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Sunday
Jul052009

Kanban v's Waterfall - The Craftworld Perspective

I was out shopping with my wife this morning. We popped into a craft store to allow her to pick up a few things for a project she's undertaking.

I noticed this :
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Which made me chortle a little. The fact that Kanban - Quality As Standard had made it into the realms of hand-crafted gift cards was surprising. Then my jaw dropped at the next card in the rack:

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Wow! Waterfall and Kanban, right next to each other competing. Then I noticed this:

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It turns out that nobody is buying Waterfall in the craft world. Nobody is buying it, no matter how it is packaged.

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Reader Comments (3)

This is hilarious!

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid J Anderson

I think waterfall is an unreasonably nice name conjuring up clear flowing progress whereas I always picture waterfall in my head as being similar to birds feeding their young.

One person takes in something and regurgitates it in a more processed (or degraded?) form to the next. The analogy falls down though on scale as it's usually half a dozen steps of birds vomiting into the mouths of ever smaller birds and then the final bird plops out the finished product that bears.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarren

I think waterfall is an unreasonably nice name conjuring up clear flowing progress whereas I always picture waterfall in my head as being similar to birds feeding their young.

One person takes in something and regurgitates it in a more processed (or degraded?) form to the next. The analogy falls down though on scale as it's usually half a dozen steps of birds vomiting into the mouths of ever smaller birds and then the final bird plops out the finished product that bears little resemblence to the orginal intent.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarren

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