Banish “Priority” and “Prioritization”

Eliminating proxy variables empowers team members to make dynamic, good-quality risk decisions.   You might have noticed that we have purged the use of the words “priority” and “prioritization.”   “Priority” is something that Don Reinertsen would refer to as a “proxy...

What is value acquisition lifecycle curve?

The Value-acquisition lifecycle (VAL) function (curve) shows the rate of value acquired over time. The area under the curve is the total value acquired. The length on the x-axis is the lifecycle – the period of the time while the product or service or feature is...

Five reasons to collect your data

A well-known truth is that facts speak louder than words. Collecting the data of your Kanban system opens you a totally new world full of wisdom, bright insights, and enormous opportunities. Are you using a Kanban system, but you don`t feel like bothering your team...

Seven Lessons About Dependency Management

What are the lessons we can learn from my recent article, The Tyranny of the Timebox Revisited, and the release of our infographics for Triage Tables and Dependency Management? Why is it that organizations using Agile methods such as Scrum and SAFe struggle with and...

Tyranny of the Timebox Revisited

One of the more important, anti-Agile articles I´ve written is titled, The Tyranny of the Ever-decreasing Timebox (published in 2014, based on a speech I gave in 2009). Over the past 15 years, I have observed that managing dependencies has been a constant source of...