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Kanban History: Origin & Expansion Across Industries

Kanban history has informed everything from manufacturing to software development. For those unsure what kanban is, we’ll first explain the kanban system and then go into kanban history from its development to its uses in manufacturing, project management and software development. What Is Kanban?

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What Makes Scrum Teams Effective? A scientific investigation of 1.200 Scrum teams

This post is a non-technical version of an academic paper about Scrum teams that I wrote with Daniel Russo. Daniel is a Professor at the University of Aalborg and is specialized in empirical software engineering. I am an organizational psychologist and Scrum practitioner with a love for survey development and statistics.


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Current State and Future Prospects of Scrum and Agile Development in Japan

Since I became a Professional Scrum Trainer in November, I have been asked a lot about the current state, and the future perspectives, for Scrum and agile development in Japan, where I’ve worked for the last six years. So much so that many consider the paper to be part of the roots of Scrum. Why is that?

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Doing the Right Thing Right - Validation and Verification

In the world of software engineering, two terms that often cause some confusion are verification and validation. While they may sound similar, they serve distinct purposes in the development of software products. Think of verification as the technical quality check phase in software development.

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People Drive Solutions, Tools Just Pave the Way!

The essence of DevOps lies in its conceptual foundation, born out of software engineering. It's about understanding the impact of accelerated processes on our engineering systems and the way we design and approach our products. Request a free consultation with my team or enrol in one of our upcoming professional Scrum classes.

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Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management

PM Basics

Software Development Life Cycle is on every job description for a Project Manager. Everyone wants you to know how to develop software applications. When I googled “software development life cycle definition” I found different variants. Phases in Software Development. Concept Development.

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5 Agile Methodologies for Project Managers that are not Scrum Framework

Project Pulse Journal

Ready to transform your approach to project management and software development? Exploring Agile methodologies provides teams with flexible, efficient, and collaborative approaches to software development and project management. It encourages continuous delivery and improvement without the fixed iterations of Scrum.