July 2018

Team Communication

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This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. Developing an increased level of trust with other teams can enable the harder things. —David J. Anderson, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business [Anderson, 2010, p. 1] In StarCraft, as in an organization, a big danger in [...]

Scouting the Market

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This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. One significant element of the game StarCraft is using is a “fog of war.” As opposed to games like chess, where the whole situation is visible and you can act strategically, in StarCraft, you have [...]

June 2018

To the Frontlines

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This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. The central idea of Kanban is flow optimization. While Agile methods like Scrum are focused on creating and maintaining a central multidisciplinary team, Kanban accepts a non-optimal situation: teams are not 100 percent dedicated to [...]

May 2018

Evolutionary Improvements

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This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. An individual game of StarCraft could be compared to a single iteration of a new product, a single evolutionary step after which you can examine the replay and discuss and improve your strategy and tactics. [...]

April 2018

The General

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This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. "It is the sovereign’s function to give broad instructions, but to decide on battle it is the function of the general." — The Art of War, Sun Tsu When implementing Agile methodology, some things are often [...]

Kanban and StarCraft

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This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. "When you choose to use Kanban as a method to drive change in your organization, you are subscribing to the view that it is better to optimize what already exists, because that is easier and [...]

March 2018

An Introduction… to StarCraft

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This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. There is a saying that if you want a successful software developer team, hire StarCraft players. Why? StarCraft not only trains you to react quickly, it also teaches you valuable knowledge about management. For the [...]