A few weeks ago I had a great interview with Mountain Goat Software's Brian Milner for his Agile Mentors Podcast, and I'm happy to announce that our episode is live.
Most of the podcast interviews I do are from folks who are catering to lawyers and the legal operations crowd, so it was a fun change to talk with someone who is primarily focused on Agile in the technology space. Brian was especially interested in why I think Kanban is a better solution than Scrum for most situations in the legal space, especially as a tool for reducing overwhelm in an overburdened law practice.
A few other points we cover:
- How a kanban board helps you say "no" (or "not yet") more often so that you can say yes to the things that are truly important.
- Why legal experts sometimes struggle with documenting a quality standard.
- Why I think law firms should work more like a hair salon or a dentist's office.
- How lawyers often fall into the anti-pattern of over-emphasizing technical excellence (and what to do instead).
You can listen to the episode on Mountain Goat Software's Podcast Page, or at any of the links below: