One of the central elements of Kanban is the ability that you acquire in redesigning continuously your process as you understand how things work in your scenario. In fact, understanding what we do was the first benefit that we got after starting to work with this approach about a year ago. Insofar as we have got this comprehension, we realize that there was something special about how we have been signalizing the elements of our process. As these signals become more meaningful, more stable and predictable becomes our process.Figure 1 shows what we call "The System View". That is the main view of the process and it is the most frequently used view by all team me... [More]

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Posted on: 2/22/2009 at 11:11 AM
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Have you ever thought about using twitter to improve communication with your team?I have been tweeting since early this month and definetely couldn't stop anymore.You can follow me here: http://twitter.com/alissonvaleWhen I realized the great concept behind the tool (quick, open and uncomprimising communication), I decided to put our team to try it.The results after some weeks was awesome. Now we use the tool intesively all day long.The ability to broadcast information througth the team is powerful. You can use to simple messages like "The server x was updated.",  to give advices for co-workers like "be carefull with Visual Studio when you do this"... [More]

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Posted on: 2/21/2009 at 7:58 AM
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What strategies, principles, and methods can be leveraged to optimally match supply and demand over time? [More]

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Posted on: 2/8/2009 at 1:43 PM
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This week an interview where I answer some question about Kanban and Lean was published on InfoQ Portal.Check it out here:  http://www.infoq.com/br/news/2009/01/brasil-representacao-conferenciaCongratulations to Manoel Pimentel (Chief Editor of Brazilian InfoQ website) who has this iniciative to spread this work that we are trying to bring to Brazil.There are a lot of space today to apply Lean ideas in software development, including in niches where is still difficult to stick the new Agile paradigm. Reading the interview maybe you can realize how to apply this model to common scenarios in our area. Good reading and any feedback will be welcome. 

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Posted on: 1/24/2009 at 11:38 AM
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Lean has a lot to teach for Agile practicioners. And Agile has a lot to contribute for who wants to apply Lean.Look at this enlightening post which makes this relation more clear:http://dnicolet1.tripod.com/agile/index.blog?entry_id=1874091 

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Posted on: 1/16/2009 at 11:06 PM
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The first Kanban Conference for software development is already being announced for May 2009 in Miami: http://leankanbanconference.comDavid Anderson is working hard to make it possible, putting together an amazing team of people that have been working with this new approach and getting excellent results.The conference is gonna have an exclusive track for Lean presentations with very important presenters like Alan Shalloway, Dean Leffingwell and Donal Reinertsen. In addition, I have the great honor to be invited to present in the conference, showing our adoption case in Phidelis, our tools and practices that we are using to create a sustainable approach for software development.Follows t... [More]

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Hoje vive-se o dilema de encontrar o limite adequado entre o craft e o lean. Quanto do processo de software deve ser "criação" e quanto deve ser "produção". O quanto ele deve ter de "artesanal" ou de "industrial". Hoje há dois extremos em agile. E é difícil saber onde se posicionar entre eles. Talvez seja isso que torne o paradigma tão forte conceitualmente. Software precisa de qualidade e excelência (craft), mas também precisa de gestão, números e tendências (lean)... quanto é necessário de cada um para compor um bom projeto de software? Como nivel&a... [More]

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Conheça a história do sistema kanban adotado na Phidelis. [More]

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Pressupostos são hipóteses que precisamos admitir antecipamente para que possamos aceitar ou compreender as teorias que delas decorrem. Eles são o ponto de partida para justificar as abordagens adotadas. Para optar entre uma ou outra linha de pensamento é necessário antes de mais nada estabelecer concordância com eles. Quando comparamos o modelo Ágil com o Waterfall eu acredito em quatro pressupostos básicos sobre a qual precisamos nos posicionar antes de partir para uma ou outra abordagem. São eles:   Waterfall Agile Sobre a natureza das atividades de desenvolvimento de softw... [More]

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Recentemente chegou às bancas a edição de número 09 da revista MundoDotNet. Essa edição conta com um artigo onde descrevo uma técnica interessante para administração de cenários de testes implementada com sucesso pelo meu colega Paulo Cesar Fernandes aqui na empresa.  A técnica consiste em interceptar a execução de métodos de forma a armazenar objetos construídos durante a execução da aplicação em um banco de dados orientado a objetos. Assim, esses objetos podem ser carregados na memória no momento em que são necessários para o ... [More]

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