Who Betrayed SCRUM

Who Betrayed SCRUM?

SCRUM is awesome. We love it for its clarity and the invaluable help in the war against waterfall (not that waterfall is so bad, but this is a topic for another post). Scrum makes things somewhat easier – we don’t have to plan two years ahead, we don’t need to write specifications, we just code and get things done. Wonderful, isn’t it?

Yes, but it doesn’t work…

Case Study - How to Implement Lean Product Development

Case Study: How to Implement Lean Product Development

Lean can be a powerful asset for running your product development team and even a whole company. A perfect example of that is Somabe (Soraluze Makina Bereziak SLL), a company that designs and manufactures specialized machines. Let’s follow their six-year journey that led to the implementation of Lean and Portfolio Kanban on a company level […]

How Can Agile support Company-wide Agility

How Can Agile Support Company-wide Agility?

Now that according to Marc Andreessen “Software is eating the world,” more and more companies look for Agile as the rescue to address the challenge of digitalization. This makes complete sense, because if every company becomes a software company (also if it doesn’t know it yet) and if Agile is the approach for software development, why not taking Agile to the company […]

Practical Tips for Managing a Lean Team Pt.2

Practical Tips for Managing a Lean Team – Pt. 2

Part 1 of this article provided some practical tips about the very basis of practicing Lean management – applying the 5 principles of Lean in practice. In part 2, you’ll learn the characteristics of an effective lean team, and how to achieve them. Characteristics of an Effective Lean Team All managers know that there are […]