Posts Tagged: Lean

Viva Agile and Lean Europe 2012

From 29 to 31 August, the second edition of the ALE unconference will take place in Barcelona.  Because there seems to be a lot less buzz around the event, compared to last year, I thought I could contribute my bit.

Viva Agile and Lean Europe 2012

From 29 to 31 August, the second edition of the ALE unconference will take place in Barcelona.  Because there seems to be a lot less buzz around the event, compared to last year, I thought I could contribute my bit.

Agile teams won’t do the trick

Why are many lean & agile adoptions not delivering the expected results? Is it because of their lack of experience? Is there not enough focus on learning? Did they forget about change management? Are they not doing Agile by the

Agile teams won’t do the trick

Why are many lean & agile adoptions not delivering the expected results? Is it because of their lack of experience? Is there not enough focus on learning? Did they forget about change management? Are they not doing Agile by the

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

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

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

Confessions of an ALE2011 attendee

Last week I went to Berlin for the very first Agile Lean Europe conference. ALE2011 was one of the many ideas that originated during the World Café session hosted by Jurgen Appelo during XP2011 in Madrid.  As I’m a lazy fellow, I

Confessions of an ALE2011 attendee

Last week I went to Berlin for the very first Agile Lean Europe conference. ALE2011 was one of the many ideas that originated during the World Café session hosted by Jurgen Appelo during XP2011 in Madrid.  As I’m a lazy fellow, I

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