Posts Tagged: Value stream

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

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

Agile is Bigger than us

Does this sound familiar? My team is really Agile! Great energizing statement, right?  Your team has adopted Agile, experimented and gets the ideas behind it.  They deliver value on a constant basis, with high quality and manage to stay close

Agile is Bigger than us

Does this sound familiar? My team is really Agile! Great energizing statement, right?  Your team has adopted Agile, experimented and gets the ideas behind it.  They deliver value on a constant basis, with high quality and manage to stay close

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

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

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

2 ideal cases for continuous flow

Following up on my previous post, here are the benefits that I see in applying a continuous flow instead of iterations. There are 2 cases in which I prefer a continuous flow: 1. The team is responsible for developing new software AND doing

2 ideal cases for continuous flow

Following up on my previous post, here are the benefits that I see in applying a continuous flow instead of iterations. There are 2 cases in which I prefer a continuous flow: 1. The team is responsible for developing new software AND doing