Recently an IT manager asked me why some teams' tasks should be considered as “valueless” even though team members worked hard to perform those tasks. This question is key for managers and teams to better succeed in their mission, as well as for their client and for themselves. Therefore, clarifying the notion of success is of … Continue reading What does“reducing waste” in IT mean?
In this article by Pierre Jannez, published on InfoQ you'll get a good understanding of why Scrum and the TPS are a great combo for IT teams: Scrum, the Toyota Way and Toyota Production System (TPS) have common foundations regarding values and intentsAgile and TPS can be used together to deliver better resultsVisualization and pulling … Continue reading Scrum and The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams
Should you need to improve the results of one of your IT activities by 25% in a few months, you should consider the Lean IT approach. Whether it is, for example, to reduce the cost of user support/run, accelerate the time-to-market of your products or improve the satisfaction of your users, Lean IT provides a … Continue reading Lean management in the Tech industry: what to expect?
During the retrospective of an agile team using a Kanban board in the Lean sense (read the article Kanban, may force be with you!), its members looked at the pieces made (delivered) in relation to those to be produced (the Kanban cards present in the backlog) in the sprint. First, look in the red bins … Continue reading Improve the Kanban of adjust the DoD?
Agile and DevOps have reintroduced the notion of flows and iterations into IT development processes. On this subject, one often hears about pull or push flows as well as Kanban. What exactly is this? To begin with, I will quote the IT Production Director of a major French bank, who used this formula for the … Continue reading Push flow or pull flow: what is the difference and what exactly is it for?
Many teams practicing agility use the Definition of Done (often referred to as DoD) to determine, based on objective and shared criteria, if the User Story (US) is well completed. These criteria also serve as a "contract" between the team and the customer. This DoD is regularly translated into a list of points to check … Continue reading IT Kanban, a serial killer of the Definition of Done?
Each year the DevOps Research & Assessment, led by Jez Humble and Nicole Forsgren recently acquired by Google Cloud, produces a report on the state of the art of DevOps entitled "State of DevOps". This state of the art report is based on more than 31,000 interviews with professionals (all industries, sizes, countries, mainly USA … Continue reading State of DevOps: a look back at the year 2019
In 2007, when Operae sponsored the 1st "Agile France" conference, developers of that distant era were wondering whether agile was, at bottom, nothing more than lean management applied to the software world. Let's not create suspense: the answer is definitely no and many companies can testify to this. This article aims to explain how the two … Continue reading Agile and Lean -a true duo