What the Agile Manifesto Doesn’t Say

The Agile Manifesto doesn’t say we shouldn’t plan, negotiate contract terms, document systems or follow processes. To me the Agile Manifesto serves as a reminder that processes, plans, contracts and documents don’t build complex systems, people do. Specifically teams of people who need to constantly communicate and be in touch with the business they serve. It’s also a reminder that the people who develop systems can sometimes get lost in the design and documentation. When we get carried away attempting to develop the perfect system on paper we end up with nothing but beautiful documentation to show for it. It’s a reminder that the documentation, planning, contracts and processes are means to the end, not the end itself.

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Kanban Training in Richmond October 10-11, 2012

Impact Makers is sponsoring an in-depth two-day Kanban training seminar in Richmond,Virginia. We are teaming with Daniel Vacanti to offer the training class to provide an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems, and Kanban. Kanban and other Lean-Agile methods are proven approaches to maximize customer value and ROI from IT projects and business operations.  The session […]

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Join us for Kanban Training in Richmond October 10-11!

Impact Makers is sponsoring an in-depth two-day Kanban training seminar in Richmond,Virginia. We are teaming with Daniel Vacanti to offer the training class to provide an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems, and Kanban. Kanban and other Lean-Agile methods are proven approaches to maximize customer value and ROI from IT projects and business operations.  The session […]

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PMI Central Virginia Presents: Kanban – Applying Lean Management in Government

Impact Makers’ Doug Couvillion spoke at PMI Central Virginia Chapter – Government Local Interest Group Meeting. Doug is Impact Makers’ Director, Project Delivery and presented “Kanban – Applying Lean Management in Government.” The presentation included how to apply lean management principles to projects, an introduction to Kanban, and examples of state government successfully implementing Kanban solutions to manage teams […]

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PMI Central Virginia Presents: Kanban – Applying Lean Management in Government

September 13, 2012 – Impact Makers’ Doug Couvillion spoke at PMI Central Virginia Chapter – Government Local Interest Group Meeting. Doug is Impact Makers’ Director, Project Delivery and presented “Kanban – Applying Lean Management in Government.” The presentation included how to apply lean management principles to projects, an introduction to Kanban, and examples of state government successfully implementing […]

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Impact Makers Participates in ConnectSouthside’s Social Enterprise Workshop

Impact Makers is participating in the ConnectSouthside workshop “Social Enterprise & the Sectors: What We’re Learning from Entrepreneurs” on September 13, 2012. Greg Werkheiser, Executive Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason University and founder of the Phoenix Project will speak at the event about trends in social entrepreneurship, its impact on […]

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Impact Makers Participates in ConnectSouthside’s Social Enterprise Workshop

Impact Makers is participating in the ConnectSouthside workshop “Social Enterprise & the Sectors: What We’re Learning from Entrepreneurs” on September 13, 2012. Greg Werkheiser, Executive Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason University and founder of the Phoenix Project will speak at the event about trends in social entrepreneurship, its impact on […]

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Impact Makers Participates in COVITS Kanban panel

Andy Savage participated in the Kanban panel at the recently completed Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium (COVITS), held Sept. 6-7 in Richmond, Virginia.  Andy provided an overview of Kanban workflow and visibility concepts to a standing room only crowd of state, local, and higher education technology leaders from across Virginia.  Impact Makers’ clients from the […]

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Impact Makers Participates in COVITS Kanban panel

September 9, 2012 – Andy Savage participated in the Kanban panel at the recently completed Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium (COVITS), held Sept. 6-7 in Richmond, Virginia.  Andy provided an overview of Kanban workflow and visibility concepts to a standing room only crowd of state, local, and higher education technology leaders from across Virginia.  Impact […]

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