About the blog

About the Visual Management Blog

Visual Management is the practice of using information visualization techniques to manage work. While the concept is not new, there is little written on the subject that is specifically focused on project management and software engineering (most visual management literature comes from traditional Lean thinking in the industrial world).

Thus, the goal of this blog is to create a space for the discussion of ideas and examples of Visual Management applied to Agile teams and Agile project management. The blog was started in February 2009 and has quickly gained notoriety as one of the best places to find good pictures and descriptions of Taskboards and Agile team work spaces (a.k.a. Obeya rooms).

About the author

Xavier Quesada Allué, founding partner and managing director of Agilar, is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Enterprise Coach, internationally recognized as an expert in the fields of Agile, Scrum, Lean and Visual Management.

His approach to leading Agile transformations is pragmatic and focuses on advanced topics that leverage his years of industry experience: Scaling and transitioning, Agile Leadership, Business Agility, Scrum and Kanban outside of software and Agile Organizational Design.

Xavier has been a frequent and regular contributor to the international Agile community since 2007. He has trained thousands of practitioners as Certified ScrumMasters, presents his thought leadership regularly at annual Agile conferences, is a founder of Agile Spain and teaches at the first Master of Agile Methodologies (La Salle University, Barcelona) since its inception.

Xavier serves on the Scrum Alliance TAC (Trainer Approval Committee) as a senior member and is one of the main contributors to the current process for reviewing and approving new Certified Scrum Trainers.

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Historical “about the author” (from 2009)

Hello, I am your host,  Xavier Quesada Allue. I'm an independent Coach, Trainer and Project Manager, passionate about all things Scrum, Lean and Agile. Originally from Argentina and with a Spanish background, I now live permanently in Belgium. I am a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), an active agile community member and a frequent international conference speaker. Interested in hiring me? I'm generally available for short term coaching and training engagements and I am willing to travel worldwide. Please contact me for more details.