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In the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and the Professional Scrum with Kanban workshop, we introduce 4 key flow metrics that we believe Scrum teams can use to improve their flow: Work in Progress (WIP) The number of work items started but not finished...

4 Key Flow Metrics and how to use them in Scrum’s events

In the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and the Professional Scrum with Kanban workshop, we introduce 4 key flow metrics that we believe Scrum teams can use to improve their flow: Work in Progress (WIP) The number of work items started but not finished...

As part of our belief that Agile should span more than just the product development/IT department and can actually benefit other areas of the organization, we spend our time practicing and evangelizing Agile in other areas in the organization. Marketing is one of these...

Video of Agile Marketing at Scale talk at Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

As part of our belief that Agile should span more than just the product development/IT department and can actually benefit other areas of the organization, we spend our time practicing and evangelizing Agile in other areas in the organization. Marketing is one of these...

Sometimes you stumble upon amusement park methods. Remember the feeling when first going through the gates of a big amusement park? When you get a first glimpse of how vast it is? you see some rides close by and at the distance you see...

Amusement Park Methods

Sometimes you stumble upon amusement park methods. Remember the feeling when first going through the gates of a big amusement park? When you get a first glimpse of how vast it is? you see some rides close by and at the distance you see...

When I talk to marketing teams, Content is one of the areas with the most desire for achieving agility without losing your sanity.  Here is a guest post by Alex Novkov from Kanbanize about how they kept Content Marketing Agile. Content is King! This famous...

How to Keep Content Marketing Agile

When I talk to marketing teams, Content is one of the areas with the most desire for achieving agility without losing your sanity.  Here is a guest post by Alex Novkov from Kanbanize about how they kept Content Marketing Agile. Content is King! This famous...

It’s been so exciting to hear so much positive feedback and interest in the new Scrum.org Kanban for Scrum Teams guide and the accompanying Professional Scrum with Kanban class. Creating the class and guide together with Daniel (Vacanti) & Steve (Porter) and then working...

Understanding the Kanban for Scrum Teams Guide

It’s been so exciting to hear so much positive feedback and interest in the new Scrum.org Kanban for Scrum Teams guide and the accompanying Professional Scrum with Kanban class. Creating the class and guide together with Daniel (Vacanti) & Steve (Porter) and then working...

A team I am working with is in the storming stage of their development. Finally. It’s been sometime that they have been forming, carefully learning each other, sometimes from afar. Each person was doing their own stuff, limiting their interaction to consultations. Every person...

Team Storming and Compost

A team I am working with is in the storming stage of their development. Finally. It’s been sometime that they have been forming, carefully learning each other, sometimes from afar. Each person was doing their own stuff, limiting their interaction to consultations. Every person...

When we build the team’s board for the first time there’s many times the question of how to represent work in progress, how to show what’s going on between “Ready/Committed” (The backlog of the sprint, items ready to be developed) and “Done”. There are...

In Progress vs. Dev, QA

When we build the team’s board for the first time there’s many times the question of how to represent work in progress, how to show what’s going on between “Ready/Committed” (The backlog of the sprint, items ready to be developed) and “Done”. There are...

Organizations reorg all the time. And again. Why do they do that? Setting cynicism aside, organizations reorg to adapt to new realities, to new demands. A team of 5 people that grew to 20 people needs to split to smaller teams. A business group...

Time To Reorg – An Intro to Refactoring

Organizations reorg all the time. And again. Why do they do that? Setting cynicism aside, organizations reorg to adapt to new realities, to new demands. A team of 5 people that grew to 20 people needs to split to smaller teams. A business group...

When I was a kid cars didn’t have seat belts at the back seat. We used to fly to and fro all over whenever the car took a turn. These days my kids shriek with horror if we forget to buckle them up and...

Dev and Test, Sitting in a Tree: K-I-S-S-I-N-G

When I was a kid cars didn’t have seat belts at the back seat. We used to fly to and fro all over whenever the car took a turn. These days my kids shriek with horror if we forget to buckle them up and...

The Email Inbox – The real Personal Kanban frontier I’ve been struggling for years with visualizing my personal work using Kanban. Using a physical board isn’t that practical since a lot of the time I actually do my work I’m not at my office....

Finally – An Email Inbox Focused Personal Kanban Board

The Email Inbox – The real Personal Kanban frontier I’ve been struggling for years with visualizing my personal work using Kanban. Using a physical board isn’t that practical since a lot of the time I actually do my work I’m not at my office....