Open Kanban en Français!

French airplanes

We want to publicly thank Christophe Keromen and Olivier Destrade for their important translation of Open Kanban into French! Merci Beaucoup Chistophe et Olivier!

Open Kanban (Відкритий Kanban) - Український Переклад

Open Kanban for Ukrainian People

Наш рух на шляху до Вільного Open Kanban

Open Kanban - Tradotto in Italiano!

Open Kanban in Italian

We want to publicly thank Simone Onofri for his important translation of Open Kanban to ItalianGracie Mille Simone!

Open Kanban (Открытый Канбан) - Переведено на Русский Язык

Open Kanban for Open Source World

I want to publicly thank my Co-Founder Annita Yegorova for her great effort in translating Open Kanban to Russian. It is marvelous to be able to reach the Slavic speaking world, thanks so much Annita! 

Why Drupal is an Agile CMS?

Recently I was reading the article "Why Choose Drupal" written by Steve Cowie, Operations Director of Code Enigma and noticed one of the reasons he chose Drupal as a software platform was the "gradual, Japanese Kaizen style" of the platform.

Our Books Recommendations List on Agile, Kanban, Lean and Business Productivity Themes


That list gathers the best books to get knowledge on the most important Agile, Kanban, Lean and Business Productivity related themes.

Books on Agile theme:

  • All About Agile: Agile Management Made Easy! by Kelly Waters
  • Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn
  • Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews by Norman L. Kerth
  • Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber

The Waterfall Trap

The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time.

By Tom Cargill. Bell Labs.

It sounds a bit funny, yet so many times it’s true. The question is why?

The reason is what I call: “The Waterfall Trap.” Any project, at the moment it starts, uses logic, knowledge, experience and good practices to guess the future. That’s right the plan is at best a very good educated guess.

Is Kaizen Enough?

Kaizen. Japanese for “improvement” is the word behind Toyota’s Total Quality obsession, although nowadays it has suffered in it’s quest to be the number one automaker.

Kaizen origin however goes back to the legacy of a very smart American, Edwards Deming, the father of Total Quality, and the Deming’s Cycle. His ideas went beyond Japan to affect our expectations of products and services. Arguably he led Japan to dominate the auto industry, and get great influence on electronics and robotics. However in the software and mobile sectors Japan has always lagged behind. Why?

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