Tag Archive: Kanban

Nov 29

Kill the hybrid

Often I venture into companies that already started to use some sort of Agile way of working like with Scrum or Kanban. When it concerns a large company, frameworks like Scrum or Kanban most of the time aren’t enough. So scaling methodologies are available like  LeSS (Large Scale Scrum), SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) or Nexus. …

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Feb 05

Scaling Agile, steep mountains have slippery slopes

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A lot of IT companies are trying to work with Agile. And most of them are having some sort of success. But the bigger the company the more difficult it gets. Getting Scrum to work with development teams works in most cases but surrounding management and connecting departments have a hard time to adapt. To …

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Apr 19

Kill the Khan

You don't need a kanban master

Does Kanban need a master? With almost every training or presentation I do about Kanban this question often is asked. Because in Scrum you have the Scrummaster so in Kanban you should have a Kanban-master. Right? Well not exactly. First of all kanban leaves roles and processes as they are. Through the use of Kanban …

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Dec 18

Agile does damage

Agile does damage

Agile can inflict a lot of irreversible damage to companies and teams and it can, in most cases, not be repaired. I sometime encounter companies that have implemented a form of Agile. Sometimes they use Scrum or Kanban and in other occasions they only use a few things from these Agile work models. But no …

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Nov 09

Deadline

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Are we prisoners of our own projects? We haven’t done anything wrong, we work hard to deliver great software. We try hard to add business value on everything we do and we try to work together as optimal as possible. But there is always that deadline that in most cases was devised by someone who …

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Sep 05

Combined forces

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The Agile manifesto tells us to be, well, Agile. It is a good idea to focus on people, the product and cooperation. And don’t be afraid for change and even embrace it. Now I love to do just that. Changing things to see if it works. I use Scrum and I use Kanban. They both …

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Jan 05

Is Kanban the new Scrum? I don’t think so

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I’m writing this in response to a blog by The Hacker Chick. She says that, although Scrum works, the thing she does not like is the time boxed sprints. And that fixed sprints can slowdown release and make the project less flexible. Kanban does not work with time boxes and can maintain a steady flow …

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