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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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Rhetorical Anti-Patterns in Scrum and XP


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The flawed rhetoric about “Scrum” and “Organizational Dysfunction”


One of the most bizarre, yet highly touted, “features” of Scrum is that it “exposes Organizational Dysfunction”. Not mere team based, project based, or even departmental dysfunction, but Organizational Dysfunction … enterprise wide. Now this is crazy on so many … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Emergent Design/Subsequent Refactorings


In my previous post, I demonstrated that even with a lowered cost of change curve, change is still expensive. But, you might say, OK, we agree with that, so we’ll try to do more up front analysis and try to … Continue reading

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A Flattened Cost of Change Curve: An economic analysis


Much has been written about how a lowered cost of change curve is a benefit. And it certainly is a benefit. However, change is still costly, in terms of both time and money, even with this lowered cost of change. … Continue reading

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