CIO — Software development is prone to fads, going back to the days of "goto Considered Harmful." One current fad goes under the general name of " Agile methods ;" some of its variants are extreme programming , the SCRUM methodology and Alastair Cockburn's Crystal Clear Methodology . Now, I'm the last guy to run down Agile methodologies, but...let me tell you a story. About two years ago, I joined a project to build an appliance to Do A Good Thing. I'm changing the names and details to protect, well, primarily me, but innocents were involved.
Introduction (in kanji where means “visual,” and means “card” or “board”) is a concept related to lean and just-in-time (JIT) production. Kanban is a signaling system.