Lean’s major concept is about reducing waste, meaning anything in your production cycle that is not adding value to the customer is considered waste and should therefore be removed from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment.
If they were to carve a new Mt. Everest into the mountains surrounding Silicon Valley, then alongside Dijkstra, Kernighan, The Three Amigos and The Gang of Four they would need to make room for David J. Anderson, father of Kanban in the software development industry. The Lean Kanban Conference took place in downtown Chicago last week, and InfoQ interviewed Anderson.
Kanban pioneer David J. Anderson recently went to Brazil to present a course on Kanban, and gave a wide-ranging interview to InfoQ Brasil editors. See the major highlights. 1
This case study describes how Kanban and lean development techniques were used to rescue a distressed project that had violated its budget, schedule, and quality constraints. 13
Kanban raises tough questions on a management and leadership level. Nick tackles the 5 most common arguments against Kanban and how to respond to them. 12
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4
Many people who try Kanban end up doing it all wrong and then blame Kanban for their mistakes. This article discusses some common ways Kanban can be misused and how to avoid those mistakes. 2
Mattias Jansson, Operations Engineer at Spotify, discusses the adoption of Kanban by the Spotify Operations team and experiences gained during the implementation and use of Kanban.
Jon Arild Tørresdal takes us on a tour of the new processes that have evolved in the Agile community. 15
Kenji Hiranabe shows how to track project status using Kanban Boards from three viewpoints (Time, Task, and Team) to enhance self-organization and collaboration. 14