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This is a Pollycraft image teamed with old Kanban papers and a Hunkydory sentiment.  The crocheted lace and flower are from my stash and the charm is part of a broken necklace. 35 more words


#BeyondVSM: Understanding and Mapping Your Process of Knowledge Discovery

This short post will serve as the “table of contents” for a series of six posts I wrote this year about mapping processes in creative industries based on knowledge creation and information discovery and not by handoffs of work between people and teams. 163 more words


Explosions are imminent

I have seen it countless times, when faced with a challenge, people, businesses, revert to old, known behaviour. It takes courage to actually stand still, investigate what is right and be brave enough to implement it. 535 more words

Agile Scrum

Lead Time and Iterative Software Development

I have introduced my forecasting cards and written about lead time distributions in my recent blog post series. Now I’d like to turn to how these concepts apply in iterative software development, particularly the popular process framework Scrum. 537 more words


Mommy Dojo Kanban - The Kaizen of Failure

I failed my brown belt grading. 

In fact, all three of us senior adults failed. It was harsh. It was painful. It was public. And the 7th dan sensei who presided over our grading made sure to give us each personal and direct feedback on our particular failings. 520 more words

Personal Kanban

Startups may have an Agile plan til they get punched in the mouth

My recent post in the Apirise blog:

A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.
– Steve Blank…

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Introducing Lead Time Forecasting Cards

I’m introducing a simple tool: lead time forecasting cards.

Each card displays a pre-calculated distribution shape, using Weibull distribution with shape parameters 0.75, 1 (Exponential distribution), 1.25, 1.5, 2 (Rayleigh distribution), and 3. 110 more words