UCD Lessons for Agile

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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It’s probably safe to say that many of the best early web-people were first exposed to Agile-like methods via the iterative discipline that is User Centred Design. So it seems useful to look at how well UCD has fared, and whether it’s suffered the same...

(Some) Agilistas: Still Not Yet Lean Thinkers

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Every so often I get myself to a place where I start accepting Agile as a sensible, sound way of doing things, as an effective industry-specific implementation/reinvention of a number of Lean principles, reaching towards one piece flow and pull systems, and coming up...

Lean and Agile – differences in language are telling

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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I saw an interesting article, outlining the use of the speech form Subject-Verb-Object, Present Tense, recommending: “I congratulate the writers who write articles for free.”  over “The people who write articles for free are to be...

Migrating from Scrum to Kanban on Stability & Maturity

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Kanban is a much better process once the system has reached a steady state and the focus becomes process improvement, maturity and improved cycle times. Scrum is an outstanding process to adopt when you want a radical departure from the past or if you’re a start...
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