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About Rodrigo de Toledo

Rodrigo is a Lean Kanban University international instructor, Scrum Alliance trainer, and certified facilitator of Management 3.0. In the academic context, he has published several papers internationally, and he has taught at PUC-Rio and UFRJ for 12 years. Read more

If this were the last Sprint ever, what would we deliver?

A good Scrum team needs to be prepared for any given sprint to be the last one on the project. Think of this sprint as if it were the last one ever... Of course, a sudden announcement that the current sprint is the last would certainly cause a reaction, since people are so involved in the [...]

By | 2017-08-31T16:09:56+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Product Owner, Scrum|0 Comments

How far does Agility go?

It is usually difficult to map the border between what is agile and what isn't. Making this border clear is important to answer various questions: How much progress is an organization making in terms of Agility? What are the points a team needs to improve on? What is the next knowledge an individual should acquire [...]

By | 2017-08-21T10:10:26+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Agile-Digital Transformation|0 Comments

How to Balance Short-, Medium- and Long-term Horizons

My friend Paulo Caroli wrote in his blog about a project that K21 carried out for a large client. The service provided was inspired by McKinsey's horizons nomenclature. McKinsey's planning horizons: H1: Short-term horizon. This is the dedication to the business that currently pays your bills. H2: Medium-term horizon. Companies have to allocate part of [...]

By | 2017-08-21T09:32:54+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Kanban, Management 3.0|1 Comment

“When will it be ready?” isn’t the most important question

With agile methods, we deliver more value ahead of schedule and with quality. Even so, some people still ask, "When will it be ready?" It's a valid question, but this is not the most important question. We do have to be ready to answer it and there are several techniques that make it simpler to provide [...]

By | 2017-08-17T15:46:10+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Kanban, Lead-time, Scrum|0 Comments

“New System Version!”

Almost everyone who works with computing, or at least works closely with an IT team, has heard this sentence: “We have to rebuild the system!” The result is a new system version released frequently. There can be many reasons: Replacing outdated technology A new platform Or the most genuine reason: providing maintenance to the code [...]

By | 2017-08-22T13:35:22+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Scrum, Scrum Developer|0 Comments