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Kanban values exercise

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  • 1. Kanban Values Exercise Mike Burrows mike@djaa.com Twitter: @asplake and @KanbanInside Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd The Kanban Values Exercise by Mike Burrows of David J Anderson and Associates Ltd is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en_US. See also http://edu.leankanban.com/blog/kanban-values-exercise-released Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd
  • 2. Exercise – Kanban’s Value System • Map the 4 foundational principles & 6 core practices to the 9 values • Hints: 3 practices map to 1 value; 2 values map to 1 practice • Hint: do the principles first, and do both sets in bottom-to-top Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd order • Reflect & discuss: • Choose 3 values that resonate with you personally • Choose 3 values that seem important or challenging in your current organizational context • For each of those two categories, choose a top 3 for your group and prepare to report back
  • 3. Foundational Principles (do these first in reverse order; one unique value per space) • : Start with what you do now • : Agree to pursue evolutionary change • : Initially, respect existing roles, responsibilities and job titles • : Encourage acts of leadership at all levels in your organization – from individual contributors to senior management Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd
  • 4. Core Practices (one value per space; one value occurs three times; easier in reverse order) • : Visualize • : Limit work-in-progress (WIP) • , : Manage flow • : Make policies explicit • : Implement feedback loops • : Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using models & the scientific method) Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd
  • 5. Values (in no particular order) • Transparency • Balance • Agreement • Respect • Understanding • Collaboration Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd • Flow • Leadership • Customer focus
  • 6. By the same author Kanban from the Inside Mike Burrows, foreword by Luke Hohmann, Blue Hole Press September 2014# “Clear, concise, beautifully structured summary of the essentials”! “…has by far the most extensive and up-to-date coverage of Kanban than anything published to date”! “The definitive Kanban textbook”! Featureban# A fun kanban simulation game# Experience visual management, pull, metrics# Easily customized, released under the same Creative Commons license as the Kanban Values Exercise# Go to bit.ly/featureban-blog# Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd Organize your work items! 1. Choose 1 feature each, initial it, and put it in the second column" 2. Put the remainder in the “Ready” column" Ready <State A> ( ) <State B> ( )> Complete ! ! ! ! ! !! ! !! ! ! ! iPod dock ! ! ! Carpets ! ! ! Ejector seat ! ! ! Rear view mirror ! ! MB Steering wheel NT Flux capacitor ! ! SC Engine ! !
  • 7. Answers Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd
  • 8. Foundational Principles • Understanding : Start with what you do now • Agreement : Agree to pursue evolutionary change • Respect : Initially, respect existing roles, responsibilities and job titles • Leadership : Encourage acts of leadership at all levels in your organization – from individual contributors to senior management Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd
  • 9. Core Practices • Transparency : Visualize • Balance : Limit work-in-progress (WIP) • Customer Focus , Flow : Manage flow • Transparency : Make policies explicit • Transparency : Implement feedback loops • Collaboration : Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using models & the scientific method) Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd

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