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[20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Level Demand, Balance Workload and Manage Schedule Risk | ]

Whether we’re dealing with small work items or whole projects, the impact of delay can vary enormously. Why then do we often pretend that we can manage all work in the same way? Classes of Service gives us a framework to describe what many good process managers do implicitly; making this explicit, we make available to teams the tools for better decision-making internally and for setting justifiable expectations externally.

[11 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Scrumban: Combining Scrum and Kanban | ]

Corey Ladas wrote a classic essay on Scrum-ban where he discusses Scrum and Kanban hybrids. He presents the concept of index card and explains that Kanban is more than just a work request on a card and putting sticky notes on a whiteboard is not enough to implement a pull system. He proposes a few simple practices that move a Scrum approach towards a more recognizably lean workflow. This leads to make the planning process more efficient and more responsive. The first step beyond Scrum is to decouple the planning …

[29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on State of Kanbanland | ]

It’s 5 years since David Anderson and Rick Garber first presented the Kanban Method to a limited audience at small conference in Chicago. This session will give the community an opportunity for reflection on how far we’ve come in 5 years and some insights into what’s next for Kanban.

[2 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on When Kanban is not Appropriate | ]

In this video, David Anderson shares his view of Kanban as a tool to encourage conversations with other stakeholders. He explains when this approach should not be used, for instance when demand never exceeds capability or when a system is chaotic.

[27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Using Kanban in Large-scale Product Development | ]

While Kanban has a reputation for being the solution for the Service Delivery side of the IT world, it is highly applicable to classic Product/System Development as well. Thru stories, boards and visibility charts from real clients we will see what works, what’s irrelevant, what’s missing, and how to fill the gaps.

[21 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on A Lean/Kanban Approach to Teams | ]

Teams are not mentioned in the definition of Kanban. In his blog post, Yuval Yeret discusses the impact on team structure when an organization is trying to adopt Kanban. He proposes a categorization of teams modes and an evolutionary approach on how to use them when you adopt Kanban, starting with on-demand teams to move to initiative/project team.

[14 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Lean Kanban Enterprise Best Practices | ]

This presentations discusses the main point for using Kanban for enterprise product development. It explores what aspects of Kanban works in this context and what are the one that don’t work. It discusses also what is missing in Kanban for this.

[28 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Kanban and Scrum | ]

The differences between Kanban and Scrum are explained in this short video. The presenter discusses timeboxes, estimates, tracking, process ownership and work organization.

[2 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Selling Kanban | ]

Kanban is a wonderful tool for improving the software development process, but it’s useless unless you can sell the idea to marketing, sales teams, top management, clients, and development teams.

[7 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Kanban Weakspots | ]

This video is an interview with Pawel Brodzinski about his experiences in using Kanban in his development teams. In particular it covers the weakspots of Kanban as this is the title of Pawel’s presentation at the Lean Kanban Central Europe conference.