Reflections on a New Year: Part 1

January 18, 2010 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audio Reflections on a New Year: Part 1

The beginning of the year is a natural time to think about what is coming in the year. Alan Shalloway shares his thoughts about some of the areas in which Net Objectives will be investing its energy and thought as we help to serve our partners and customers.  In addition to our normal areas of training and coaching in Lean, Agile, acceptance test-driven development, design patterns, and process improvement. But what else? In this podcast, Alan and I talk about two key areas where we are going to be investing our energy: Kanban and what it takes to help enterprises and teams make the transition.  

  • Kanban. We believe in Kanban for software development. We have joined with David Anderson and others to help foster the community of those who want to explore how to use this, the good practices, the deep principles - you might call it the "science" of Kanban software engineering. What it takes to realize the tremendous potential benefit of this approach.

    Two key communities to look into are the http://limitedwipsociety.ning.com/ in the UK and the LeanSSC.org, which is more worldwide.
  • Transition. How to help enterprises and teams make the transition, the change to greater productivity in software development: managing the introduction of change to be productivity

What prompted this was a training class with David Anderson of D.J. Anderson Associates. David is a leading expert in Kanban as applied to software engineering. I recommend his course for anyone who wants to sharpen skills in coaching Kanban because he has seen it all.

This is a break in the walk-through of Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility. We will turn back to it in mid-February.

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Music used in this podcast is by Bill Cushman at http://ghostnotes.blogspot.com/ and Kevin McLeod: http://www.incompetech.com/. If you need music, I’d encourage you to subscribe to their feeds.

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About the author | Jim Trott

Jim Trott is a senior consultant for Net Objectives. He has used object-oriented and pattern-based analysis techniques throughout his 20 year career in knowledge management and knowledge engineering. He is the co-author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, and the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams.



        

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