Archives for July 2012
You hear a lot about various agile approaches. Things like Lean, Scrum, Kanban, and Devops seem to be important but it’s hard to sort them out. How do they relate to each other and where to start? Let me try to structure these ideas for you.
Everyone was bashing your development department. You were too slow, you were the bottleneck – if only development would be faster, we could earn so much more money … you know what I’m talking about. It was time to change something so you introduced Scrum. A couple of months (and quite a few crises) later your team churns along with impressive speed and better quality. The bottleneck is gone. Surprisingly though, the business results haven’t moved an inch. What’s wrong here? Weren’t we supposed to be swimming in money if development was faster?