Tagged: lean

Minimizing Risks When Launching a Product

How does a business minimize the uncertainty and risks it faces when launching a new product to market? Markets are full of uncertainties with ever changing demands. New products are entering the marketplace all the time. These products cause severe turbulence and unexpected outcomes.

Improving Processes with Scrum and Kanban

Learn how to improve your process and to manage Agile basics such as user stories, estimating, backlogs, team velocity, visualizing team activity and reporting on team progress.

Kanban is Like Onions!

Kanban value system can be organised into three layers – a familiar core that drives change, a middle layer that is about giving direction and alignment, and a protective outer layer of discipline and working agreements. Or from the outside in: discipline, direction, and drive.

Moving Beyond Traditional PMO with Kanban

Even though traditional models and assumptions represent thinking that originated in the 1890s with Taylor (fixation on efficiency and utilisation) and Gantt (of Gantt chart fame) they seem remarkably impervious to change. Our problem is that we need to change otherwise we can never achieve true business agility.

Code Literacy for Lean Teams

In real world agile teams, traditionally defined rigid roles are rapidly being displaced by a culture of collective ownership of the product. Responsibilities are being decoupled from specialties by a collection of operators with overlapping skills, and chief among them is technical acumen.

Why Limiting WIP Works

This presentation reveals the mechanics of limiting WIP and identify false beliefs which we often embrace in software development. It explains how these Lean and Kanban mechanics can be exploited to improve processes in both expected and unexpected ways.

Measure and Manage Flow in Practice

Measure and Manage Flow is the third of the core principles of Kanban. It means that the members of the organisation are supposed to measure their progress and use the gathered information to improve their way of working. The most famous measurement tool for Kanban is the Cumulative Flow Diagram,...

Lean, Kanban and Large-Scale Agile

Agile methods work beautifully for a single team. But what do you do when you have multiple, interdependent teams, all working on a single product or product suite? How can Agile scale without losing sight of its core principles? In this session, we’ll examine how to apply Lean and Agile...