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Why I am No Longer With Lean-Kanban University

April 24, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I formed LKU as an equal partner with David Anderson in 2011 with high hopes of an organization that would manifest the values of industry service, thought leadership and inclusion.  I envisioned it as a place to provide industry awareness of the value of Lean and Kanban, a listing of courses on Lean and Kanban, and as a way of identifying those truly experienced Lean and Kanban trainers and coaches.

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Day 1 of 100 How Delays Induce Work

April 22, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I had to think a bit on what to have be #1.  Was it something on Acceptance Test-Driven Development, one of the serious trim-tabs of software development?  Or be the underlying reason that drives Lean and Agile?  I ultimately picked How Delays Induce Work (don't worry about the title of the article that is brought up being different) because it is the underpinnings of Lean.

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Day 0: The 100 in a 100 Project

April 21, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have been in software development for almost 43 years now.  This doesn't mean I'm smarter than anyone, it just means I'm older, er, I mean I've seen a lot..  One thing I've seen repeatedly is arguments and discussions about how to do things.  Re-entrant code in the 70s, structured code in the 70s as well.  4th generation languages in the 80s, object-oriented code in the 80s and patterns in the 90s. Waterfall, Agile, XP, Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other development systems for 4+ decades. Slowly, over time, some in the industry have figured out how to do things well.

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Why Use Story Points and Velocity Instead of Hours of Effort and Numbers of People

April 14, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

The Challenge of Conflating Size of Work and Time of Work

In my Lean-Agile classes, I often ask people how far away something is.  For example, if I’m in Seattle I’ll ask them how far away Portland is. I usually get an answer like “about 3 hours.”  I respond by asking “I can walk there in 3 hours?” “3 hours to drive.”  “What if I have a private helicopter?” 

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