Never stop learning – why is learning curve effect so powerful?

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?

Bikes, bananas and work in progress (Inventory – Part 1)

“Since the inventory in a product development process is not physical object but information, it is virtually invisible.” Donald R. Reinertsen, “The Principles of Product Development Flow. Second Generation Lean Product Development” Imagine bike store. Full of new, shining vehicles. If you looked for a bike, nothing better could have happened to you that day … More Bikes, bananas and work in progress (Inventory – Part 1)

Myth 2 – you can only use Kanban when you have no deadlines

Recently Kate started our new cycle: “Debunking Kanban Myths” with article  “Myth 1- Kanban board means Kanban method” Today I would like to continue with Myth #2: Kanban is perfect, when you have no strict deadlines, but you move tickets only. Otherwise… well, better use something else. Reducing Kanban to creating board and moving tickets … More Myth 2 – you can only use Kanban when you have no deadlines

Drowning Teams need space for taking a deep breath

Polish word for: “we are drowning”, is: “toniemy”. Polish words for: “it’s not us”, are: “to nie my”. It striked me recently, when we discussed issues on our project way. Someone said: “To nie my” and I heard: “Toniemy”. It touched me and stayed with me for a long time after the meeting ended. I … More Drowning Teams need space for taking a deep breath

How Agile helps me in becoming better leader and better person?

When people, who don’t usually work in “agile way”, ask me, what’s all about “this Agile stuff?”, I realize they ask, “what’s in there for me?” What comes back then to me is time, when I was business analyst and I’ve asked for it rarely – Agile was just a natural way of thinking, which … More How Agile helps me in becoming better leader and better person?