Exploring a concept in search of (1) a definition, (2) a model and (3) a use.

Agile Science #3: Xavier came up with Agile Research a decade ago

As described earlier here in this blog series, science has been very slow to respond to Lean and Agile. However, the earliest signs of a science person doing an intellectual exploration of Agile goes back almost ten years.  When I first…

Agile Science #2: Using a Kanban board for time management in science

While being a postdoc in bioinformatics, Kristian Rother came to embrace Lean & Agile thinking. Accordingly, he started to use Kanban to juggle all the projecs he was running. “Agile is not a book of rules, you still have to do a lot of…

Agile Science#1 – the search begins

What is Agile Science? I still don't know, but as a former molecular biologist who is writing about Agile issues for organisations like Softhouse and Scania, I certainly like the sound of the expression. Feel free to join me on my exploration! In…