Objective Thoughts

Why You Should Be Concerned When a Consultant Says "That's Orthogonal"

August 31, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have heard several proponents of popular frameworks and methods excuse the lack of some key concept as "well that's orthogonal to the framework/method, but we expect you to put it in if you think it has value." In this case the word "orthogonal" means independent or de-coupled from the framework/method in question.  The challenge with this is threefold:


Share this:




  

A Tale of Two Kanbans… or Three

August 26, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Kanban is a widely used method for process management, scheduling, and transition management with deep roots in Lean. As early as 2007, a group of software developers – David Anderson, Jim Benson, Corey Ladas, Darren Davis, and others – applied kanban to the process of software development, calling it Kanban for Software Engineering.


Share this:




  

Attending to Teams is Important

August 23, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

One of the most powerful tools for improving software development is to create more effective teams. Every method and every framework – Agile, Scrum, XP, waterfall, the various flavors of Kanban[1] – depend on it. This short series of blog posts address the importance of effective teams for fully functioning lean software development. The series looks at:


Share this:




  

Creating Teams When It Does Not Seem Possible

August 23, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

One of the most powerful tools for improving software development is to create more effective teams. Every method and every framework – Agile, Scrum, XP, waterfall, the various flavors of Kanban[1] – depend on it. This short series of blog posts address the importance of effective teams for fully functioning lean software development. The series looks at:


Share this:




  

Cross-Functional Teams Eliminate Waste and Manifest Lean

August 23, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

One of the most powerful tools for improving software development is to create more effective teams. Every method and every framework – Agile, Scrum, XP, waterfall, the various flavors of Kanban[1] – depend on it. This short series of blog posts address the importance of effective teams for fully functioning lean software development. The series looks at:


Share this:




  

Pages

Free Email Updates!

Sign up for free email updates from
Net Objectives Thoughts Blog

Blog Authors

Al Shalloway
Business, Operations, Process, Sales, Agile Design and Patterns, Personal Development, Agile, Lean, SAFe, Kanban, Kanban Method, Scrum, Scrumban, XP
Cory Foy
Change Management, Innovation Games, Team Agility, Transitioning to Agile
Jim Trott
Business and Strategy Development, Analysis and Design Methods, Change Management, Knowledge Management, Lean Implementation, Team Agility, Transitioning to Agile, Workflow, Technical Writing, Certifications, Coaching, Mentoring, Online Training, Professional Development, Agile, Lean-Agile, SAFe, Kanban
Ken Pugh
Software Design, Design Patterns, Technical Writing, TDD, ATDD, Coaching, Mentoring, Professional Development, Agile, Lean-Agile, SAFe, Scrum
Scott Bain
Analysis and Design Methods, Agile Design and Patterns, Software Design, Design Patterns, Technical Writing, TDD, Coaching, Mentoring, Online Training, Professional Development, Agile