Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. Rather than focus on traditional measures such as capacity utilization, it proves more effective to focus on how work is moving through the system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.
Software developers spend a tremendous amount of time and energy focused on how to build the best possible products. We obsess over what web framework to use or whether to go with a NoSQL or SQL database. While these questions are important, they often neglect to address an equally important aspect of software development: culture.
We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?
This article introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in management literature, a richer one than servant leadership: host leadership. A metaphor that is more useful for a modern agile organisation. 2
When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.
Due to globalization and supply chain management, a single company cannot operate on its own anymore. This article provides models to help you to get insight in the relationships with your partners.
In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.
InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing programs, connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across a delivery cycle and benefits of kanban. 1
This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.
The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.
What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.
In this article Sandy Mamoli shares the top 5 Kanbanfor1 related insights she has gained from using, coaching and presenting Kanbanfor1 during the last four years. 26