Category Archives: Lean

Not all kanban is alike

In the series of “not all work is alike” and “not all change is alike” I could not resist the temptation to write a blog titled “not all kanban is alike”. Mainstream kanban systems (which I will refer to as delivery kanban) as … Continue reading

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Visual project management

I did a webinar for LeanKit where I explore the why-how-what of Visual Project Management. Below you can find a link to the slides. Visual Management Webinar – LeanKit & Patrick Steyaert from LeanKit

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A serendipitous rediscovery

When I met Sean Murphy of SKMurphy at the Lean Startup conference in Dec of last year I could not have imagined that this encounter would put an overlooked topic back on our agenda. Sean and I got into a … Continue reading

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A careful analysis of work organization underlying Scrum and Kanban

The Scrum vs Kanban discussion is quite a debate with many different viewpoints including the viewpoint that it is a pointless debate. I personally think that something useful can be extracted. In order to do so we need to look inside the … Continue reading

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Using narrative to research Kanban implementations

Update to this post (Oct. 30, 2013) During the months after this blog post, Arno Korpershoek and myself have worked on an implementation of a narrative research tool (as described in the blog post) for lean agile organizations based on … Continue reading

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Lead time, Loopbacks, Leadership and Learning – 4L root cause analysis of programme performance

Recently I was asked with a colleague to perform a root cause analysis of a large transformation programme. The expectation of the customer was not to perform an assessment of the programme against a best-practice model but really to find … Continue reading

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