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Book Review: Kanban from the inside

Kanban from the inside by Mike Burrows Over the weekend I read through Mike Burrows’ new book “Kanban from the Inside” which was hot off the press, newly released this month. Mike works as UK Director of DJAA – David J Anderson & Associates, relevant because David is considered to be the father of Kanban as it’s applied to knowledge work and IT. I’ve followed David’s writing and... 

Scrum vs Kanban

Is this an Alligator or Crocodile? Read this article to find out (Oh… and you might learn about Kanban and Scrum too!) What are the differences between Scrum and Kanban anyway? When you’re studying two similar animals from different species – I don’t know, lets use crocodiles and alligators – it’s easier to spot the similarities than the differences. I’ll give you one now... 

Knowledge14, steal like an artist

In this article, I hope to capture my thoughts and experiences from Knowledge14, the ServiceNow annual conference. See an early preview from the first day here [Live from Knowledge14 – ServiceNow preview Kanban visual tasks boards] Steal like an artist Fred Luddy, CPO and Founder of ServiceNow, quoted Steve Jobs during his keynote: “Good artists copy, great artists steal” ~ Steve Jobs Fred was... 

Review: TOPdesk

This independent review is part of our 2013 Incident and Problem Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch TOPdesk adds Kanban-type resource scheduling to add a new dimension onto Incident and Problem Management. Strengths The Plan Board incorporates a Kanban style approach to scheduling tasks to help drive efficient resourcing Keywords trigger... 

Can ITSM Projects do the Kanban?

In these uncertain economic times the watch words of the moment seem to be: “Do more with (continually) less” The effects of outsourcing both to clients of service providers and within their own organisations too means that support groups need to be as efficient as they can with (quite frankly) what they have left. Could the visual scheduling tool LeanKitKanban, a web-based virtual signboard and... 

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