Why is KANBAN not working for me?

Screenshot of Taiga showing the kanban modeWhen teams all over the world try to adopt agile methodologies, sooner or later they will be faced with a key question - Is KANBAN the right technique for us? Sometimes, they have known and experienced other agile techniques like SCRUM but most often they are new to agile to begin with. In this article I will try to explain what are some of the pros and cons of KANBAN and what common mistakes are unknowingly made so you can self-diagnose your particular use case, whether you're new to KANBAN or new to agile altogether.

A Series of Fun Retrospectives

Taiga's TeamRetrospectives are a well-known tool used by teams that work in product development. In Kaleidos we usually do it as the culmination of a sprint, just after the Sprint Demo. In this post we show examples and methods that we try, it does not mean that they are set in stone :)

Four Agile Antipatterns and a Big Fat Lie

Taiga's TeamIn any transition to agile methodologies there is a risk of maintaining old practices that survive in disguise as “agile adaptations”. In the medium term they become structural blocks, agile antipatterns that gradually reinforce this involution. I summarize four of these identified thanks to the involuntary help of Taiga users.