Let’s start this article by first saying that according to Lean, maintaining an ordered list of ideas (backlog) is a waste. Why is it a waste? Well, simply because having an endless pool of ideas, always trying to refine and prioritize them takes time. What if they never get implemented? The answer is clear: wasted […]
Lately, there has been a bit of confusion around the initiative vs project topic. There are quite a few different opinions about the relationship between the two terms. Some see them as enemies, other as relatives, third as twins. To make things clear, let`s first set a solid ground for the discussion: According to the […]
Looking at that title, the first thing that comes to mind is that it sounds like a paradox. The second is that this is going to be a really long article. But it isn’t. And it won’t. Agile portfolio management is not only possible, but it’s also both easy and effective. Traditional Portfolio Management Traditional […]
The traditional waterfall approach to building software (and other things) has been anathematized as being the worst thing that can happen to a company and has practically been banned from the industry for good. Its successor – agile has been discovered and promoted as the only way to do things properly. Is this applicable to everyone?
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 […]
Many Kanbanize users are software guys that have been practicing SCRUM for a while and for some reason (which we all understand very well) want to move to Kanban. Ex-scrummers, you’re on the right track to be looking for something new. For more details how to do things better, check the article itself.
Are you considering the move from Scrum to Kanban? Then you are among the growing number of teams looking for work clarity and productivity. To get there, you would want to answer 7 specific questions first. If you are still trying to understand the differences between the methods, check out our Scrum vs Kanban comparison […]
As a business owner, you’re always on the lookout for strategies that’ll help you be the go-to company in your industry. And new businesses are popping up every day; you need to be on top of your game to remain relevant. The competition is more fierce than ever and customers are left with a lot […]
Stand-up meetings have become a sacred ritual for teams using Agile in any form. They are fantastic for keeping a company aligned and focused in the same direction. Although implementing them is not difficult, making the most of these daily gatherings with your colleagues requires practice and nonetheless, experimentation. Over the course of the past […]
In the world of business, leaders must maximize efficiency, eliminate waste, even out roadblocks, and keep productions flowing in accordance with demand. Once a business venture takes flight, however, a lot of different people get involved, each with their own knowledge, talent and methods for getting things accomplished. In order to ensure flow and consistency […]