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  • Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

    by Cecil Dijoux on  Apr 07, 2014 2

    Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile to set up a practice of continuous improvement with direct effects on team performance and engagement. Making a clear distinction between bugs and problems has proved to be instrumental in this improvement.

  • 3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

    by Christophe Achouiantz on  Mar 11, 2014 1

    This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. Presented are four qualities that Sandvik IT identified as key when setting-up relevant, and long-term, kanban systems in the enterprise: Stickiness, Clarity, Curiosity and Influence.

  • The Kanban Survivability Agenda

    by Mike Burrows on  Feb 20, 2014

    This third and last article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the survivability agenda. The values associated with this agenda are understanding, agreement, and respect; these say much about the philosophy that underlies Kanban, the humane, start with what you do now approach to change.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: The Story of an Improvement Journey

Posted by Christophe Achouiantz on  Feb 10, 2014

A story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation, with step-by-step information on how to run Kanban kick-starts and assessments to install a culture of continuous improvements in the enterprise. 2

Kanban’s service orientation agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Jan 29, 2014

This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda: a much more outward-looking approach to change.

The Sustainability Agenda in Kanban

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Jan 06, 2014

This first article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model, explores the sustainability agenda: a common approach to Kanban adoption at the level of individuals and teams.

Retrospectives Applied as “PROspectives"

Posted by Hans-Peter Korn on  Dec 28, 2013

PROspectives help us to reflect more often, independently of acute, unexpected problems and without time pressure, to uncover ideas for future improvements. 12

Scrum for Education - Experiences from eduScrum and Blueprint Education

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 21, 2013

Schools use Scrum to help self-organized student teams to learn more effectively and develop themselves in an enjoyable way. An interview with people involved in teaching with Scrum.

Interview with Brian Murray from Yammer about Lean Startup and using Minimum Viable Products

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 29, 2013

Enterprises want to understand customer needs and deliver products that create value. How Yammer test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus on the architecture of their products.

The Essence of Software Engineering: Book Review and Interview with Ivar Jacobson

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 23, 2013

The essence of software engineering introduces the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative which self-organizing teams can use to adopt agile and lean software development practices. 1

The 4 Questions of a Retrospective and Why They Work

Posted by Laura M. Waite and Collin Lyons on  Jul 08, 2013

A Retrospective is a great way to encourage your team or group to reflect on what has happened and plan for what’s ahead, constantly improving how you work together. This article provides some ideas. 1

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