Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Kanban Blogosphere Roundup July 14th
It was a busy weekend for Kanban blog postings. Meanwhile, I was in the Napa Valley, California biking and wine tasting. Here’s a roundup of the last 4 days.
First off [in Dutch] Software Innovators have their own take on Kanban.
Los Techies tell us how Kanban is Process Control and not a Process for Adding Value. Too true!
Meanwhile, two friends from Atlanta, Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens cross swords publicly with Mike’s Scrum or Kanban… It’s not Black or White (a title I can agree with but I’m not sure about his conclusions) and Dennis’ Uncovering Better Ways of Developing Software and Helping Others to Do It where he sees Kanban as truly a new innovation.
On the tool vendor front, AgileZen launched. Congrats to Nate Kohari who reported over 1000 accounts set up in the first few days - very cool! And SilverStripe announced an upgrade to their product that now has WIP limit triggered events that they’ve used to enable a Kanban limit override. In my opinion this is a must have feature. Siddharta and his buddies are staying out in front.
Si Alhir asks whether Lean and Kanban are stretched to the breaking point with the new innovative usage in software development. It’s a question not a statement. What do you think?
And finally, Chris McMahon is Against Kanban. A post which generated a lot of comments and discussion. Go read them all. Vasco Duarte moved his thoughtful respnse to his blog. Technorati tag: David+Anderson, Agile+Management, Agile, Lean, Kanban, Software+Engineering, Project+Management