Ultimate Software settled on Kanban as its scaled methodology which went hand-in-hand with the company’s culture of autonomy. Teams define their own process and apply policies specific to their own context. Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles, Ultimate has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework.
Many people find the world of Agile full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. This can be frustrating when you have a simple problem and want someone to tell you how to fix it. Of course there is no step A, B, and C answers, but Campbell aims to give you a solid starting point with actionable tools in this article
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
This article provides an example how a metric like Flow Debt can be used improperly i.e. out of their domain, or properly i.e. context aware usage of Flow Debt with an IT operations team. 3
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.
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.
Johanna Rothman explores how to scale lean and agile processes to work in large programs in her book Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization.
Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1
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
David Morris explains the Lean Business Analysis Manifesto how Lean Business Analysis responds to the ever-increasing pace of change in an age of digital disruption.
In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation.