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The Book Shelf: Lean Software Development An Agile Toolkit

http://www.amazon.com/Lean-Software-Development-Agile-Toolkit/dp/0321150783 At about 180 pages or so, it is a quick read. I have heard lots of talk about Lean, Kanban, etc. and thought it was time to sit down and read Mary and Tom Poppendieck’s 2003 book on the … Continue reading 

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London Workshop, December 1-2

UPDATE: The workshop is scheduled for December 2-3. A little housekeeping. I’m doing a two-day workshop I’m doing in London in December (1-2). http://skillsmatter.com/course/design-architecture/towards-a-new-architect I’ll share the experiences and tools I’ve developed as a team lead over the last decade … Continue reading 

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Kanban Features in VersionOne

We added basic Kanban features (board, cycle time, cummulative flow diagrams) into our product VersionOne. These goodies are in the latest release which is available today. Steve Harman and I cut a video demonstrating the functionality on a 47″ multi-touch … Continue reading 

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Announcing the Lean Kanban Conference

I’ve been working with David Anderson and crew to produce the Lean Kanban Conference in Miami, February 18th-20th. There are a number of great speakers and some folks that have been practicing Kanban and flexing Agile methodologies with Lean thinking … Continue reading 

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The Value of Lean and Kanban

Mark Levison wrote up and introductory article on Kanban for InfoQ. It’s from a people perspective and worth a read if your new to this scene or interested. I’m especially happy he conveyed the “work to done” concept. For me … Continue reading 

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Done For Real

I had the good fortune to sit in on a day long session with Dave Hussman (who is awesome, by the way) on the topic Agile coaching as a lead in to the Atlanta APLN meeting. It was chock full … Continue reading 

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Introducing Kanban at Xclaim

We’ve rolled out Kanban at my company Xclaim Software. Prior to this we were following a more-or-less XP process evolved and tweaked over some two years. Even though our team has been doing the Agile thing with good results, there … Continue reading 

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