Posts Tagged: Kanban

The first steps towards a lean project portfolio

Since September 2015, I manage the project portfolio of all custom development at a large petrochemical site. When I coached other portfolio managers before, my vision was always to improve the end to end value stream, from the ideation until

The first steps towards a lean project portfolio

Since September 2015, I manage the project portfolio of all custom development at a large petrochemical site. When I coached other portfolio managers before, my vision was always to improve the end to end value stream, from the ideation until

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

7 personal productivity tips

I’m addicted to personal productivity tips. How can I get more value out of my time that has become so scarce, during the last years? Here are 7 tips: 1.  Agree to a clear work-life balance and stick to it,

7 personal productivity tips

I’m addicted to personal productivity tips. How can I get more value out of my time that has become so scarce, during the last years? Here are 7 tips: 1.  Agree to a clear work-life balance and stick to it,

Why Kanban for skeptics?

I noticed that in my professional and private life, I’m asking the following question more often: Why? This annoys the hell out of my colleagues, family and friends.  But, I’ve learned the hard way, that taking enough time to trace

Why Kanban for skeptics?

I noticed that in my professional and private life, I’m asking the following question more often: Why? This annoys the hell out of my colleagues, family and friends.  But, I’ve learned the hard way, that taking enough time to trace

The new hype in software development

Last week I visited Gothenburg, Sweden for the first Software Passion Summit.  I was invited to speak at this brand new event. As with all new conferences, their tends to be a special atmosphere in the air.  Curious tension, enthusiasm,

The new hype in software development

Last week I visited Gothenburg, Sweden for the first Software Passion Summit.  I was invited to speak at this brand new event. As with all new conferences, their tends to be a special atmosphere in the air.  Curious tension, enthusiasm,

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