Category Archives: Kanban

5 arguments against Kanban

(image by Saltatempo) When you’re thinking about using Kanban to manage your value flow, you will hear some tough arguments against it.  This is normal and not related to Kanban, it happens with every change initiative.  I’ve compiled a list of

5 arguments against Kanban

(image by Saltatempo) When you’re thinking about using Kanban to manage your value flow, you will hear some tough arguments against it.  This is normal and not related to Kanban, it happens with every change initiative.  I’ve compiled a list of

Your management doesn’t care about speed!

That’s right, I’ve said it.  Your management doesn’t care about development speed. Wait a minute!  Didn’t they try to push our limits all these years?  Trying to get us to do more work in less time? True, but let’s take

Your management doesn’t care about speed!

That’s right, I’ve said it.  Your management doesn’t care about development speed. Wait a minute!  Didn’t they try to push our limits all these years?  Trying to get us to do more work in less time? True, but let’s take

Will Kanban rescue agile software vendors?

I’ve always been a big fan of visualization. This comes in many forms, such as the slides of my presentations, the usage of whiteboards during workshops and the visualization of process flow in my teams. In agile teams, we rely

Will Kanban rescue agile software vendors?

I’ve always been a big fan of visualization. This comes in many forms, such as the slides of my presentations, the usage of whiteboards during workshops and the visualization of process flow in my teams. In agile teams, we rely

A slap in the face by Context

(picture by Vermin Inc) Once again context has slapped me in the face. When trying to figure out a better way to deliver software in a company, I can’t deny that I always start with what I know.  In a

A slap in the face by Context

(picture by Vermin Inc) Once again context has slapped me in the face. When trying to figure out a better way to deliver software in a company, I can’t deny that I always start with what I know.  In a

Kanban in Government (first retrospective)

Today we did our first retrospective since we changed to Kanban.  These previous weeks have been quite interesting and it was time to improve our flow. Take a look at the visual workflow we started out with: What did we

Kanban in Government (first retrospective)

Today we did our first retrospective since we changed to Kanban.  These previous weeks have been quite interesting and it was time to improve our flow. Take a look at the visual workflow we started out with: What did we

Kanban in Government (kickoff)

This week, we started a project using Kanban. I used it before in teams, but this time, I’m planning to blog about the evolution we’re going through with this team.  Especially since we’re planning to roll it out further in

Kanban in Government (kickoff)

This week, we started a project using Kanban. I used it before in teams, but this time, I’m planning to blog about the evolution we’re going through with this team.  Especially since we’re planning to roll it out further in

No place to hang up a taskboard?

One thing I insist on doing with every team is using a physical task board. I like to visualize work to understand the flow and spot bottlenecks and impediments. Plus, it makes it easier to hold a daily stand-up meeting.  You

No place to hang up a taskboard?

One thing I insist on doing with every team is using a physical task board. I like to visualize work to understand the flow and spot bottlenecks and impediments. Plus, it makes it easier to hold a daily stand-up meeting.  You

Healthy flow with classes of service

Last week I attended Lean & Kanban Europe 2010.  It was the first conference I attended with such a specific focus on lean software development. My expectations were largely fulfilled thanks to some great sessions and thought provoking ideas. Being

Healthy flow with classes of service

Last week I attended Lean & Kanban Europe 2010.  It was the first conference I attended with such a specific focus on lean software development. My expectations were largely fulfilled thanks to some great sessions and thought provoking ideas. Being