Author Archives: azheglov

Carlos Goes Agile

We played the GetKanban game today. Here’s our position at the end of Day 11. People who know the game dread this moment. They know: Carlos, the game’s most infamous character, is about to show up. Reading the event card, … Continue reading

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Carlos, You’re Fired!

Those who have played the GetKanban board game (one of Kanban training tools and a regular occurrence at Kanban community meetups) are likely to remember two dramatic moments. On Day… — actually, let’s keep it a surprise for those who … Continue reading

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Kanban Training in Canada

As a Kanban coach and trainer, I often get asked about Kanban training: availability, which class to take, why, what about certifications, and so on. With this post, I hope to outline the key answers to such questions, focusing on … Continue reading

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Decisions Before Data

I’ve been giving some consultations and on metrics lately. People ask for advice and show desire to have data in their decisions. Data, as opposed to opinions or, worse, looking at the crystal ball or superstition. We talk concepts, we … Continue reading

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Replenishment Canvas

I included a new simple tool in the previous blog post, Observing Replenishment. Now is the time to introduce it properly. LINK TO DOWNLOAD REPLENISHMENT CANVAS Replenishment is about making better decisions about what your business should be working on … Continue reading

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Observing Replenishment

Replenishment (or commitment) meeting is an activity concerning the decisions made at the so-called first commitment point of a Kanban system. It is one of the seven Kanban cadences, which are all part of the Kanban method. Cadenced events happen, … Continue reading

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Kanban Games

As someone with good knowledge of the Kanban method, people ask me from time to time about good games as learning tools to aid people in learning the method. Also, as an accredited trainer and coach, I must be using … Continue reading

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Billable Hours or Days?

Hi Alexei, [Some reasonable proposal] What’s your daily (or hourly) rate? Regards, All right, continuing the topic of consulting. That is, the art, science and business of influencing other with some sort of advice at their request. At some point, … Continue reading

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Is Agile Costing Too Much?

Hi Alexei, I hope you’re doing well. I was thinking of you because we have a client in [location] and they have a 6-month opening for an Agile coach. Would you be available to start February 15? Regards, [Name withheld] … Continue reading

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Return to Blogging

The New Year 2016 is upon us. Now may be the time to tally up 2015 results and make some new year resolutions. The results don’t look very good! I neglected blogging for much of the year and published only … Continue reading

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