Over the past several weeks I observed both Kanban best practices applied around us and articles about it. Except for circumstances – this is just another proof of concept – it works! Few days ago I bought some small stuff online with delivery to the InPost parcel locker. In the morning I received a standard … More Kanban in #coronaworld – InPost case
It was the 5th “corona-morning” in our home, when we couldn’t prepare for work or kindergarten. And (of course) my daughter woke up at 6 AM, whilst during normal week we would have a fight at 8 AM trying to get her out of the bed. You know, it’s the children version of Murphy’s law. … More How to triage carrot juice damage? Cost of delay through mother’s eyes
“On the deepest level, myth familiarizes reality: it explains unknown by exploiting known patterns.” (1) Myths are an inherent part of our life. Building myths, we are not so different from our Greek or Roman ancestors, there are just new areas of interest. So we shouldn’t be surprised that the Agile community with similar willingness … More Why do we create Kanban mythology?
Pottery class and almost end of semester. Ms. Wilson had two groups this year. She decided to do a simple experiment for each of her groups. To get the positive grade students from both groups had to prepare a vase. The vase shouldn’t be an ordinary vase but it should present their personal creativity. This … More How to embrace empiricism?
My Budapest story illustrates the last [leadership] point (…). Seeing the enhanced board made me feel that it was no longer just mine – it was the team’s, ours. And it didn’t stop with the board. For example, I might try to move work to the “Testing” column, only to be asked: “Mike, has your … More Acts of leadership at every level. Is that even possible?
When I look a few years back I see a person – very enthusiastic, believing in people and process, energetic. The only thing that’s left is actually the same energy I used to have in the past. A lot has changed, especially in a way I work with teams and organizations. The most tremendous thing … More Pragmatism in management is a MUST HAVE!
Did you ever think whether you should specify the task end date for your customers when you start working or you should rather wait until you are sure, what delivery date is? It’s easier to commit even to unrealistic date than keep stakeholders uncertain. Even if we have to move the delivery date, it’s still … More Don’t overpromise! Apply 2-phase Commit