“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” – Henri Frederic Amiel One of the Kanban Change Management principles says: “Start with what you do now.” It’s all about respect – to process and people behind it. But what does it mean and how does it correspond with other Kanban elements? Let’s … More “Kanban is humane”. Kanban is respectful.
“You don’t have sprints, so you don’t know, when the work is done.” “You don’t have project plan, so you don’t know, when the work is done.” “You say everything is on the board? How can you know, when the work is done without Gantt chart?” Well… no. You don’t need timeboxing, Gannt charts, project … More Myth 4 – In Kanban you don’t know when the work is done
When I started my Kanban adventure some time ago, I’ve heard The Sentence: “Don’t move your items backwards on the board”. The thoughts I had in that moment were pretty similar to the doubts I read about recently when preparing to writing this article: why is it not advised to do so? What if … More Don’t move items backwards on the kanban board
Starting discussion about risk management usually causes hate reflex or at least reluctance in inquired audience. We fill in risk assessment logs, discuss long lists of red lights created in excel. We assess risk impact and probability. We spend days and nights arguing with each other that the risk item is – or actually is … More Human face of risk
When a few years back I changed my role to become a Scrum Master I’ve read a lot of books, blogs, publications about how to be a great SM. Everything was new and amazing for me those days so I was learning my ropes really fast. When I look back I just remind myself with … More Is visualization a powerful leadership tool?
The learning effect is obvious to all of us, yet still very powerful. The more human factor is embedded in the system, the more impact it has on the project outcome. On the other hand, when we start a new initiative or projects, we tend to forget about this element and treat the effects we … More Never stop learning – why is learning curve effect so powerful?
The kanban board is one of the first elements of Kanban you will hear about probably. It is the heart of visualization practice, which is the first of the six Kanban core practices. We’ve also talk about it twice already: that Kanban method is not the same thing as a board and that your board … More Do we really, really need a board?