5 Reasons Why Electronic Boards Are Better Than Physical Boards

Posted on July 5th, 2011 in Agile, Kanban, Tool, Tools For Agile by siddharta || 4 Comments

Yesterday I gave 5 reasons why physical boards are better than electronic boards.

But could an electronic board be better than a physical board? Sure.

Here are five reasons why:

  1. Collaborate with distributed teams: Lets face it. A large number of teams are globally distributed. Either the teams are split between locations, or there are multiple teams in different locations, or the management, stakeholders or customer is not co-located, or some team members sometimes work from home. Every which way, there are some people who need to know whats happening who aren’t going to be in the proximity of the physical board. Electronic boards are accessible from anywhere, giving remote teams and stakeholders the visibility needed to collaborate effectively.
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5 Reasons Why Physical Boards Are Better Than Electronic Boards

Posted on July 4th, 2011 in Agile, Kanban, Tool, Tools For Agile by siddharta || 12 Comments

"Kanban" via chrishuffmanPeople often ask whether it is better to use a physical board or an electronic board. The answer of course is that it depends. What is the context of the team and the project? How many team members? Are you distributed? and so on.

In this post, I’ll talk about five reasons why physical boards are better than electronic boards. Tomorrow, I’ll do the opposite, with five reasons why electronic boards are better than physical boards. Finally I’ll do a post on how to choose between the two.

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Cleaning up code smells: Venkat Subramaniam @ Chennai

Posted on April 24th, 2011 in Agile by siddharta || 7 Comments

Today, Venkat Subramaniam gave a hilariously funny talk on cleaning up code smells. Here are some of my notes from the talk.
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Managing blockers just got easier

Posted on April 15th, 2011 in Agile, Kanban, News & Updates, Silver Catalyst by siddharta || No Comment

If you are working in multiple projects, then you know how complicated it is to track and clear blocking issues from multiple projects. It’s all to easy to get caught up in the details that you forget about some of the blockers. Two weeks later you remember that the blocker you were supposed to resolve is still there, clogging up the flow.

We have a solution for you.
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Project Management vs Project Intelligence

Posted on March 26th, 2011 in Agile, Kanban, Lean, presentation, Silver Catalyst, Silver Stories, Tool, Tools For Agile by siddharta || No Comment

A lot of emphasis in software development process is placed on project management – making a commitment, planning, and tracking everything so you ensure you don’t drift away from the plan. Funnily enough, many agile projects have also ended up with this ‘form’ of project management.

And don’t get me wrong, it is important not to screw up!

But, in the worry not to screw up, are we losing sight of the opportunity to get better? Do we understand what we are building? Do we know where our bottlenecks are? Are we best aligned to business needs?

So here we go – the showdown between Project Management and Project Intelligence:

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