Posted on September 09, 2012 by admin

A Taste of Lessons #11: Agile Practices

Today’s extract from Lessons in Agile Management republishes a classic from 2005. This post was inspired by the then emerging and now infamous XIT sustaining engineering implementation of a virtual kanban system at Microsoft. It’s at the root of the myth that you don’t estimate in Kanban. Such dogmatic, context free guidance has never been part of Kanban. The truth is that effective Kanban implementations will have people who make considered decisions about the economic and risk management value of estimating and decide whether or not it is appropriate for any given type of work or class of service.

Posted on September 09, 2012 by admin

Adaptability vs. Evolutionary Change

I found this recent Harvard Business Review blog, Agile Problem Solving at the London Olympics, by ROb Goffee and Gareth Jones thought provoking. It offers us a subtle understand of the difference between adaptability and evolutionary capability. Perhaps in turn offering us a way to understand Kanban in comparison to Agile methods…