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Twitter Blog on Refactoring

September 10, 2012 — Posted by Al Shalloway

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Why does refactoring get a bad name?  Because it's often used to describe three different things.


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A Twitter Blog: Scrum-but and Shallow Kanban

September 8, 2012 — Posted by Al Shalloway

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A message to me on twitter said - "Surely shallow Kanban is arguably equivalent to scrum-but." I understood the logic, but it always bothered me.  Because, at the heart of things the causes of Scrum-but and shallow Kanban seem different to me.  Here's my twitter blog response.

Twitter blog:

I am not sure these are really equivalent for several reasons. These include the motivations for the name, the cause and what it requires to overcome then.


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The Power of Systems Thinking

August 31, 2012 — Posted by Al Shalloway

At Net Objectives we’ve trained tens of thousands in Scrum and Kanban.  We don’t really play sides in which method we use.  Our own experience is that hybrid methods are typically needed in large scale transitions – which is our specialty.  Regardless of which method our clients employ, we always suggest a system-thinking approach within the context of Lean-thinking.


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