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Why you should question yourself about WIP Limits in Kanban

When I begun working with kanban I was member of a team really committed to make kanban efficient. We were reflecting on the bottlenecks and smoothing the processes, updating the k-board, introducing new columns or rows according our needs, adjusting WIP limits from time to time and so on. At the beginning everything had a sense, until we had too many columns and too many WIP limits. Continue reading “Why you should question yourself about WIP Limits in Kanban”

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Backward Kanban: a different approach to Kanban

If you had read my previous post about Kanban, you are re-thinking about WIP limits.
Why do we introduced limits? To avoid too many things in parallel. But the real goal we want to achieve is to complete stories as fast as possible and studies show the best approach is to have a regular pace.

Well the focal point of this article is to focus on complete stories before kickstart new ones. Introducing the idea of priorities in the Kanban instead of limiting columns. Continue reading “Backward Kanban: a different approach to Kanban”

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What happens when the SM goes on vacation?

I wrote this message months ago in the Scrum Practitioners linkedin group and i got a tons of good suggestions, you can read in the discussion https://www.linkedin.com/groups/52030/52030-603948094888458650

I was organizing the vacation using a scrum/lean approach

Let me see if I can write it shortly how we did it with an iterative approach. Continue reading “What happens when the SM goes on vacation?”

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Is Scrum right for web development industry?

Reading the recent Dave West’s article I’m questioning myself about Scrum in web development industry.

I’m quite expert for this sector, web development, in this post I want to discuss about this question:

Does scrum works well for web development?

Continue reading “Is Scrum right for web development industry?”

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The Chicken and the Pig

The business fable of The Chicken and the Pig is about commitment to a project or cause. When producing a dish made of ham and eggs, the pig provides the ham which requires his sacrifice and the chicken provides the eggs which are not difficult to produce. Thus the pig is really committed in that dish while the chicken is only involved, yet both are needed to produce the dish.

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chicken_and_the_Pig

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How scrum insinuates in my daily life

That’s a silly story if you want, but is an example how scrum/lean/agile is going under my skin day after day.

so, everything began when this morning my PO (wife) told me during the planning (breakfast) that i have to assembly the two new ikea dressers the stakeholder (she) decided *we* need 🙂 Continue reading “How scrum insinuates in my daily life”