Kanban – it’s not just lazy Scrum

Me: I’ve fallen in love with Kanban again. My friend: Um, yeah… Who is Kanban, again? From David Anderson, the founder of the Kanban movement: “with Kanban we’re using visualization, a working progress limit (WIP), and a quantitative measurement to stimulate Kaizen (Japanese for “improvements.”) Me: In Kanban, we show all of the work in…

Stop! enterprise agile and Scaled Agile are not the same thing

It’s been 15 years since the Agile Manifesto and there is no refuting the consistent evidence that agile works. The Standish Group’s 2011 Chaos Report states that “Agile projects are three times more successful than non-agile projects.”  Nearly every technology shop is working within some kind of agile framework, mostly Scrum. However, if you are…