Ken Schwaber doesn’t tweet very regularly. It is usually only a few tweets a month. But yesterday some of the Agile community went a little in a flurry over a tweet that he sent out:
If you clicked through to the link you went to a website called controlchaos.com. For reference, here is a screen shot of it as it stands now:
It all looks semi real. There is a message from Ken and as you read it you think ‘Okay…. so why have the tweet about Kanban when there is no content relating to it?’
This is when it gets a quite interesting. Twitter’s @Rodrigoy(aka Rodrigo Yoshima from Aspercom) posted that the site was changed only a few moments later removing this:
For those who cannot see because my wordpress likes to make everything look small:
People love Kanban because it feels familiar. Everything is orderly and known, roles are laid out, project manager is in the saddle, metrics are in place.
Kanban’s father, waterfall, failed. As waterfall’s progeny, Kanban also will fail for software development. Kanban is for complicated work, where there is more regularity than irregularity. Such as service calls. Scrum is for complex work like software development. The right process produces the right results.
Yes, apparently it says Kanban will fail for software development and was related to waterfall and not Lean or the Theory of Constraints. The Kanban and twitter community ignited for a while amazed at the faux pa’s.
So you are now left with the conclusion that either Ken went on a small rant and then realised it was maybe not a good thing consequently editing the page or something else happened. Why he didn’t delete the tweet as well is a good question.
There might be the possibility of both Ken’s twitter and the contolchaos website being hacked at the same time. Despite a lack of deep site content he is affiliated to it through an old but still existing common link to Advanced Development Method’s CTO Dick Faris and VP Bob Schatz through Primavera. It is also interesting that he hasn’t made a comment on the web content change.
What do you think – Hoax? Error? Hack? or Truth?