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So How do YOU do Agile in a Distributed environment?

Tales of Lean I was part of a very interesting discussion at a Silicon Valley high-tech giant a couple of weeks back that focused on doing Agile with distributed teams. We discussed several aspects of Scrum/ XP practices in distributed teams – and it turned out one of the main (some said “the only!”) challenges was the ability to run a Daily Standup meeting well! Having been part of conference calls, WebEx meetings and other virtual gatherings for the longest time, this surprised me somewhat. So, in the last week’s Kaizen Camp Seattle Un-conference, I decided to do a session on that exact same topic.

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Maturing the Kanban board

Tales of LeanOrganizations new to Kanban that have no experience with Agile usually find it easier to design their boards than those with Agile background because Kanban recommends the board to reflect the actual process rather than an abstraction. This is a good start. As we all know, a project’s behavior changes over time. This means the Kanban board should keep up with those changes, but unfortunately many Kanban organizations…

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Translating a Book With Kanban

Tales of LeanJust like everything else, translating a book using Kanban methodology is about the mindset, good communication and good team work. The bulk of the work was performed by the Spanish team, while we acted mainly as advisers committed to give early feedback when required. The initial draft was done extremely quickly, and the final version was approved a few days later.

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Scrum + Kanban

Scrum + Kanban = Scrumban or Kanban? Lessons at Lean Coffee

Tales of LeanAt Digité/ Swift-Kanban, we had a great visit to the LeanSSC (now Lean Systems Society) last week in Boston.  Having been in the market for just about a year, it is heartening to be recognized and even be told that we are considered one of the top 2-3 Kanban tools that are out there. An exciting part of the conference was our announcement of our support for Scrumban (or Scrum features) besides our support for both iOS and Android tablets.

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Kanban – Evolutionary or Revolutionary?!

KanbanOne of the key benefits that David Anderson, the renowned Kanban thought-leader and father of the Kanban Method for software development (as well as Advisor to Digité) highlights about Kanban is that it is evolutionary and not revolutionary.  That is to say, it does not introduce a humongous new set of processes in an organization and cause massive disruption like traditional methods have tended to do.

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