Training from the back of the Room

Training from the back of the Room

After reading Roger Brown's post - Adventures in Accelerated Learning - I decided I had better read Sharon Bowman's Training From the Back of the Room. The book has really helped me improve my training style and I look forward to taking Sharon's training to get an immersive experience. I am writing about this now [...] Continue reading »
What’s better than Kanban?

What’s better than Kanban?

I was reading Freddy Balle's book The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround and I read something that stopped me dead in my tracks. In the book, after months of transitioning a manufacturing plant to continuous flow using Kanban, the Lean sensei asks the innocent question: Question: What is better than Kanban? To answer this, [...] Continue reading »
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 »