Category Archives: Leadership

Scrum alone is not the path to agility

First off, before I make a lot of people very angry with me, I just want to state that I love scrum as a project management methodology to manage work. But I believe that scrum on it’s own is not … Continue reading

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Project vs Product team

When it comes to creating teams to deliver software, I believe the impact and lag of getting the team to perform optimally is underestimated. Project teams are setup for a specific goal, they work towards that goal, they deliver and … Continue reading

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Apprentice as a software developer

The notion of apprenticeship originated in the late middle ages where a master craftsman would be entitled to take on a apprentice as cheap labour, in return for food accommodation and teaching the craft to the young apprentice1. Apprenticeship was … Continue reading

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Staying close to the Gemba in Software Development

There are several posts about how the Gemba walk is not necessarily suited to Software Development1 and is not enough when identifying areas of improvement in software development2. Based on my experience I agree. Executives or managers walking the floor … Continue reading

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