Kanban: Agility at Scale, Understanding Kanban Levels and Movements

Today the vast majority of people think Kanban looks like that picture on top, just some rows and columns of an unusual looking to-do list. And they would be mostly wrong, that's literally the tip of the iceberg. Kanban, unlike Scrum deals with systems, large or small. But it thrives in large systems where many…

Scrum’s Product Owner Role Challenge

In my experience working with Scrum for over a decade, the main challenge with the Product Owner role that Scrum recommends is that the people who usually perform that role have limited understanding of software development, and have different measurements for their job success than the Development Team. For these reasons these POs usually care…

Balance: The Secret of Agile

Some who hear about Agile's thoughts about self-managing teams often make the mistake to think that there is no discipline or structure in the several Agile Methods and frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban, but nothing could be further from the truth. Agility lies at the crossroads of both freedom and discipline. The careful applying…