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John Coleman

Kanban for Complexity™ is itself on an empirical Direction of Travel, and it is designed to support the Cynefin™ Sense Making Framework’s complicated (domain of experts) & complex (domain of emergence) domains, regardless of the type of knowledge work, regardless of whether (customer and/or knowledge) value can be delivered in 4 weeks or less.

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Context is 1000s of people, with a huge appetite for varying levels of agility, and low appetite for risk, with so much enthusiasm that any collaborative workshop is called a "Scrum"

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How similar are Nexus and LeSS really?

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Just how much do the original Lean and Agile grate against each other. What does John Coleman recommend you do if they co-exist in your organziation?

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Did you ever get confused by folks using Toyota Kanban calling it Lean Kanban? We try to de-mystify the lingo.

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Mirror mirror on the wall...

By John Coleman • September 28, 2018

opinion piece by John Coleman on the use of scaling patterns or none - views are his own

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We're told to "Start with Why". Star rate 28 potential reasons for pursuing agility.

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What is "the system" anyway? Do we ever understand it really?

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John Coleman with support from Nader Talai uses Toyota Kata to amplify flow based retrospectives / service delivery reviews.

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John Coleman tells us the results of his worldwide experiments with an advanced version of Featureban, that deals with the ageing of work and the optimization of work in progress to improve the delivery rate and lead time. Supported by Andy Carmichael and Nader Talai.

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Kanbaning your Scrum

By John Coleman • June 23, 2018

Bottom line - Scrum.org announced the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams in February 2018. Optimization of the flow of value is improved by the implementation of work in progress limits. The results are dramatic. WiP limits must be applied to improve flow of the delivery of value. It's a key lever to improve the performance of Professional Scrum Teams.

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