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  • Applying Lean Thinking to Software Development

    by Steven Peeters on  Dec 05, 2013 2

    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.

  • Building Innovative Organizations with Lean Thinking

    by Jeff Xiong on  Dec 03, 2013

    For a modern IT company, innovation is equally critical to the company, its clients and its staff. Jeff discussed the important ingredients needed to create a culture of innovation in an organization. Drawing on his experiences at Thoughtworks Chengdu he examines the importance of leadership, lean thinking, problem solving mindset and people factors in fostering innovation.

  • An interview with Vasco Duarte and Jason Little on Lean Change Management by Happy Melly Express

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2013

    Change agents need a “constant stream of high-quality content to support their work” as Vasco Duarte from Happy Melly states. InfoQ did an interview with him on a new publishing business that aims to connect authors with their audience in a sustainable way, and with Jason Little, an author that will be publishing about Lean Change Management.

InfoQ Interviews David J. Anderson at Lean Kanban 2013 Conference

Posted by Victor Grazi on  May 09, 2013

The Lean Kanban Conference took place in downtown Chicago last week, and InfoQ interviewed David J. Anderson, father of Kanban in the software development industry. 5

Implementing Kanban in Practice

Posted by Victor Grazi on  May 01, 2013

At the Lean Kanban conference, InfoQ asked Dr. Arne Roock how a team can evaluate whether Kanban is the right tool, and how to kick it off. Dr. Roock offers some prescriptive advice.

Interview with Michael Azoff from Ovum about How To Create the Agile Enterprise

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2013

Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.

Kanban Pioneer: Interview with David J. Anderson

Posted by Leonardo Campos, Rafael Buzon, Eric Fer, Anselmo Martelini on  Mar 26, 2013

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

Queues – the true enemy of flow

Posted by Paul Dolman-Darrall on  Mar 18, 2013

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.

Agile Podcasts: A Great Learning Alternative

Posted by Kirill Klimov on  Jan 30, 2013

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

Interview with Yves Hanoulle on the Agile and Lean Mindset

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 28, 2012

InfoQ spoke with Yves Hanoulle about the agile and lean mindset, his experiences with pair working, and how he collaborates in the agile community.

Using Kanban to Turn Around Distressed Projects

Posted by Steve Andrews on  Aug 22, 2012

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 for Skeptics

Posted by Nick Oostvogels on  Jul 02, 2012

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

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