When in despair, people try so hard to find a solution to their problem. So hard that their common sense gets blocked, not able to comprehend even the simplest solutions.

And when they are guided to it, they think that it is untrue or not applicable. They feel unchallenged and foolish. They can’t justify all the effort they’ve been putting through to find a solution. So they deny the simple solution in order to find a complex one.

If the problem is not getting enough sleep, no one considers that the solution is to go to bed early. It is so simple and plain, it is an insult to the seeker. So it gets denied.

#Kanban #limitWIP #slackTime


Why Kanban is, Wrongfully, Perceived as a Waterfall Variant

I had an interesting conversation with a colleague about handover points that teams have in their processes and how to decrease them. He was explaining how to approach this problem in the Agile (Scrum) context; by allowing teams self organize around the work that needs to be done and having T-shaped team members, thus, avoiding silo culture. This was not the interesting part of the conversation.

What made this conversation interesting was, he actually wanted to know why Kanban did not care about silo culture; on the contrary, encouraged it. I was a bit shocked but none the less went along with it. I knew his question was sincere and I knew he was in a discussion on this topic with other Agile enthusiasts/evangelists in the work place.

So I asked “Why would you think that Kanban encourages silo culture?” …

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