BamBam! Teamwork Academy: Kanban


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BamBam! Teamwork Academy is a new series by 84kids focusing on online collaboration, project management and Agile approach to software development.

Each presentation contains a number of useful tips that can be applied in practice to all kinds of development business, from small software houses to engineering companies running on workflows to large production ventures.

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BamBam! Teamwork Academy: Kanban

  1. 1. #3 Kanban
  2. 2. #3 Kanban  Kanban is an Agile methodology that focuses on the visualization of your workflow (a board of memos)  Workers using Kanban receive their tasks and materials exactly when they need it, no sooner  Kanban was invented by Toyota as a means of improving work efficiency  The word comes from Japanese and means a signal-card What is Kanban?
  3. 3. Will Agile work for my company?Will Kanban work in my company?  What is more important for you: individuals and interactions or processes and tools?  Do you spend more time making your product usable or making documentation how to use it?  Would you rather collaborate with your clients or negotiate hard?  Are you able to respond to changes on-the-fly or do you stick to the plan no matter what? #3 Kanban
  4. 4. If you chose at least one answer in bold then Kanban is definitely worth giving a shot #3 Kanban
  5. 5. Selected methods of AgileHow does Kanban work?  Work is divided into tasks, prioritised and put into backlog  A task with the highest priority is pulled from the backlog.  When the work on task is finished, it’s marked as ‘done’ and can be pulled by the next person in line  The idea of Kanban is not to push tasks down the line, but let people pick them when available #3 Kanban
  6. 6. Example Kanban board #3 Kanban
  7. 7. How to make your team commissionedWhat are direct benefits of using Kanban? #3 Kanban  Work is visualised which reduces confusion  Reduced idle time (waiting) and over-processing  Increased productivity and customer satisfaction  Flexibility  Simplified production planning
  8. 8. Common mistakes of new Kanban teams  No backlog grooming  No workflow visualization  Exceeded limit of Work in Progress  Workflow not fitting company process (eg. too many steps)  Moving items back in line due to badly constructed workflow  Creating additional policies that override basic principles of Kanban #3 Kanban
  9. 9. Yes, let’s do this! Ready to try Kanban in practice?