More Kanban Data

More Kanban Data
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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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Here are 2 datasets, from different clients in the public sector, showing again how Kanban reduces lead time and perhaps more significantly, stabilises it, enabling more reliable promises to be made to customers. This first dataset I showed at lascot12, and is for a...

Overprocessing with Kanban

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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 great, but overuse is annoying and waste. I’ve been reading a very interesting book this week. I won’t name it because it’s got lots of good stuff in, and I don’t want to tar all that with one specific complaint. In this book, the...

PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery

PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery
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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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In September, I presented at Lean Agile Scotland, based on our experiences of introducing Lean thinking to IBM AMS Delivery Teams, and how we’d moved from a default position of starting with fundamentally re-engineering Value Streams to a light-touch approach...

The Thing I Love About Kanban

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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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…is its simplicity. At its heart, it’s only 5 simple rules: Visualise the work Map the process (ideally end to end) Limit WiP Empower the team to self-manage Keep improving And you get feedback really quickly and in a way that forces you to do something...

Test Driven Development: Better but Slower?

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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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A number of interesting findings in this article 1) Absolute Test Code Coverage isn’t a sufficient predictor of quality 2) Dev Org structure matters more than physical location/distribution 3) Density of Assertions is positively correlated with...
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