Posts Tagged: Flow

1,5 years after Kanban for Skeptics

It’s been more than one and a half years now since I published my first e-book Kanban for Skeptics.  Time to look back. I remember well how it all started.  At the time I was preparing a public talk, called

1,5 years after Kanban for Skeptics

It’s been more than one and a half years now since I published my first e-book Kanban for Skeptics.  Time to look back. I remember well how it all started.  At the time I was preparing a public talk, called

Software development is not manufacturing

I wrote about the 5 most common arguments against Kanban in my e-book Kanban for Skeptics. We lose our ability to plan It will take longer Things will get stuck — we can’t keep WIP limits Stakeholders don’t care about

Software development is not manufacturing

I wrote about the 5 most common arguments against Kanban in my e-book Kanban for Skeptics. We lose our ability to plan It will take longer Things will get stuck — we can’t keep WIP limits Stakeholders don’t care about

Feeling the theory of constraints

I’m often so focused on trying to do things right, that it feels like I’m driving a car at 200 km/h.  Sure, things go fast and I’m really paying attention to the road ahead, but I’m missing out on all

Feeling the theory of constraints

I’m often so focused on trying to do things right, that it feels like I’m driving a car at 200 km/h.  Sure, things go fast and I’m really paying attention to the road ahead, but I’m missing out on all

Kanban for Dishwashers

(image by Peter & Francesca)   No, this is not a blog post title just to attract your attention.  I’m truly going to explain how the ideas behind Kanban helped us doing the dishes more efficiently during our camping trip

Kanban for Dishwashers

(image by Peter & Francesca)   No, this is not a blog post title just to attract your attention.  I’m truly going to explain how the ideas behind Kanban helped us doing the dishes more efficiently during our camping trip

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