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Kanban Workbook

by scrumexpert in Books 1

If Scrum is the king of the Agile software development frameworks, Kanban can be defined as a distant cousin. We know that there are some connections through this Lean parents, but we don’t always known what it looks like exactly and when to use it. If you want to have a clear and quick (60 pages) understanding of what Kanban is, then this Kanban Workbook is for you.

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Retromat Random Scrum Retrospectives Plan Generator
Resources

Retromat – Random Scrum Retrospectives Plan Generator

March 20, 2017 0

Retromat is a free online website that allows to generate random plans for Agile and Scrum retrospectives. Out of a pool of more than 100 activities, it selects one for each of the five phases (stage setting, data gathering, insight generating, decision, conclusion) to create a retrospective plan.

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eight types of waste in Kanban
Articles

The Costs of Non-Delivery and Non-Conformance

February 27, 2017 0

Like the notion of technical debt, the concept of management debt relates to the leadership issues that prevent a successful Agile transformation. This article from Agile transformation expert Sriram Rajagopalan discusses the types of waste that can be eliminated using a Kanban approach and the role of management debt in perpetuating wasteful practices.

Knowledge

  • Make Them Grow

    February 13, 2017 0
    There might exist some lonely standalone software developers that create software without any other person involved, but my guess is that there are not many of them. Communication is an essential skill in software development, testing and project management… and life. As feedback is a key communication tool, I was [...]
  • Switching From Scrum to Kanban

    February 6, 2017 0
    Scrum and Kaban are two Agile approaches that could be used in software development, depending also on the context of the software development tools. In his blog post “Ditching Scrum for Kanban — The best decision we’ve made as a team”, Grant Ammons shares some thought on why he successfully changed it [...]
  • Reasons Why Scrum Can Fail

    January 30, 2017 0
    If Scrum and Agile approaches are supposed to increase the chances of success for software development projects, not all the projects that want to use Scrum are successful. In this article, John Yorke shares his opinion on why Agile projects might fail because of the confusion between the roles (ScrumMaster, [...]

Tools

  • Free Retrospective Tools for Distributed Scrum Teams

    January 11, 2017 8
    Even if Agile approaches favor collocated teams, distributed Scrum teams are more common that what we might think. Many Agile software development teams are based on a virtual organization. This article presents some free online tools that can be used to facilitate retrospectives for distributed Scrum teams.
  • Free Online Kanban Tools

    November 21, 2016 0
    In the context of software development, Kanban is an approach based on Lean that tries to limit waste and work in progress to the actual capacity of the software development team. The aim of Kanban is to create a context that balances capacity and demand through a value stream. Thus [...]
  • Scrum and Kanban Plugins for Redmine

    September 5, 2016 3
    Redmine is a popular open source project management web application. It was written using the Ruby on Rails framework. This software is more oriented towards a traditional approach for project management with Gantt charts and calendar than Agile, Scrum or Kanban. However, Redmine architecture allows however creating plugins to add [...]

Videos

  • Continuous Improvement: Clarity Before Speed

    February 22, 2017 0
    Learn which building blocks help you to create the culture of systematic improvement in a software development organization and a Scrum team. This talk discusses how the Deming cycle – Plan-Do-Check-Act has been applied concretely [...]
  • Scaling Agile with the Theory of Constraints

    February 8, 2017 0
    Lear how to use the Theory of Constraints to scale Agile and Scrum development teams. The Theory of Constraints is a methodology for identifying the most important limiting factor (i.e. constraint) that stands in the [...]