Linking Team Modes to RightShifting

By |2011-10-25T08:40:30-04:00October 25, 2011|Agile, kanban, Teams|

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 didn't have a chance to go check it out. Come Lean Kanban Central Europe 2011 I saw another session on RightShifting, again a conflict - this time with my Pecha Kucha talk. But I was curious enough to try and check it out, [...]

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How to use Kanban to help improve your recruiting process

By |2011-10-23T12:23:23-04:00October 23, 2011|kanban|

Background I recently had the opportunity to talk with a couple of HR managers who were interested in how agile can help the HR department become more effective. This was a context where the product development is well into their agile journey, and we are talking about a group of about 20-30 people providing HR services like recruiting, training, social events to an enterprise R&D organization in the 1000 people range. What does agile mean for HR Well, I tend [...]

Lean/Kanban approach to Teams

By |2011-10-22T08:38:42-04:00October 22, 2011|Agile, Blog, Export, kanban|

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 clear about the topic (Quoting the Scrum Guide 2011) "Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team. Cross-functional teams [...]

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