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.
Large enterprises face three challenges: to innovate and act as a start-up, to use a budgeting process that keeps the organization’s strategy in touch with changing market conditions, and to transform the whole IT department to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
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
Most project management offices measure activity to control delivery times. This article argues that tracking and quantifying queues is a better way to improve cycle time reduction and predictability.
Reading is a very widespread way of consuming information about Agile practices, but it is not the only way. Listening to podcasts is an alternative way to increase your knowledge. 2
InfoQ spoke with Yves Hanoulle about the agile and lean mindset, his experiences with pair working, and how he collaborates in the agile community.
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
In the second of two articles Claudio talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and explains the process whereby he "became unnecessary" as team cohesion emerged. 6
Are Agile practices creating projects that are in danger of being or becoming Sub-Optimal? What can we do ensure our projects do not become Sub-optimal? 23
Dave Duggal discusses the need for organizations to achieve Enterprise Agility through the application of lean and agile principles to the change management process 7