I’ve been dealing with Kanban for the past 10 years. In the beginning, it was just my work passion, then it turned to be my company and to some extent, my life. There’s a bit of irony in this, however. Throughout this decade of learning and experimentation, I never found a project planning model that […]
Have you ever wondered why your home needs tidying up from time to time? For some reason, socks always end up on the floor, your desk is a mess and that one thing you need is buried somewhere in the closet. Objects just take the most random places in the house for no apparent reason. […]
“A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.” If this sounds like the story of a low-budget horror film, you might have seen too many of them. I saw “They Live” as a kid and the fact that I still […]
Once in a while, people embarrass themselves publicly. As much as I hate these events, I’m no exception. One such mini-embarrassment for me was when I asked the following question on Twitter: Although I had the best of intentions, looking at the replies made it clear that I had something to learn. My attitude was […]
As Agile is outgrowing IT and the world starts talking about Business Agility, we see Scrum attempted in various setups – Marketing, Sales, Legal, Management. Although it can be technically used in such contexts, Scrum was invented to help software teams deliver software and as such, it dominated the industry. But the most recent State […]
Creativity and productivity are two irreplaceable elements for achieving success in business. Although they are two sides of the same coin, there’s a widespread misunderstanding saying that creativity kills productivity and vice versa. As a result, it is not a surprise that teams with more creative functions (e.g. marketing, design, etc.) are sometimes putting up […]
As a CEO, a major part of my work is to define the strategy of the company and follow through on execution. Sounds easy, but it’s the most challenging job I’ve ever had. It takes enormous amounts of energy, military discipline, and courage. If you think I’m fooling you, just let that sink in: 90% […]
So, what is it that makes a Kanban implementation successful? There is not a definitive answer to that question, but I will attempt to “prescribe” my own rules that have helped us so far.
It was not until I started this article when I realized there was no such term “Kanban Product Manager” (at least Googling it didn’t show any respectable results). Cool, I have my own term in the Kanban world now 🙂 Not really sure either if there is a term called “Kanban product management”, but since there […]
My father taught me to play chess when I was very little, maybe four. There are many prodigy children who beat chess masters at four, but I wasn’t one of them. I was average.
My father never let me win against him, just because I was his son. He has always been