Last week I toured the West coast with our friends from VersionOne, Perforce, and Electric Cloud on our Agile roadshow hitting the cities of Seattle, Santa Clara, and San Diego. In one of the after meeting discussions, one of the attendees asked me what the differences were between Agile and Lean. Having only been involved with Lean from an outside perspective, I didn’t really think there were huge differences and that they shared many of the same beliefs.
Luckily, it looks like others believe this to be the case too. So rather than me trying to explain this, this timely blog does a great job of explaining Agile and Lean, and why there is a lack of understanding and acceptance of Agile practices in many companies that practice Lean.
Also, as part of this Agile roadshow, we had a bit of a celebrity in our midst--our illustrious keynote speaker David Hussman of DevJam consulting has a past that most of us weekend musicians dream about. He was part of a big-hair metal band! Not only can he play a mean guitar, the dude knows his stuff about Agile and gave one of the best keynotes I’ve ever seen. Check out his website when you get a chance, and see if you can find him in this video.