Kanban Weekly Roundup - Jan 17, 2012

Posted on January 17, 2012 by admin

News

“The Rise of the New Groupthink” is a must read. The author discusses how solitude is a catalyst to innovation and how creativity is best accomplished without interruptions.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/opinion/sunday/the-rise-of-the-new-groupthink.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

“PK Basics: Why Limit Your WIP Series, Post 1” by @sprezzatura covers the basics on limiting WIP.
http://www.personalkanban.com/pk/primers/the-basics-of-limiting-wip-why-limit-wip-series-post-1/

Having worked for their competitor for many years, I find this list of principles from Getty Images very interesting. They flow, they pull, they stop the line, they optimize the whole, etc… It sounds too good to be true.
http://blog.gettyimages.com/2012/01/17/from-our-lean-and-agile-dev-team/

Gareth Rushgrove (@garethr) writes a fine newsletter called “Devops Weekly” that keeps me and over 2,000 others readers informed on all things Devops. I’ve taken the liberty of including an article from Gareth’s post this week on convincing management of the importance of collaboration.
http://www.kitchensoap.com/2012/01/05/convincing-management-that-cooperation-and-collaboration-was-worth-it/
You can opt in for Devops Weekly at http://devopsweekly.com

Disclosure - this article isn’t really about Kanban, but “What’s in Store for 2012: A Few Predictions” offers all around good insights for us. In particular, the value of software will continue to decline as open source contributions continues to rise and bring an overload of choices – perhaps too many.
http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2012/01/13/2012-predictions/

Tools

Speaking of open source, here’s a new free “Simple-Kanban” tool.
http://www.simple-kanban.com/

Events

Limited WIP Society Meetup – Manchester, UK. Jan 18, 2012
http://www.meetup.com/Limited-WIP-Society-Manchester/

The Inaugural Cynefin, Agile & Lean Mashup (CALM) – London, UK Feb 16 -17, 2012
http://calm.eventbrite.com/

Agile and Beyond Conference - Dearborn, MI. March 10, 2012
http://agileandbeyond.org/

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

Lean Software Systems Conference – Boston May 2012
http://lssc12.leanssc.org/program/

Please contact dominica@djaa.com with questions.

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