Scrum or Kanban? YES!

Scrum or Kanban? YES!

Alternate Title: A model for understanding Scrum and Kanban (Cool diagram below - skip down if you are in a rush ;-) Or check out the 3 minute video explaining why Scrum and Kanban are complementary. As I flew home after LSSC10, I wondered how Kanban-style software development would shape my world in the years [...] Continue reading »
Kanban for Video Game Production

Kanban for Video Game Production

Clinton Keith gave an insightful session around designing and configuration a Kanban system for leveled video game production. Clinton described Scrum and Kanban coexisting peacefully. They used cross-functional Scrum teams to drive collaborative creative work at the outset of the project where team members would swarm stories. Aside from creating the game concept and playability, one of [...] Continue reading »
SMART goals may not be that smart

SMART goals may not be that smart

I just blogged about Daniel Pink's case around intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.  This is a good lead-in for why SMART goals may be damaging to your organization. SMART stands for: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-bound It is common management practice to tie employee ratings and annual bonus to the achievement of SMART objectives.  In light [...] Continue reading »