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ProductCamp Boston: Building lean products with distributed agile teams

Posted by Igor Moochnick on 04/12/2011

A week ago (Sat 4/2/2011) gave a presentation about tips, tricks and best practices that can greatly help you to build products with the distributed teams.

Product Camp Boston 4/2/11

Thanks for the organizers of the ProductCamp (http://productcampboston.org/) and all the attendees for making a great event.

Posted in Agile, ALM, Community, Composite Applications, Continous Integration, Design, Kanban, Organization, Presentations, Thoughts, Tutorials | Leave a Comment »

My experience with Kanban

Posted by Igor Moochnick on 02/02/2010

Kanban Board

Snapshot of my latest Kanban-driven project.

I’ve been running Kanban projects for over a year and I should tell you that I find this methodology working wonders.

Kanban is not for everyone, but I find it very useful in the environments with the geographically distributed sparse teams and, especially, in the agile-non-friendly team members and management.

You may notice that titles are duplicated. This was done to accommodate discrepancies in the acceptable and familiar dictionaries of my teammates and management.

One of the best features of Kanban is to detect and expose bottlenecks. This is exactly what happened in this project – notice the pile up of tasks in the “Ready for QA” slot due to lack of resources.

Posted in Agile, Kanban | Leave a Comment »

 
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