Lean

Your Kanban board is a waterfall

The Kanban board has become the staple of progress tracking in software development. There's a "To Do" column, various stages of "In progress" and finally a "Done" list. We think of...

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Never-ending User Story

How many stories are in your team's backlog? How many items are on the To-Do list? Count them. If you're like most other teams, the answer is: way too many. What's up...

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Cutting scope is the healthy option

Scrum teams and their JIRA Backlog. Analysts and their Functional Requirements. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Yet we tackle software development by spelling out a list of...

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Cheap – Fast – Good: pick 3

Cheap - Fast - Good Conventional internet wisdom tells us we should pick two. It's often visualised in one of these Venn diagrams: The thing with conventional internet wisdom is...

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Lean: a quick success story

Sometimes it can feel that discussions about Agile and Lean are purely academic. Most of those articles are the business equivalent of those motivational TED Talks. But sometimes, you watch...

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Help for non-technical founders

We're living in an age of online entrepreneurs. The number of people going out on their own has grown even in the most risk-averse cultures. (hello, Belgium!) Nowadays, there is no...

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Slow factories and fast cars

Kanban is where software development starts getting interesting. It shows you a lot of flaws in the organisation. https://twitter.com/sftwrcraftman/status/1157972095596470273 What a great question! Most of what we call Agile is based around optimizing...

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Greeks vs Geeks

https://twitter.com/MathObsessed/status/1149003824197189632 None of us has ever been on a project where "they" stuck to the plan. It seems like stakeholders love to change their minds mid-project. These Clueless Customers derail our...

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