Archive for the ‘Kanban’ Category

Live Notes and A-ha’s from #agiledaynyc

September 19, 2013

“Stop Communicating; Start Connecting” is today’s theme.

Achim Nowak Keynote: the importance of energy connections and fact of connection to physical body. Avignon ports open in the firewall.
Mary Poppendieck: develop your awareness mind so autonomic mind takes over with expertise when has to move fast. By the same token, if one wants to behave in kindness must PRACTICE.
Karl Scotland: No constraints are chaos. People may have own set of policies, but no shared understanding. Want some constraints, but loose constraints.

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Source Material for a Deck on Agile for Executives

March 29, 2011

I thought to collect some links here for use as source material in writing a short deck for Executives (in Advertising or Marketing) describing Agile.  (UPDATE: Note – the deck is not yet written – this is my raw research).

My criteria for quoting from these (or being inspired by these) is that the material has to be value-focused.  Why Agile?  What’s the benefit?  How is it better than what I’m doing now?  And must apply outside of software development. Maybe apply directly to marketing.

I think I also need to give very high-level descriptions of Crystal Clear, Kanban and Scrum, possibly XP and possibly Lean.  But I want my deck to be very, very short and succinct.

I may update this post over time.

Here is my first list at 8 AM on 3/29:

Agile Scout’s “Agile is NOT a Methodology”

Agile Methodology.com’s “Agile Methodology”

Dr. Alistair Cockburn “Balancing Lightness with Sufficiency”

Dmitri Maex for Ogivly’s DoubleThink “Agile Markerting Part II: Learnings from Product Development”

Decks by Jeff Patton – read the first deck

Dr. Jeff Sutherland on Agile Principles and Values (his site has great stuff too, but this is at Microsoft)

Jason Yip’s article “It’s Not Just Standing Up: Patterns of Daily Stand-up Meetings”

John Paul Titlow for ReadWriteWeb.com “What is Agile Commerce”

Excellent article by Ken Schwaber on driving value for business titled “Major Releases are a Failure”

Lyssa Adkins’ “What is Agile?”

Michael Sahota’s “Agile Fits Better in Some Company Cultures Than Others”

Scrum Alliance’s “The Scrum Framework in 30 Seconds”

Scott Ambler’s “Bureaucracy Isn’t Discipline”

Scott Brinker (Chief Martec) “Ideas for an Agile Marketing Manifesto”

Scrum.org’s Scrum Guide page

Tobias Mayer’s “Simple Scrum” , “Scrum: A New Way of Thinking” and “The Essence of Scrum”

VersionOne’s “What is Agile” (although pretty development-centric)

Suggestions more than welcome.

Updated 3/29 – 3:45 PM – with articles by Schwaber, Sutherland, Cockburn, and Patton. Alphabetized.  Hm. The list is getting too long – probably not a good page for executives, but good for us detailed people to find source material.

The Case Against Minimalism (A. Shalloway)

November 22, 2010

http://www.netobjectives.com/blogs/case-against-minimalism

“But perhaps our methods should not be based on values and practices. Perhaps they should be based on values and principles, with possibly suggested practices in common situations. This is one of the biggest differences between XP/Scrum and Lean/Kanban. XP and Scrum are based on values and practices. Lean and Kanban are based on values and principles. Yes, they have practices – but only as suggested possibilities depending upon your situation.”