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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.

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 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!

Scrum Ace: Lessons from Flying, and the Power of Kanban + Scrum

Aviation Ace and His Family

“The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.” ~ Walter Raleigh
“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter.” ― Miyamoto Musashi

How People Use Kanban

Poll results. How People Use Kanban

At the beginning of this year we conducted a poll entitled: "How Do You Use Kanban". The purpose was to find out how people use Kanban in real life at work and beyond.

These were the options we provided:

How to get started with Open Kanban in 5 Minutes

Open Kanban in 5 Minutes Image

Frequently people who are interested in Kanban feel a bit overwhelmed by the information available. For them we have created this Quick Guide than can be read in five minutes and put to work almost immediately.

Just follow these steps to start your Open Kanban journey:

Your MAP for Agile Planning using the Kanban Ace Method

A classic map

The Problem with Planning & Estimation

In the 1950’s Cyril N. Parkinson noticed a curious trend in projects assigned to the British bureaucracy: working hours would always expand to fill the time available for it’s completion. Today his conclusion is known as Parkinson’s Law. A funny, but quite truthful observation that seems to extend to all walks of life, the more time we assign to planning, or to do anything, the more time we need!

Merry Christmas 2013!

Special offer for Kanban Ace December classes - Merry Christmas 2013

December is coming with the one-time a year holiday - Christmas! God Bless you all and let Him put a new dream in your heart for 2014!


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