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Putting the ‘Lean’ into Agile – What Can We Learn from Kanban?

There seems to be a growing amount of discussion around the Kanban approach to software development.  For those of you who, like me, had never heard of Kanban, it has its roots in Japanese lean manufacturing concepts.  I read a great article titled “Kanban Development Oversimplified” by Jeff Patton.  If you are interested in the Kanban way to organize your development then give this a quick read – it is well written and starts off with a good look at the origins of the Agile methodology.  (more…)


Changing the Economics of Application Development – Agile Trends & Challenges

Mike Jones and Carlos Alves of OutSystems got the audience’s brains thinking with a discussion on “Changing The economics of Application Development” with a set of questions:

Can a company really innovate in today’s economic environment?

– they think “yes”, and gave examples of how new ideas are coming up from the business, they are small but they are making a significant difference to business success – however, they may need custom built software (not packages) due to the need for speed and flexibility.