It is just over a year since my team began its transition away from Scrum using Kanban. It has seen many rewards and in my opinion it has been an unheralded success.
Seeing the successes and gains that my department has had in this transition, I frequently question why it is still a minority of software teams that even attempt this transition.
Obviously a lot of Scrum teams are getting a lot of value and producing a lot of value at high quality, so it deserved a closer…
Added by Stephen Murphy on March 6, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments
Kanban, successfully used in the automotive industry since the 1950s, has found its way into IT via
lean production and agile software development. There, among other things, used as a visualization aid in the context of Scrum and Xtreme programming, it has found itself increasingly used in IT Operations.
Wincor Nixdorf Portavis has piloted its use for handling support ticket/ orders in database management for its North German…Continue
Added by Mahesh Singh on December 6, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments
Several months ago the Lean Systems Society set out to develop a better idea of what really happens on systems projects. We sidestepped usual research instruments like questionnaires and interviews, which are biased by the expectations of the interviewers and interviewees, in favour of an approach that drew upon unprocessed information. That approach is the sense-making method and toolset created by David Snowden and the Cognitive Edge company, and the results have been…Continue
Added by Karl Scotland on December 6, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments
There's been some recent discussion about how the Kanban method is often misunderstood as a development method that could be compared to Scrum, XP, etc. For people not familiar with the Kanban method, who are already doing Scrum - it makes sense to them to try to figure out what Kanban is by trying to understand the differences.
It may be comparing apples to oranges, but people do it anyway. I recently wrote a blog post that is a "frequently asked questions" of sort about Kanban vs…Continue
Added by Thorbjørn Sigberg on December 3, 2013 at 12:33am — No Comments
The Kanban Kick-start Field Guide is a practical guide to help a team get in control of their current situation through the Kanban method. It gathers the experience from introducing Kanban to 50+ teams at Sandvik IT. Version 1.0 of the field guide, published under a Creative Common License, is now available. Get more details on leanagileprojects.blogspot.se…Continue
Added by Christophe Achouiantz on April 17, 2013 at 2:17am — No Comments
I’m relatively new in my current job — working on 6 months now. I was speaking with another manager and the conversation drifted to the first changes my team implemented after I joined. But, as every good change agent knows, before you implement changes, you have to orient and observe.
When I came aboard, my team had a sizable backlog and every feature request and bug report was assigned out to members of my team of 8. New items came in daily and items were assigned as soon as they…Continue
I just completed and posted the downloadable visual-notes for David's great Kanban book.
I hope you find them to be a useful and compelling reference guide.
I really enjoyed re-reading this book, for the purpose of creating these notes. And of course, I learned so much more with this second reading.
Also, I was challenged by a friend to work with some constraints to broaden my creative skills.…Continue
I am re-reading the Kanban book to create my visual-one-page-summary-book-notes for this awesome read.
Thought I would share the real time development of this as I work on it over the next several nights.
You can see the first cut here.
Added by Todd Clarke on March 6, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
HI all, A newbie here to what looks like a useful set of resources. I love creating visual-one-page-summary-book notes for great books on lean and business topics. I just completed the read for Impact Mapping. It's not Kanban, but I think it's an excellent way to start off project in a visual manner. View or download my digital, visual poster describing the book and steps to create an impact map. Cheers. -Todd
Kanban Resources website provides the online base of references to the best Kanban books, articles, blogs and presentations published by experts in Kanban methodology. Now the highest quality, up-to-date publications are available in one place.
Added by Justyna Laskowska on August 15, 2012 at 5:40am — No Comments
Written in direct collaboration with Richard Hensley (McKesson AVP).
Summary - a “fly-over” of Richard Hensley’s experience over the last three years, as he leads a lean business and product development transformation, working with business and product development leaders to “pull the quality lever” within three business units at McKesson. So how might Business and Technology peacefully co-creating look? What are some of the characteristics to key on? How…Continue
Added by Frank Vega on August 7, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
In a Kanban system you introduce WIP limits at each step of the value flow. This means, that if you get stuck at any one step in the flow and things are not moving forward, then all those who operate in earlier stages of the system enter a holding pattern. If you’re explaining Kanban to managers or executives, this is usually the point that makes them take a sharp turn off of the Lean highway! They mentally write off the whole concept of Kanban because “they don’t want anyone sitting idle.”…Continue
Added by Julia Wester on July 27, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Kanban Library is out! :
"Understanding the basic elements of Kanban is a vital step in boosting your productivity with KanbanTool. Until now resources on Kanban have been scattered across many websites, and to help you with research, learning and sharing knowledge, we have decided to separate the wheat from the chaff and created a robust collection of links to the best resources from Kanban leaders and…Continue
Added by Justyna Laskowska on June 25, 2012 at 3:35am — No Comments
(Original song “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO)
When I iterate
Managers be sayin, “Damn, that’s great!”
With how often I release, yeah
This is how I roll
I got production in control
When you got a good WIP limit
No reason not to stay in it
Ahhhh – Girl look at that whiteboard
Ahhhh – Girl look at that whiteboard
Ahhhh – Girl look at that whiteboard
Ahhhh – I burn down
When I last posted on this blog, I was about to depart for the House of Mouse. Yep, DisneyWorld. The Magic Kingdom, to be precise. You might wonder why i’m blathering on about my vacation in my Kanban blog. However, an amusement park is the perfect place to find Kanban happening out in the wild. Talk about your EverydayKanban! For our case study, let’s look at roller coaster ride. But, first, a key to get our parallels drawn……Continue
Added by Julia Wester on April 23, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments
We have just had a huge re-organization in our company just last week!
People have been anxious and anxiety levels have been high all last month - at all levels.
I was part of the PMO team, that looked into a suite of products spread over 3 geographies (and time zones).
We like(d) to believe that we were following Scrum as the methodology to execute and orchestrate this complex Suite Release. But the fact is that we have changed the dates of the release at least 4 times…Continue
Added by Ashish Pathak on April 21, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments
One of the reasons many groups implement Kanban is to figure out how to deliver more consistently. Kanban, as well as many other methods/processes, is often chosen and implemented by the management or leadership layer and the values and goals are communicated down to developers or other individual contributors.
Part of the discussion between management and developers will focus on then end goal of streamlining cycle times as much as possible in order to deliver more consistently. This…Continue
Added by Julia Wester on March 24, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments
Hey delivery team, customer, project manager… what do you value? What I value has evolved over time. At one point I couldn’t have succinctly answered that question. Now it is crystal clear and seems like the pinnacle of common sense for a manager of a delivery team like me.
I value finishing work over starting work.
This simple realization has completely changed my viewpoint on how I approach nearly all aspects of my job. Now that I have had this…Continue
Added by Julia Wester on March 24, 2012 at 7:52pm — No Comments
Zum 39. Mal veranstaltet SwissICT das SCRUM Breakfast. Das SCRUM Breakfast ist ein kostenloses Treffen für alle, die sich zum Thema Software-Produktion, - Entwicklung und -Projektmanagement austauschen möchten. Ich habe mehrere Male teilgenommen, das letzte Mal im 2010. Ich war sehr überrascht, wie viele Personen heute teilnahmen, 30 oder…Continue
Added by Christian Stettler on March 23, 2012 at 5:21am — No Comments