Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Kanban Weekly Roundup - Nov 22, 2011
By Dominica DeGrandis
Apologies for missing last week’s post. I was completely immersed working with a team in NYC helping them design their first kanban board. Hopefully the extra content will make up for the delay.
A nice post by Jason Yip, “Lean and Kanban for IT Operations: What is the Nature of the Demand?” suggests why you should be interested in predictability and how you might go about shaping demand.
David Joyce explains why kanban adaption meets resistance from management and includes a bonus link to the 10 min satire, “I want to run an agile project”.
Esther Derby continues the discussion of the role of managers in this preview interview with Lean Magazine:
An article titled, “Scrum and Kanban: Both the same only different”, by Liz Keogh includes an especially interesting section, “Kanban visualizes what’s happening; Scrum visualizes an ideal.” It points out that with Kanban, a key ingredient is making process policies explicit, so they can be addressed and improved upon.
The “Quotable Kanban” ebook is now available on Kindle
Here’s a fun Pecha Kucha talk on “Pimp my Board” by Arne Roock
AgileDayChile2011 – Occurred on Nov 17th - Keynote slides available at
Lean Software Systems Conference – Boston 2012
Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 Keynote Speakers Announced