The Practical Scrum Guide (Refactored)

Official Scrum Guide Everything on this page is directly sourced from the official Scrum Guide, no opinion, no bias, this is official Scrum. Some quotes sourced from the official Scrum Guide revisions page. My own comments on the guide are written in this font. The images on this page are sourced from the official Scrum.org … Continue reading The Practical Scrum Guide (Refactored)

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Lead an autonomous DevOps team at Scale: a true story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPH2E5xMYdM Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference Jose Rady Allende and Matthew Manela provide the next update to the Microsoft ALM story, sharing some screenshots of how they refined their use of Kanban boards as their agile experience and devops maturity grew stronger. Synopsis and Lessons Learnt Agile / Kanban / Scrum In the beginning development and … Continue reading Lead an autonomous DevOps team at Scale: a true story

Automation is not always the answer. Try kaikuri.

I recently posted a blog of my experiences of a Toyota plant tour. A poster on the importance of Kaikuri claimed that “Automation is not always the answer” with a reminder to keep Kaikuri fresh and don’t let the practice get forgotten over time. I couldn’t find reference to Kaikuri anywhere in lean manufacturing, and now … Continue reading Automation is not always the answer. Try kaikuri.

Jishuken Hoshin Kaizen and Kanban

Learnings from a Toyota plant tour Earlier this week I had the great privilege of a guided tour of the Toyota car plant at Altona. Quality inspections were everywhere, every step of the process. It was wonderful to observe the lean processes that have optimized every work station for efficiency (and quality) as a result of years of … Continue reading Jishuken Hoshin Kaizen and Kanban