Posts Tagged: Lean

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

Brand new: Agile Belgium Drinkups

  What’s up with the Agile Belgium community?  That was the question me, Xavier Quesada Allue and Marc Lainez asked ourselves at XP2011 in Madrid. It has been awful quiet lately. Yes, we do have Agile Open once a year. And XPDays

Brand new: Agile Belgium Drinkups

  What’s up with the Agile Belgium community?  That was the question me, Xavier Quesada Allue and Marc Lainez asked ourselves at XP2011 in Madrid. It has been awful quiet lately. Yes, we do have Agile Open once a year. And XPDays

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

XP Days Benelux 2010 revisited

Last week I went to XP Days Benelux in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). I had high expectations which were totally justified. It turned out to be a great conference. The program was very diverse, with a lot of duo presenters. The

XP Days Benelux 2010 revisited

Last week I went to XP Days Benelux in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). I had high expectations which were totally justified. It turned out to be a great conference. The program was very diverse, with a lot of duo presenters. The

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

The benefit of challenging yourself

It becomes more clear to me year after year that I make most progress when I challenge myself to do stuff that scares me. Take public speaking for instance. People who know me from my younger years know that I

The benefit of challenging yourself

It becomes more clear to me year after year that I make most progress when I challenge myself to do stuff that scares me. Take public speaking for instance. People who know me from my younger years know that I