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I thought “finally swim lanes for trello!”  …. but well it has of course limitations. I will give it a try … https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/swimlanes-for-trello/lhgcmlaedabaaaihmfdkldejjjmialgl?hl=en   More about Kanban More about Trello

An HBR article inspired me to try out a new way of finding ideas for improvements in Scrum or Kanban retrospectives. In the article is described how a company motivated frontline employees. One of the activities was what I call ongoing experimentation. Not a new idea for sure. Still I thought this might be an… Read Article →

In Kanban the number of work items in progress is limited. So what should we do if tight WIP-Limits and blocked work items impede the flow of work? Here are two approaches suggested by David J. Anderson in his book about Kanban. How to Handle Blocked Work Items Kanban systems bring visibility to problems and… Read Article →

A visual display that presents up-to-date, sufficiently detailed, and important information to passersby in an easy, self-interpretable format. Source: Agile Development Resources

The main goal of Kanban is to introduce change with minimal resistance. In his book about Kanban, David J Anderson gives us a step-by-step guide to to bootstrapping a Kanban system. Bootstrapping a Kanban System Agree on a set of goals Map the Value Stream Define the point for input control Define the exit point… Read Article →

“There are two types of bottlenecks: capacity constrained and non-instant variability. Here´s how to approach them.” The Two Types of Bottlenecks   Capacity Constrained: unable to do more work Non-Instant availability: limited capacity due to  limited (but usually predictable) availability Strategies to Handle Bottlenecks Generally bottlenecks perform well below their potential capacity. It is therefore… Read Article →

The main goal of Kanban is to introduce change with minimal resistance. Before we can actually start with Kanban we need some goals to head for. In his book about Kanban, David J Anderson gives us a set of exemplary goals. Goal Template Optimise Existing Processes (main goal) Deliver with High Quality Focus on quality… Read Article →

In his book about Kanban, David J. Anderson gives us some hints on the ideal backlog size. The ideal Kanban Backlog Size Three month of delivery throughput (three month worth of work It depends on market and domains: high volatility > one month worth of items low volatility > up to one year of items… Read Article →

In his book about Kanban, David J. Anderson tells us how to modify the daily standup to be most effective in a Kanbanchi setup.   What to Discuss in a Kanban Standup The Scrum Standup The daily standup meeting in a scrum setup answers three questions: What has been achieved since the last standup? What… Read Article →

In his book about Kanban, David J. Anderson shows us how we can handle activities that are not actually having a specific sequence. Some activities can be executed in any order as long as everything is done before proceeding with the next step in the process. This is especially true for creative activities.   Unordered… Read Article →

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