Tag: lean

14 October 2015 / Agile & Scrum
Handling documentation needs in an Agile world

Working software over comprehensive documentation www.agilemanifesto.org   This leads to a lot of misunderstandings in organisations that are considering one of the Agile flavors as a new way of working, especially when they are used to document a lot. Quite often we need to start explaining that Agile does not mean "no documentation" but that we will handle it differently. And that's exactly what this...

24 June 2015 / Agile & Scrum
Misunderstandings on Productivity Measurements in IT

We get a lot of questions on measuring “productivity” within organisations in relation to Agile or Lean adoptions and today was no different than any other, the big productivity questions came in our direction again. This was the trigger for me to write down some things related to productivity measurements which I find valuable to share. First of all we need to distinguish between “Leading”...

11 December 2012 / Agile & Scrum
Agile estimating 4/4: Kanban approach to estimating

Now I also promised you a second option of using a range of numbers instead of one number. This is something we use in a typical kanban implementation. I’ll explain how we would go about it. In kanban we would start by collecting historical data. Using this data we can discover several types of work that have significantly different cycle times, time to complete a...

25 February 2012 / Agile & Scrum
IBBT iStart incubator

IBBT is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. The IBBT team offers companies and organizations active support in research and development. It brings together businesses, authorities, and non-profit organisations on research projects. Both technical and non-technical issues are addressed within each of these projects. In an ever-changing world, where products and services need to change and adapt at...

15 February 2012 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Value Stream Mapping

First time I taught about Value Stream Mapping was back in 2008 internally, beginning 2009 publicly. First time I tried it was somewhere in 2006 if I am not mistaken. In the mean time I have used it a lot more in a lot of different scenario’s, unfortunaly not ever having a complete value chain in the picture but then again… enough to see the benefits of making...