Posts Tagged: Information radiators

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

Agile? That’s just for hippies and beatniks!

 People who discover agile, sometimes get this kind of 1st impression: Agile, that’s just for hippies and beatniks! We’re running a serious business here! Sure, these agile guys are doing lots of strange things, but does that mean they

Agile? That’s just for hippies and beatniks!

 People who discover agile, sometimes get this kind of 1st impression: Agile, that’s just for hippies and beatniks! We’re running a serious business here! Sure, these agile guys are doing lots of strange things, but does that mean they

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

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

Book review: Unfolding the Napkin

During my holiday I finally got time to read a book that was high on my reading list. In Unfolding the Napkin, Dan Roam takes his famous back of the napkin concept one step further. His second book promises that

Book review: Unfolding the Napkin

During my holiday I finally got time to read a book that was high on my reading list. In Unfolding the Napkin, Dan Roam takes his famous back of the napkin concept one step further. His second book promises that

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

Visual management versus / with tools

On May 21 & 22 I attended Agile Open Belgium again. One of the topics I proposed was ‘Visual management versus / with tools’. I wanted to challenge the question I often get as an agile coach: How do we

Visual management versus / with tools

On May 21 & 22 I attended Agile Open Belgium again. One of the topics I proposed was ‘Visual management versus / with tools’. I wanted to challenge the question I often get as an agile coach: How do we

The 5 strengths of a physical task board

There’s one question I always get when coaching a new agile team: “Can we use a digital task board?” My answer: “Sure you can, but …” Because I don’t believe in imposing my ideas onto a team, I give them

The 5 strengths of a physical task board

There’s one question I always get when coaching a new agile team: “Can we use a digital task board?” My answer: “Sure you can, but …” Because I don’t believe in imposing my ideas onto a team, I give them