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:

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.

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:

Agile and Lean Influences - Where did Kanban, Scrum, Scrumban and Lean Startup come from?

Agile and Lean Influences - Where did Kanban, Scrum, Scrumban and Lean Startup come from?

Agile 2.0: Embracing Lean and the Rise of Ultra Light Methods

Agile 2.0: The Ultra-Light Revolution. Lean and Kanban methods

The Essence of Agile

Over 12 years ago the single most important event in recent software development history took place: the birth of the Agile Movement, and the publishing of the Agile Manifesto.


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