Content tagged with: lean
How to use Kanban practices for Scrum teams that support existing products and receive a lot of urgent requests during a sprint
Mary Poppendieck talks about her last book “Leading Lean Software Development”, a book for the product, program and all C-level managers, showing them how to apply agile principles and practices starting from the realization that development teams are not successful if they are not in the same boat with their managers.
Marc Baker discusses the origin of Lean and how it has developed into a complete business system. He also reviews the current frontiers of lean thinking and practice and wraps it up with insights from lean transformations for IT and software development.
Target-Value Design (TVD) turns design upside-down, some examples are:
- Rather than estimate based on a detailed design, design based on a detailed estimate.
- Rather than narrow choices with design, carry solution sets far into the design process.
TVD offers designers an opportunity to engage in the design conversation concurrently with people who procure services and execute the design.
XP created the agile catwalk 10 years ago. In the last years, Scrum has taken over the spot in the limelight and now Lean and Kanban are gaining mind share. We have trends. Some of them are short-lived fads, some become mainstream. 10 years ago, teams implemented revolutionary changes with XP. Today, teams are dropping Scrum to go Kanban. We see good ideas in all of these methods and are adopting them with an evolutionary approach. This session presents â€Scrowâ€, a mashup of those very idea.
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Alan Shalloway presents two ways to look at Lean:
1) Lean as a thought process, a culture, a way for an organization to be
2)how to use Lean to solve problems.
Alan presents the case that Lean-Thinking can be used to solve many problems that face organizations. Lean-Thinking does not require an organization to become Lean, but gives the people involved more tools to become more effective.
The application of Lean principles, Kanban and pull-systems theory along with Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints revolutionised the manufacturing world in the second half of the twentieth century. Belatedly, the software world is waking up to the transformative effects these tools can have. There are still no silver bullets in the software world, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t improve our aim. Having applied these principles and practices to many real-world, commercially-motivated projects, Rob Lally speaks from the perspective of a practitioner not a theorist. Although each of the three …
We will explore how Kanban teams at SEP matured through the lens of the Dreyfus Model for Skill Acquisition. We will examine what this pattern has meant for institutionalization of Lean in the organization. We will discuss a counter-intuitive technique for higher success and adoption rates of new methodologies. Finally, we will review common pitfalls teams encountered adopting Kanban.
A flow system requires focus on reliable handoffs and system throughput, not on utilization. It requires creative people who vigilantly address problems and improve the workflow. It requires a leadership team that understands “Results are Not the Point” – the real point is to create a system and grow people who are capable of delivering excellent results over the long term.
In todayâ€™s business climate, â€more-for -lessâ€ is becoming very important. Applying â€œLean Thinkingâ€ promises to deliver business results by greatly increasing quality, throughput, and productivity for organizations. An understanding of â€œlean conceptsâ€ can be used by Project Managers to improve process and enable IT organizations to more efficiently and effectively meet customer needs. This video presents lean practices that Project Managers can begin applying to IT Projects right away.