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
“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