In the last few weeks I’ve been using a new visualization that people find useful for understanding the relationship between the various Lean/Agile requirement containers. Some people call the full model a dinosaur. Others are reminded of the snake who ate an elephant from “The Little [...]
I recently had a couple of weeks with a few activities related to “Agile Testing”. “Agile Testing” for those not familiar with it is the name we give to the set of thinking guidelines, principles and practices that help run the testing aspects of product development/maintenance in [...]
Seems like every January I get questions from HR leaders in organizations I’m working with that go something like this – “We are working on the yearly performance objectives process, and we were wondering whether it needs to change in an agile environment?”
The main evolution I see [...]
Tweet These days more and more organizations think they are Agile
A couple of years ago when you talked to people about agile a common response “why should we”, “it won’t work here”, or “so this is the new fad? What will come next?”
Times have changed. And a [...]
Energizing a kanban system has been an area I’ve been thinking of lately ( see my lkbe11 talk). One of the key areas of focus is how to expedite handling of exceptions to flow. What are those exceptions? Blocked items as well as “struggling” items that are [...]
Tweet What is Rightshifting? When I looked at the program for Lean Kanban Benelux 2011 I found a couple of sessions talking about something I wasn’t familiar with – RightShifting. Since I had to speak at the same time, I [...]
Tweet To Team or not to Team?
If you look at the definition of Kanban or Lean, you wouldn’t find teams anywhere there.
If you look at the Agile Manifesto, you can find “The best architectures, requirements, and designs
emerge from self-organizing teams”
Scrum is quite [...]
If you didn’t have the chance to see me talk at LSSC11, you can check out the video over at the LimitedWipSociety WIKI.
More videos are available to LSSC members – anyone interested in Lean/Kanban/Systems Thinking should seriously consider [...]
A couple of months ago I ran into Think Testing – a new magazine for testers in israel (published in Hebrew).
I found it very interesting, and decided I want to contribute.
My article has been published in issue number #3. It tries [...]
Interested in what the hell is this flow I’m going to talk about in Agile Israel 2011? Check out this video – in hebrew this time…
A client I worked with about 2 years ago mentioned that in senior management training, his organization was emphasizing Fair Process as a key tool for enhancing decision quality and team commitment.
It sounded interesting, but I didn’t have a chance to dive too deep into the [...]
I was recently interviewed by Joe Dagger from the Business901 blog/podcast. His list of interviewees is impressive, it’s an honor to appear there.
Anyhow, the podcast went live today at Yeret on Agile and Kanban :: Business901.
Recently, the issue of motivation is permeating our work as agile consultants. And not surprisingly, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink is the main model we’re currently excited about. Our resident AgileSparks CST and team coaching expert Danko is leading that [...]
One of the concerns often raised when people hear about kanban is that the weakest/slowest link will slow down the whole chain.
For example if testing is a bottleneck what will happen is that the whole chain will accommodate its pace.
Similarly in scrum a team that [...]
What is the basic role of the Product Owner?
http://www.agileproductdesign.com/downloads/patton_product_owner_role.ppt Starting with user stories:
User stories are the most common way to handle requirements in the agile world. One of the first things you’ll need [...]
I want to share a solution I came up with together with a team of performance / non-functional testing, working in a product group in a large enterprise. This solution deals with the challenge of bridging the principles of "Those who build the system test it", [...]
I recently have been working on an agile testing training. Why is it relevant here? Because one of the modules I'm most fond of (not surprisingly) introduces kanban and CFD as a way to deal with some common problems that occur around testing once you start to work [...]
I've been a bit quiet lately on the blog front (as well as twitter for those who are following)
Actually, the title is wrong. I think Slack is highly important during any change initiative where you expect continuous improvement of the process and practices. The importance of Slack is not new. Not in manufacturing, and not in the Software Engineering world. One of my favorite books is [...]
While talking to a Product Manager today, I was asked “How come we always end up without QA resources at the end of the version” and was reminded of this [...]
In a previous post I started talking about the ratio between Dev and Test, and promised to revisit how it looks like in an Agile/Kanban environment. Whenever I talk to teams/managers about Kanban, whether as part of a workshop, or with a team actually practicing Kanban, the [...]
One of the questions I’m asked quite frequently is what is the right ratio between developers and testers.
A variant on that question is what I typically see in other organizations as the ratio.
Well lets answer the second variant and then try to deal with the first.
I'm Yuval Yeret. I'm leading the Kanban practice at AgileSparks. This blog focuses on my experiences using Lean and Agile approaches to help organizations and people become more effective.
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