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Trent Hone

Agile, Kanban, Professional Development

Kanban in Action: The Workshop

As the two Kanban Trainers at Excella, Mark Grove and I think a lot about...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Software Development

Your Code Base is a Living Space: Sarah Mei’s Delightful Concept

I was at IBM’s INDEX Developer Conference earlier this year and it was a nice...

Agile, Kanban, Scrum

Scrum vs. Kanban: Management’s Explicit Invite

Kanban and Scrum ask different things of management; what do they explicitly say about management’s...

Agile, Kanban, Scrum

Scrum vs. Kanban: “Renting vs. Owning” the Process 

I have always found the analogy of owning vs. renting a useful tool for exploring...

Agile, Lean

Lean Agile Scotland – Designing the Future

Once again, Lean Agile Scotland was an excellent conference full of thought-provoking ideas and stimulating...

Agile

Agile 2017 Key Takeaways

Last week, five of Excella’s Agilists traveled to Orlando, FL for Agile 2017 for a...

Agile, Kanban

Leadership, Kanban and Agile 2017

I’m really looking forward to Agile2017 and am thrilled to be speaking there. I’ll be...

Agile, Dear Agile, Kanban, Scrum

Dear Agile: Scrum vs. Kanban

This post is the latest in Excella’s Dear Agile series of blog posts. Have a...

Agile, Kanban, Training

My Journey to Becoming an Accredited Kanban Trainer

The Kanban Method is an empowering approach that helps individuals and teams harness their full...

Agile, Best Practices, Culture

A Beneficial View of Hierarchy

In many parts of the Agile community, hierarchy is viewed as a necessary evil. Hierarchical...

Agile Coaching, Culture

Options vs. Constraints

One of the things I enjoy most about conferences is the opportunity to meet new...

Kanban

What are Heuristics and How Can They Accelerate Decision-Making?

In the earlier posts in this series, I introduced Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), and contrasted...