lean/Kanban Conference in London…

I am currently in my second year on the Agile Alliance board.  We meet face-to-face four times each year (including at the annual agile 200x conference) and September’s meeting was planned for London. Coincidentally there was also the UK Lean … Continue reading

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Noodling on Kanban… Part Four

Okay… time to wrap this thing up.  If you missed any of the first three ‘Noodling on Kanban’ posts… I included links at the bottom of this one… just to make it easy on you guys There is clearly much … Continue reading

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Noodling on Kanban… Part Three

Earlier today we noodled on the secret sauce… maybe even THE most important value add… of implementing a Kanban system.  Kanban gives us a very visual way of identifying and elevating the constraints in our system.  The ONLY way to … Continue reading

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Noodling on Kanban… Part Two

Okay… time for part two in my Noodling on Kanban mini-series. Yesterday we talked about the Kanban board and how it was similar, but not the same, as the Scrum task board.  We also talked about work in process limits … Continue reading

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