Category Archives: Lean Software Development

VersionOne Turns it Up to 10: Three Things You Never Knew About Agile in ‘02 (Part 1)

  VersionOne Turns it Up to 10:  Three Things You Never Knew About Agile in ‘02 It all started on July 1, 2002 in a shady hotel room with two people – myself and our CEO Robert Holler. Don’t worry; … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the LSSC 2012 Conference – Boston, MA

I just recently returned from LSSC 2012 Conference in Boston, MA.  Besides getting my iPhone stolen, it was a great conference.  The keynote speakers were both thought provoking and entertaining.  I especially enjoyed the fact that the presentations demonstrated interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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Estimation in an Agile Organization – A Barometer of Dysfunction?

Estimation in agile organizations still seems to be a pretty hot topic.  I was reading a recent post by Mike Cohn on his blog about it.  Mike states: “Because I’m so interested in estimating and planning, I always take notice … Continue reading

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The Change to Agile Development – Make it Visible

A common occurrence when driving the change to agile development is that once you start to try to increase the circle of influence of the initiative, you will undoubtedly run the risk of encountering cultural, personal and political resistance to … Continue reading

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Waterfall? Get Over it Already!

Is it fair to call Quasimodo ugly? Earlier this year, on the LinkedIn Agile and Lean Software discussion group, someone posted the question, “Is it fair or accurate to malign the waterfall process as is rote when people push 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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Peeling the Onion on Agile Software Development

It is shocking how few folks in leadership positions seem to grasp the difference between strategy and tactics.  I think this may be a symptom of the incredibly short attention span most businesses have today… looking at the current quarters performance.  Probably no where … 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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Refactoring: You keep using that word…

One of the more powerful, yet more easily misunderstood XP tools is the practice of refactoring. It is actually such an important piece of the Agile development puzzle that most teams, whether they are actually doing Scrum or XP or … 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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