Kanban vs. Scrum vs. Just doing the damn work vs. .....

After 2 hours of reading productivity comparisons I came to one undeniable truth, there is no spoon.  Wait, that's not right.


I've spent a couple of hours looking over Kanban, Scrum, etc comparisons to see if I can find a better development system than sticky notes on my monitor.  I learned 3 things:

  1. Anything more than a todo list (that guy's paper is like a thesis) requires an in-house guru with lots of time to learn these things.
  2. My sticky note system works just fine
  3. I shouldn't be reading productivity articles at the cost of productivity.  :)

Being of a fan of CSN, cubicle sticky notes, I've become a sort of implicit fan of Kanban as it's basically just a glorified sticky note system.  Where I think my process breaks down is on long term projections.  Sticky notes do a great job of capturing my thoughts on a topic some particular day or week.  But when the design and implementation takes 6+ months the sticky note system ends up looking like a hurricane of mad ramblings.

Soon now they'll find me lying on my cubicle floor drawing insane musings in bright pink crayon:  "It rubs the lotion on the skin or else it gets the bug again."


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