card wall Archive

kanban refactoring

 kanban Refactoring is the process of clarifying and simplifying the design of existing kanban and work itens visual representation, without changing its work items internal content. Many Agile teams refactor their kanban (also known as task board or card walls). When I started using card walls, I thought I should define the workflow and create the
Category: Agile & Lean

The Card Wall

Card walls help to level the flow and maximize the throughput for software delivery. Many books have covered Agile, and several of its principles, practices, and tools, but none have taken a deep look at card walls and the principles behind them. In Stand Back and Deliver, the authors– Pollyanna Pixton, Niel Nickolaisen, Todd Little,
Category: Article

Agile Micromanagement, the good and the bad

Jim Highsmith wrote an interesting post about micromanagement. He mentioned Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are good examples of successful product manager micromanagement. I totally agree with that. He also talks about the Agile process micromanagement. Experiencing both worlds, waterfall and agile as a developer and a manager. I have a strong opinion about it.
Category: Leadership

The hand-off kanban email

Effective communication is key for distributed Agile development teams. Many technologies and applications are very helpful for improving the communication channel for distributed teams. To name a few: video conferencing, phone, email, wiki, instant messages, text messages, and shared documents online. A simple and straight-to-the-point update email is a must have for distributed teams. A
Category: Agile & Lean