Quick, Visual, Collaborative and Continuous Software Development

At many software companies, user experience (UX) activities are performed by specialists and occur in distinct phases: user research, design, specification, development support and usability testing. Blending this linear process into an agile or Lean Startup team creates handoffs, bottlenecks and frustration. This talk shares techniques to help teams collect and make better decisions based […]

Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban

Find out how the Swedish police combined Kanban, Scrum, and XP in a 60-person project. This is a high-paced talk based almost entirely on photos, diagrams, and concrete examples. We’ll go beyond the basics and walk through the project step by step, from customer engagement, to the “daily cocktail party”, test, cross-team synchronization, multi-layer kanban […]

A Fool with a Tool is Still a Fool – Introducing Kanban, but Do it Right!

Kanban is an evolutionary change management method which leads teams/companies to a Kaizen culture of continuous improvement. The evolutionary approach overcomes the inevitable resistance to change and reduces the fear of the persons involved. The Kanban mechanics help to solve problems and encourage people to continuously improve their work processes until optimization is part of […]

Are You Sure You Are Doing Project Work?

Many teams, individuals and organizations are delivering projects – or at least they think they do! In reality most of them are developing products, i.e. web services or inhouse applications. The whole concept of project development was useful some years ago – as our industries were unable to lower transaction costs and release frequently. Nowadays […]

Stop Doing Kanban! Start learning

Learning is the new currency. Practices and processes will come and go; only the wise survive. If you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing, Kanban nor Lean, nor any other cool new thing will deliver the maximum benefit. And if you’re not learning, you’ll never know what you’re missing.

Lean Adaptive Management

Some organizations work in a simple, stable business environment with simple, stable and consistent business goals. Other organizations have to deal with a complex, fast changing business environment where business goals may be contingent or even contradictory. We explore how our current models for improvement are well equipped for simple and stable business environments but […]