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Why Net Objectives Supports the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)

July 15, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) has been getting a lot of publicity.  And a lot of things have been said about it as one would expect. The positive has come from those who have used it and seen its benefits.  The negative I have seen has come mostly from those who have not taken the SAFe training and do not truly understand it.   And, as would be expected, much of the negative has been more misinformation than information.

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Why We Need a New Meaning/Name for Kanban

July 13, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

What Is Kanban?

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Why Contrasting Scrumban and Kanban Belies a Lack of Understanding of Both

July 4, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

First a new theory is attacked as absurd, then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and insignificant; finally it is seen to be so important that its adversaries claim they themselves discovered it.  William James

Only taxi drivers, bartenders and barbers are entitled to an opinion on everything. Al Shalloway

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Why You Need a Hybrid System

June 27, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

People seem to pick between Scrum & Kanban instead of looking to see what they need to do. We should not start with a solution. We should start with understanding our problem. Scrum and Kanban both provide insights into challenges we may have and how to solve them.  We should also look to other methods to provide us insights.

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It’s Déjà vu All Over Again

June 13, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Several years ago I tried to discuss the need for Lean when Scrum was being used on projects with more than one team.  Ken Schwaber didn’t want to hear this and eventually threw me off the Scrum Development Yahoo discussions group.  I admit, I was talking outside the domain of what he wanted – the pretense was that Scrum wasn’t Lean and the Scrum Development group wasn’t the place to talk about Lean.

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