Where Is Agile Now?

It seems just yesterday I was trying to push forward the idea of developing software in an Agile way, but somehow now it seems like that battle is over. As if we won without a fight. When I look around now, I don’t see software development shops doing big upfront design.  I don’t see consultants knocking down doors to certify …

Making Scrum Meetings Effective

I’m not really the biggest fan of Scrum meetings. It doesn’t have anything to do with my like or dislike for Scrum itself.  Plenty of teams that aren’t following Scrum have Scrum meetings.  Plenty of teams that don’t even really follow any kind of Agile process have Scrum meetings. The reason why I am not a big fan is because …

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The Kanbanand Guide

In my last post, I talked about some of the problems of Agile processes and suggested the introduction of a new process which takes some of the best parts of each of the popular processes and condenses them into the Kanban lean-style-thinking of limiting the work in progress. For this post I want to clearly define what I am calling …

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Kanbanand, The New Agile Process You Have Already Been Following

I was originally going to call this post, “why I chose Kanban”, then I realized I didn’t choose Kanban. What I chose was Kanban and most of the other “Agile” stuff that I consider good practices and find valuable.  There really isn’t a good name for this and when people say they are doing Kanban, it really doesn’t say much.  Hence, …