Category Archives: Lean

Conference season madness

It is conference season again, lot’s of exciting places to visit, sessions to attend and people to meet! So many options, so little time & budget.  Madness, I tell you! Let me share my list of favourites with you: Agile

Conference season madness

It is conference season again, lot’s of exciting places to visit, sessions to attend and people to meet! So many options, so little time & budget.  Madness, I tell you! Let me share my list of favourites with you: Agile

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

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

How Kaizen could save an online travel agency

The number one concern of a lean organization is customer value.  Now how do you define customer value?  By involving end users, trying to get as much feedback as possible, asking customers to fill in evaluation forms, compare with your

How Kaizen could save an online travel agency

The number one concern of a lean organization is customer value.  Now how do you define customer value?  By involving end users, trying to get as much feedback as possible, asking customers to fill in evaluation forms, compare with your

Standardization in agile teams

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about standardization. Ever since I got started with this whole agile thing, one message always seemed to stick: Keep your process as lightweight as possible so you’re flexible enough to adapt. After exploring the

Standardization in agile teams

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about standardization. Ever since I got started with this whole agile thing, one message always seemed to stick: Keep your process as lightweight as possible so you’re flexible enough to adapt. After exploring the

It all starts with quality

Delivering value all starts with quality. In the end, we want to deliver customer value, that’s our number one goal, right? How can we achieve this without quality? If we ship products with a certain level of defects at a

It all starts with quality

Delivering value all starts with quality. In the end, we want to deliver customer value, that’s our number one goal, right? How can we achieve this without quality? If we ship products with a certain level of defects at a

2 ideal cases for continuous flow

Following up on my previous post, here are the benefits that I see in applying a continuous flow instead of iterations. There are 2 cases in which I prefer a continuous flow: 1. The team is responsible for developing new software AND doing

2 ideal cases for continuous flow

Following up on my previous post, here are the benefits that I see in applying a continuous flow instead of iterations. There are 2 cases in which I prefer a continuous flow: 1. The team is responsible for developing new software AND doing