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?
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?
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
“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