HENRIK KNIBERG

How you know you are a Lean organisation

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

You can embrace lean in different ways. You can make use of Lean tools, you can attend lean courses and you can embrace Lean values  (Toyota production system "TPS"  to be correct). But how do you know you are a Lean organisation? You define value from the eyes of the end customer You have a [...]


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Learning, understanding, and horizontal development

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

As developers feel the daily pressure to deliver, they tend to skip a crucial step in the process: learning and understanding the system. There’s a huge difference between just adding more lines of code to the codebase and making changes that maintain the conceptual integrity of the system.


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Future-spectives

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

The concept of retrospectives is well established in the agile community as the way to incrementally improve your processes and the way the team members collaborate during their work. The idea is that by regularly looking back at the past period you may find improvement that will increase the productivity and delivered value. This concept [...]


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Journeyman seeking apprentice for coaching

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

I’m a big fan of the software craftsmanship movement; software development is a craft and you need to practice continuously in order to deliver quality software and customer value. I see myself as a journeyman who steadily is gaining new knowledge and experience in how to implement software. I read a lot to get new [...]


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A Sabbatical

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

It has finally started. My sabbatical. In April I decided that I needed some time to step back and try some things my own way. I told my current client that in Q3, I would not be available. A lot of Q3 has passed but, as of this Monday, summer in Sweden is over and [...]


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Yet more information is not always what you need

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

I’ve been thinking lately about the effects of transparency and information on decision making. After observing situations like: Teams flooded with report requests Costly measurements requests, but without explanation of why they are requested Holding back decisions in wait for complete information (even though just enough information seems to be present) I’ve have wondered if [...]


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Shared Values Build Teams

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

What makes a group of good people a great team? I believe that shared values and experiences are fundamental. While there are many team-building activities available, such as paint ball and boule, I’d like to think that software development teams need more than that.


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Improve your soft skills through physical challenges

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

It is important to have members with excellent technical skills in most agile projects to succeed deliver desired customer value. But even more important is that the members have great collaborative and communication skills. Without the ability to collaborate efficiently the team will have a tough time to succeed with the project. The soft part [...]


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TDD, JsTestDriver and YUI

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

As I mentioned in my previous entry, the goal of my sabbatical is to build a JavaScript Application. Notice the emphasis is on Application. That is, I don’t intend to build a JavaEE web application with plenty of JavaScript. The goal is to build an Application in the browser. It will probably (eventually), communicate with [...]


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Our New Blog – A Groovy Journey

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

After several years of running our blog on Pebble we’ve made the move to WordPress, and it’s pretty exciting! But how did we get here? It turns out that migrating a blog from an unsupported platform is not very difficult, all you need is a bit of programming know-how and in a couple of hours [...]


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