If you hang around agilists long enough, someone will mention lean manufacturing, Toyota Production System or Kanban. Since these concepts predate Agile, you might wonder how they relate, and perhaps why lean manufacturing wasn’t directly applied to software (until perhaps recently with Lean/Kanban). You might wonder whether Agile is just a subset of Lean Manufacturing.
Monthly Archives: March 2016
Call for Papers: Agile / Lean at HICSS
(submissions due June 15, 2016)
Are you exploring agile/lean management practices? Submit an agile/lean research paper or experience report to the Agile/Lean mini-track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). The Agile/Lean mini-track at HICSS has been operating continuously since 2007. Influential papers on Scrum patterns, agile metrics, lean forecasting, qualitative grounded inquiry, distributed development and large-company experience reports have appeared in past years.
The HICSS conference, sponsored by IEEE, brings together a broad cross-section of researchers in system sciences—including software development, social media, energy transmission, marketing systems, knowledge management and information systems. Agile and lean management practices apply to all of these fields. HICSS 50 will be held January 4-7, 2017 at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii.
In conjunction with, and in celebration of, the 50th HICSS conference, selected submissions from this mini-track may be selected for fast-track consideration in the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA) and the AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction.
If you are researching or innovating in applying agile and lean principles, we welcome your submission. The full call for papers is here: Agile/Lean HICSS-50 Call for Papers.
Help us extend the agile and lean frontier, by presenting your work at HICSS.
Fix Systemic Problems
Context: When unimpeded by outside forces, we rapidly adapt to circumstances and succeed, but this perfect independence rarely exists.
Problem: External factors limit our flow …
We don’t have the knowledge, specialty resources, elasticity or authorization to do everything ourselves, but relying on others puts us at risk.