Mountain View, CA Silicon Valley-based Lean/ Agile ALM vendor Digité announced v3.0 of its SwiftKanban product, enhancing and introducing a number of new features that
Within the SwiftKanban development team, we have evolved our Engineering practices, combining principles of Test Automation, Continuous Integration and Kanban thinking. At the same time, as we look to hire people for such a development environment, we have found it difficult to get people who understand such an environment, even though we can hardly be called bleeding edge! Hopefully, this post helps in understanding in our Engineering environment. The day starts with a stand up meeting at around 9am. Since we are distributed team across three different locations (3 cities, 2 countries), many of our team members join the call remotely.
Recently, we participated in Agile India 2013, where our Sr. VP of Engineering, Sudipta Lahiri was invited to be part of a Panel Discussion. The topic was Agile and Innovation and the panel discussed some of the challenges – perceived and real – that agile teams face trying to innovate. Here is a post by Sudipta summarizing the discussion. I was one of the panel speakers at the Agile India 2013 conference that was held in Bengaluru from Feb 27th to March 2nd, discussing whether Agile fosters or kills innovation.
Over the last more than 18 months of steady-state usage of Kanban in our product management and engineering teams, we have achieved a number of dramatic improvements. Even considering that for us, it was – and is – a case of eating our own dog-food, these improvements are nothing short of incredible for a small product company where every minute, every dollar, every feature that is value to a customer, counts! So, we thought we should share our experience and benefits with the software and IT community in the hope that some of these will help you benefit as much or more than what we have been able to do. This post is the first in this series.
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