Tag Archives: system

Portfolio Kanban and Prioritising with Cost of Delay

Portfolio Kanban is exactly what it sounds like – applying the Kanban Method to manage work at portfolio level. Essentially, creating a system to manage options: epics, projects or any work at a level where it hasn’t been decomposed by a delivery team for implementation. There isn’t a huge amount of reference material out there specifically… Read More »

My Solicitor – The Un-trusted Knowledge Worker

Trust is a much overlooked commodity in knowledge working environments. Moving away from traditional working methods to something more Agile isn’t enough on its own to fix this problem; it takes effort from managers and teams to build a trusting relationship. I recently went through the process of re-mortgaging, something that thousands of people do… Read More »

Pull or Push #7: The football stadium

Last Monday, we described a pull system in a factory and how it differed from a push system often used by software teams. We are following that post with a 10-day series looking at push and pull systems in everyday life, asking what you think and offering our thoughts. Scenario number 7 is the football stadium Our thoughts This… Read More »

Push or Pull?

My last post described a drum-buffer-rope system. Some feedback I got was that it would have been helpful to have been given an example of such a system. I think we can do better than that! A simple example The most common example is one of a factory production line. Lets say our factory production line has… Read More »