Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cultural aspects of bringing Lean, Kanban, TPS, Scrum and other Japanese based management systems to the west

As most of us are aware, techniques such as Kanban, Lean, TPS, and Scrum are based on Japanese project management techniques. In this post, I am going to talk about the cultural aspects of business in Japan, and how that … Continue reading

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Refactoring the Scrum Lexicon

There has been much discussion lately regarding reforming some of the words in the Scrum Lexicon. I welcome such long overdue discussion, for several reasons. 1) It obviously demonstrates that even the founders feel that modification is necessary, and thus … Continue reading

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The Japanese Roots of “Scrum”, Part I

I’m sure many of us in the software development world are aware of “Scrum.” Scrum was derived from a Seminal Paper by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka It is certainly worth a read (linked above). From now on in this … Continue reading

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