Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

One of my clients was struggling with Kanban vs. Scrum as a starting place. They really like the energy of Scrum: teams, collaboration, learning but from a workflow perspective needed the adaptability of Kanban: urgent requests, different ticket types, able to change direction quickly. This happens when the management and culture is there but there [...] Continue reading »
Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

I am very excited that I just published my free book - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture on InfoQ. Agile change agents will find it valuable in helping companies succeed with Agile and avoiding failure. About the Book Struggling with Agile? Frustrated that people don’t really get it? Tired of fighting [...] Continue reading »

What’s the first Decision? Implementing Kanban vs Scrum

Guest post by Michael DePaoli If your development team or manufacturing team is considering moving to using Kanban vs. Agile Scrum, one of the biggest decisions is choosing the right agile development methods for the job. Let’s discuss the realities of implementing Kanban and some of the fundamentals that hold back both Kanban and Scrum implementations. On paper, [...] Continue reading »
Workshop Results on Culture

Workshop Results on Culture

I am really excited about my upcoming methods & tools article on culture and have been getting some great feedback from reviewers. Two comments requested clarification around supporting analysis for my thesis that Agile, Kanban and Software Craftsmanship have a cultural bias. Here is what I said: These results (Agile fits better with some cultures) [...] Continue reading »
Kanban is Like an Oreo Cookie

Kanban is Like an Oreo Cookie

Kanban is like an Oreo Cookie: Dark Crunchy Control on the outside, but Sweet White Goodness (collaboration, cultivation and craftsmanship) on the inside! Dark Crunchy Control In an earlier post, I wrote about how Kanban aligns with Control Culture and argued that for companies with Control Culture it will likely be a better approach than [...] Continue reading »