Monthly Archives: August 2009

How To Get Started With Selenium Core And ASP.NET MVC

About a year and a half ago, my team and I tried to get some WaitiN UI tests up and running. We got some basic tests working on our local machines after a while, but we were never able to … Continue reading 

Posted in .NET, Model-View-Controller, Productivity, Quality, Selenium, Test Automation | 11 Comments

A Conversation On Adopting Kanban

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of doing a conference call with Tim Barcz, Chris Missal and the rest of their development team at J&P Cycles on their adoption of Kanban and move away from Scrum. The conversation revolved … Continue reading 

Posted in Community, Kanban, Lean Systems, Theory Of Constraints | 4 Comments

Zen And The Art Of Software Development

There are times when we need to slow down to learn how to go faster. There are times when we need to slowly learn something so we can maintain our current pace. There are times when we have to put … Continue reading 

Posted in Philosophy of Software, Principles and Patterns | 3 Comments

Kanban In Time-Boxes: The Cadence of WIP and Sprints

A comment that was left on a previous post, and a response that I made to the comment, got me thinking about Kanban and time boxes such as Sprints or Iterations some more. As I stated in my response, I … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile, Kanban, Lean Systems, Management, Metrics, Productivity, Workflow | 5 Comments

A Response to 5 Right Reasons to Apply Kanban

Michael Dubakov has a couple of great posts over at TargetProcess on 5 Wrong Reasons To Apply Kanban and 5 Reasons To Apply Kanban. I started to post this as a comment in response to his 5 Reasons To Apply … Continue reading 

Posted in Kanban, Management, Metrics, Productivity, Quality, Theory Of Constraints, Workflow | 3 Comments

How To Get Started With Kanban In Software Development

There’s a lot of great talk around the inter-weber-net-o-sphere on why Kanban works in software development, how to do specific details of Kanban, how to effectively talk about it, and other such subjects. If you’re interested in a great set … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile, Kanban, Lean Systems, Management, Productivity, Quality, Retrospectives, Throughput, Workflow | 17 Comments

Daycare As A Kanban System

I was discussing my two year old son’s daycare with my wife, yesterday, when it dawned on me that the daycare itself can be viewed as a Kanban system. A Kanban system is a system level process control system that … Continue reading 

Posted in Kanban, Management, Throughput, Workflow | 8 Comments