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  • The Sustainability Agenda in Kanban

    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, often motivated by the need for relief from unsustainable practices and workloads. This sustainability agenda draws on the Kanban values transparency, balance, and collaboration.

  • Tracking Schedule Progress in Agile

    by Yuval Yeret on  Jan 01, 2014 3

    The challenge of knowing whether we are on track to deliver haunts projectmanagers and developmentmanagers at various levels as their organizations take on agile approaches to product and project development. Driving towards smaller work items and lower work in process brings the benefits of both better project risk management as well as more effective agile execution and learning.

  • 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

Posted 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.

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

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2013

InfoQ interviewed Vasco Duarte on a new publishing business that aims to connect authors with their audience in a sustainable way, and with Jason Little, author 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.

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