Kanban Weekly Roundup - Jan 17, 2012

Posted on January 16, 2012 by admin

By Dominica DeGrandis
It is fun to discover articles sprinkled with Kanban properties, even though they don’t specifically mention Kanban. I stumbled across several good ones this week.



“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. 

“PK Basics: Why Limit Your WIP Series, Post 1” by @sprezzatura covers the basics on limiting WIP.

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.

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/


Speaking of open source, here’s a new free “Simple-Kanban” tool.


Limited WIP Society Meetup – Manchester, UK.  Jan 18, 2012

The Inaugural Cynefin, Agile & Lean Mashup (CALM) – London, UK Feb 16 -17, 2012

Agile and Beyond Conference - Dearborn, MI.  March 10, 2012

Lean Kanban Southern Europe - Madrid, May 9-10, 2012

Lean Software Systems Conference – Boston May 2012



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