Devops and The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup teaches us to focus on learning about what really works for our customers. It advocates using the scientific method for running data driven experiments in very short cycles. But, continuously running end-to-end experiments need the total cooperation of the entire business. Truly cross-functional teams are required which is also one of the … Continue reading Devops and The Lean Startup

Has your Scrum implementation caused more problems than it solved?

Implementing Scrum helps your development department but breaks the old way of doing things, so the overall process actually slows down. Everyone was bashing your development department. You were too slow, you were the bottleneck - if only development would be faster, we could earn so much more money ... you know what I'm talking … Continue reading Has your Scrum implementation caused more problems than it solved?

Scrum What? New Community Edited Q&A Site About Agile, Lean, Kanban and Scurm

A lot of people I meet are interested in agile software development. Either they've heard about it or they participate in projects which use Scrum, Kanban, or Extreme Programming. They wonder whether it makes sense to do pair programming, which Kanban tools to use, how to get started with test driven development or how to … Continue reading Scrum What? New Community Edited Q&A Site About Agile, Lean, Kanban and Scurm

Agile Essentials – Speed instead of chaos

Yesterday I gave a talk about the "why" of agile software development based on ideas and concepts of lean manufacturing. It shows some tools to speed up development by reducing waste and by working in small batches. Check it out and share it if you like it. Agile Essentialshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=agileessentialsforslideshare-090402145018-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=agile-essentials View more presentations from webops.