KANBAN WEEKLY ROUNDUP - APR 4, 2012

Posted on April 04, 2012 by admin

By Dominica DeGrandis

From Devops to conferences to new kanban books, this issue includes a little something for everyone.  
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NEWS

Love this!  Adobe is scrapping annual performance reviews.  Deming would be proud.
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-03-27/news/31245058_1_adobe-systems-appraisal-feedback

Leaders of the Devops movement discuss the benefits of Kanban in this 20 min video.
http://agile.dzone.com/videos/kanban-and-devops-discussion

Good conferences have a certain vibration.  Is it the format or the people?
http://blog.brodzinski.com/2012/04/better-conferences-better-learning.html

While we’re on the conference topic, Guy Kawasaki points out ten to-dos for moderators. 
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/03/how_to_be_a_gre.html#axzz1r7DWo6WN

 

BOOKS

Agile Kids shows how to empower and improve family life when everyone has too much on their plate.
http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Kids-ebook/dp/B005C2097A/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333584791&sr=1-1

Lean from the Trenches describes a project over time and how it was managed.  It devotes a whole chapter to bugs.  I liked the “Visualizing Bugs” section which conveys the explicit policy used to limit bugs. 
http://www.amazon.com/Lean-Trenches-Managing-Large-Scale-Projects/dp/1934356859/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333584905&sr=1-1

Liz Keogh describes Chris Matts and Olav Maassen yet to be published book on Real Options as, “a graphical novel, fun and easy to read and understand, dealing with all kinds of ideas around risk management.”
http://www.sponsume.com/project/commitment-novel-managing-project-risk

David Anderson’s next book is in pre-production, but it’s not the advanced kanban book we’ve been waiting for.  Rumor has it,  we may see it at lssc12 in Boston (see below for details).

 

TOOLS

Visualize “rotting” cards on your kanban board.  Watch out - those brown cards are headed for the compost!
http://www.targetprocess.com/agileproductblog/2012/04/new-mashup-visualize-rotting-cards-on-your-kanban-board.html

 

EVENTS

Lean Kanban Southern Europe - Madrid, May 9-10, 2012 (#lkse12)
http://lkse12.leanssc.org/

Lean Software Systems Conference – Boston, May 13-18, 2012 (#lssc12)
http://lssc12.leanssc.org/

 

RESOURCES

Lean Kanban University (LKU)
http://www.leankanbanuniversity.com/

Kanbanops
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/kanbanops/

Kanbandev
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/kanbandev/

Limited WIP Society
http://www.limitedwipsociety.org/

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