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  • Escaping Method Prison

    by Ivar Jacobson Roly Stimson on  Jun 21, 2017

    Methods are our best tool to get great software. But today they put us in method prisons with method wars, reliance on gurus and swings from method to method. How foolish is this? It needs to be stopped. The new Essence standard efficiently stops that path. And, teams get better methods, selected from a practice library and support In their daily work. Executives get forever learning org’s.

  • Actionable Analytics for Lean Project Management

    by Alexander Novkov on  Jun 03, 2017

    Measuring the right KPIs of your workflow is the key for implementing successful Lean project management. Applying these actionable analytics is going to help you track your team's progress towards reaching process perfection, allow you to project future performance and help you spot potential problems in an early stage.

  • The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

    by Shane Hastie on  Jan 31, 2017

    At the Agile 2016 conference, Dominica DeGrandis and Julia Wester of Leankit gave talks on helping middle managers adapt to change and how Kanban can be used to identify problems in workflows, which people need to address.

Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

Posted by Steve Reid Prateek Singh Daniel S. Vacanti on  Nov 27, 2016

Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles Ultimate Software has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework. 1

Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Oct 19, 2016

The Kanban-Ace Framework welcomes Scrum, and helps teams improve their level of agility. This article introduces the Akashi Bridge, a new Kanban-Ace tool for Scrum teams. 1

Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

Our efforts to improve software development face the question what to focus on. We can’t be predictable if we are not adaptable. What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

Product Development Mechanisms

Posted by Steve Andrews on  Jul 01, 2016

Steve Andrews discuses the need to empower self-managing teams to stay focused on delivering high-quality solutions using mechanisms like tenets and exit criteria.

The Volcano - Prioritize Work for Multiple Teams & Products

Posted by Tomas Rybing on  May 21, 2016

It is always a challenge to pick the correct priorities. Which one of work A or B shall you do first? The Volcano is a tool to prioritize work for multiple teams working with several products. 1

Q&A on the book Visualization Examples

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2016

The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication.

The Agility Challenge

Posted by Dragan Jojic on  Feb 04, 2016

In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do. 1

Q&A on Agendashift with Mike Burrows

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 09, 2015

Agendashift is a values-based Kanban approach to organizational transformation, covering delivery, change and leadership. An interview with Mike Burrows.

Q&A on Real World Kanban

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 06, 2015

The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development.

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