Recently, there has been more and more interest in Kanban as a simple and effective method for managing software development. But how does Kanban work? This article digs into details to try to understand the dynamics of Kanban in the light of queuing theory. It analyses three case studies to reveal some basic and insightful ideas about how Kanban works.
Retrospectives help teams to learn from their experiences and improve continuously. In this interview Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about how to balance flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying agile retrospectives for continuous improvement.
The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile. InfoQ interviewed Len about supporting people in adopting agile practices, what it takes to become a catalyst, and how catalysts can start and energize change initiatives.
A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping this list useful takes skill. 5
A story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house with seven major changes that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process. 3
This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are. 1
This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users.
This article presents an agile approach to the production of different types of documentation, in different phases of an application lifecycle, and adapted to the different target audiences.
How multi User Performance testing using modern data visualisation techniques gaines early insight into location specific performance and application areas that may have "sleeping" performance issues.
Introducing the Cynefin model and its practices which can be used to address the uncertainty of the modern world. The practices can be used to compliment project, programme and portfolio management 2
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects, with a backlog-item-oriented workflow treating sprints as iterations.