It took me a long time to overcome my distaste of blogs. I'm still not a huge fan but writing peripatetic axiom does seem to be better than useless. After a certain amount of prodding I've started to dabble with twitter.

I'm not finding it easy. One problem is that a lot of the time I'm doing things that I'm not supposed to tell anyone else about (because they are commercially sensitive) and a lot of the rest of the time I'm doing things that I just can't believe anyone would be interested to know about. That second part would seem to be a part of the introvert type.

As with blogs in the early days ("I like beer", "isn't my cat cute" etc.) the art of twittering all the miscellaneous stuff of ones' life seem fairly pointless in a way I've found difficult to explain. But now redditor shenpen has expressed it very well for me. The twitter stance would appear often to be not introversion, and not extroversion, but fauxtroversion

Lumpy Kanban

The coalescing of bits and bobs in this posting to the kanbandev Y! group have brought me to a realisation of why Kanban-for-software seems to make me cringe so much. I thought that I'd replied in the group, but apparently not, so I'll do it here. Reply now here

Versus what I'm used to seeing (expect to see, want to see) in an Agile development organisation the Kanban that I've seen explained in numerous posts, conference sessions and so forth has far too large a batch size. There's far too much work in progress. The flow of value is far too uneven. I mean, really, the Kanbanista's want us to organise our work around something as big and lumpy and lengthy as an entire feature!?