Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework. Our InfoQ Article.

Kanban-Ace Framework Akashi Bridge

We are quite grateful to the good folks at InfoQ for giving us the opportunity to share a major part of the upcoming Kanban-Ace Framework on their website. The article introduces several key ideas:

Better Agile Stories by Embracing the Kanban Ace Way of Simplicity

Let’s Go Back to Basics

In the late 1990s Kent Beck and the people behind Extreme Programming realized that large software projects did not need extensive, detailed documentation to communicate the needs of the users to the development team. Instead of investing considerable time and effort on documentation they came up with this idea:

Celebrating 3 Years of Kanban Ace Training Online!

This week at AgileLion Institute we celebrate our third anniversary! Since 2013 we have offered high quality online Kanban training, and certification available anytime, anywhere.

What’s the Problem with Scrum, and How can we Fix it?

As Agile professionals in Software Development, Project Management, IT Operations, Marketing or Finance we are asked many times to work under the umbrella of the popular Scrum Framework.

While Scrum has some good ideas that can help a company come closer to faster releases, and some level of agility it achieves this goals by imposing a recipe for Agile, a series of rules and practices that many times can become quite demanding, frustrating, and limiting to people who know there is a better way.

What Frustrates you about Scrum?

Scrum the bad parts - image of the survey questions

As Agile Kanban practitioners we have to deal many times with Scrum, and it's limitations. Scrum has a lot of good going for it, but on occasion it can be quite frustrating.

Please share with us your feedback by clicking and responding the Survey below:

AgileLion Celebrates Two Years of Agile & Lean Innovation! Celebrate With Us With Discounts Up to 53%!

2nd anniversary graphic

Two years ago Annita and I launched AgileLion Institute. Our dream was to create an innovative, people friendly method to manage and deliver work.

Since then many things have happened, and as we celebrate we wanted to remember what has been achieved so far:

Our Introduction to Open Kanban on InfoQ

Open Kanban article on InfoQ

We are very grateful to the people at InfoQ especially Floyd Marinescu a good friend and fellow Canadian; and also to Shane Hastie a great Agile fellow and editor for helping us to deliver a quality article for InfoQ's IT and Software Development audience.

Open Kanban en Español


We would like to publicly thank Federico Varchavsky for his important translation of our Open Kanban into Spanish! Muchas gracias a Federico!

Open Kanban’s Productivity Secrets: Visualizing Work

Open Kanban Horizontal Board - Visualizing Work

Who wouldn’t like to have 3 or 4 more hours in the day? Who wouldn’t like to have their full to-do list done in a day! Like so many others, I also dreamed of a time when I would feel the great satisfaction of crossing all my to-dos off my list. This however didn’t happen often, and the few times it did, it was a bittersweet victory, in order to have victory at work, usually my personal life would suffer. Wouldn’t an extra hours in the day work to accomplish the miracle?

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!


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