February 15, 2017

Understanding the Switch from Scrum to Kanban

This is a real-life story. It’s a story about addressing the concerns of senior managers who are wary of their delivery teams making their own independent decisions. It’s a common tale that many delivery teams face, and one where, as servant-leaders, scrum master and agile coaches need to support their teams in navigating. This story…

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June 10, 2016

Ball Runner: An Agile Game

Ball Runner: An Agile Game The Ball Runner game originated from the #play14 unconference in London in September 2015. I was toying with the idea of a game around work in progress (WIP), which can be incredibly stressful for teams, and for individuals on these teams. I imagined a team playing a game in which one individual…

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August 25, 2015

Kanban is not something that you can learn in 4 hours

Adventures with Agile is very proud to host Klaus Leopold for his advanced Kanban class later in October. I contacted Klaus because, as far as I know, he is one of the only people in the world to have real world experience in implementing Kanban at large scale and I was interested to understand what…

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October 22, 2014

Agile Coaching Exchange meetup with Karl Scotland

Just heading back from the Agile Coaching Exchange meetup where Karl Scotland gave a presentation on Kanban and the Learning Organisation. Karl has put together a framework based around Kanban for enabling large inspect and adapt cycles in organisations. He has designed a big board that can be printed onto A0 size paper. (For non…

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October 2, 2014

A fine evening of Kanban

I’m just riding on the train back from this evening’s fun at the Kanban Coaching Exchange with Helen Meek and Dan Brown. The night was the ‘The Get Kanban Experience’ which was playing the game ‘Get Kanban’ in small groups of about 5 people. There were 5 or 6 teams and the aim is to…

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July 4, 2014

The Developer

What does the developer do? The developer is the person who codes (builds) the software from the lowest level components. The term developer has been expanded to also mean tester and deployment manager as these skills often require coding expertise as well. For this discussion we will use the term developer to mean anyone who…

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