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  • Queues – the true enemy of flow

    by Paul Dolman-Darrall on  Mar 18, 2013

    No-one wants IT projects to be late. But when they are, it’s rarely because of how long the actual work takes. Tasks and projects spend more time inactive, sitting in a queue, than being worked on. Despite this, most project management offices measure activity, not queues.This article examines why we should track queues and quantify their cost in order to make meaningful gains in speed of delivery

  • Agile Podcasts: A Great Learning Alternative

    by Kirill Klimov on  Jan 30, 2013 2

    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.

  • Interview with Yves Hanoulle on the Agile and Lean Mindset

    by Ben Linders on  Dec 28, 2012

    At the XP Days Benelux 2012 conference, Yves Hanoulle did a session about the agile and lean mindset. InfoQ spoke with him on the 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

The Day I Became Unnecessary - Part 2

Posted by Claudio Kerber on  Apr 09, 2012

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

Is Agile Sub-Optimal?

Posted by Terry Bunio on  Dec 05, 2011

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

Social + Lean = Agile

Posted by Dave Duggal on  Nov 16, 2011

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

Organizational Culture and Agile: Does it fit?

Posted by Todd Charron on  Sep 26, 2011

Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4

Naresh Jain: Dealing with Change in an Evolving Contextual World

Posted by Naresh Jain on  Aug 24, 2011

Agile is a great starting place, it is important for organisations and teams to get the fundamentals right; just agile isn't enough for many problems today. Lean Startup is the next logical step. 8

What has happened and is happening in Japan’s Agile movement

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe on  Jul 15, 2011

Kenji Hiranabe discusses the current state of Agile in Japan, and reflects on the influence that Japanese approaches (such as the Toyota Production System) have had on the Agile movement. 1

The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism

Posted by Susan Atkinson & Gabrielle Benefield on  May 11, 2011

The Evolutionary Contract Model offers new ways to write contracts for innovative/complex product development that accommodate change and help avoid “The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism”. 4

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