Kanban                        in 4 easy stepshttp://kanbantool.com                      This work is licensed under a Crea...
step 1Visualise your work                      .     www.flickr.com/photos/3oheme/5141328136
Get a whiteboard, break down the flow of work  from the moment you start it to when its finishedinto distinctive steps and...
Next, get some stickiesin as many colors as you can    www.flickr.com/photos/rameshng/5723481678
Write down each task on a separate sticky note             www.flickr.com/photos/philliecasablanca/3007652539
Use different colors fordifferent types of work
And put them on the whiteboard. Each task will movefrom left to right until its done and leaves the workflow.
Creating good workflow takes time and practice,but there are few basic examples you can begin with.
Simple layout like this one is a good starting point,especially for Personal Kanban and small teams.
A more complex example of time driven workflow for        Personal Kanban and small teams.
Workflow for software development company
Kanban Sales Pipeline
step 2Limit work in progress                                 .    With two hands you can juggle only few balls           b...
At 100% capacity you have minimal throughput             http://www.flickr.com/photos/lingaraj/2415084235
And Kanban is all about maintaining flow        and eliminating waste.                         waste.           www.flickr...
Start by putting limits on columnsin which work is being performed
WIP Limits aim to enforce a high, smooth flow of work       and eliminate different kinds of waste
On the personal level this gets much simpler
After you introduce the WIP limits you can try to  propagate them back through the workflow,           observe results and...
step 3Dont push too hard                        Pull instead   photo adapted from www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/32120...
Its easy to get friction between different teams,    especially when one is more performant...
… and pushes more work thananother one can actually handle.
A solution to this is a pull system,                                    system,where next team pulls work only when ready ...
You can implement pull system by adding a limited capacity buffer between teams.
step 4         Use it!           - then -Monitor, adapt and improve              .
The best tool to measure Kanban performance is            Cumulative Flow Chart
Each day, for each column, mark how many tasks  are in it or somewhere further down the workflow. This will produce a moun...
One of the many things you can read from it is the  mean time for task to get through the workflow             www.slidesh...
… eventually leading to the dreaded waterfall model             www.slideshare.net/yyeret/explaining-cumulative-flow-diagr...
power tip 1  Use online tool tomanage your activities             .
●   online tool to manage your activities using Kanban method●   perfect for distributed teams●   real time collaboration●...
power tip 2 Mix Kanban withsomething you like                          .    www.flickr.com/photos/theogeo/2477475620
ScrumBanhttp://leansoftwareengineering.com/ksse/scrum-ban/http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonabar/4377007642
PomodoroBan  www.flickr.com/photos/callion/5525638094
power tip 3But most of all ...
enjoy Kanban!  www.flickr.com/photos/bearpark/2741212476
Thanks for watching!This presentation has been brought to you by:                   join kanbantool.com to         empower...
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Kanban in 4 easy steps is one of the most popular Kanban presentations. Learn how to successfully implement Kanban in your business process or life. Get to know basic Kanban principles and to see how easily you can improve your productivity using Kanban boards.

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  1. Kanban in 4 easy stepshttp://kanbantool.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Please mention kanbantool.com in derivative works.© 2011 Shore Labs Third-party photos from flickr.com under CC license.Zbigniew Zemła
  2. step 1Visualise your work . www.flickr.com/photos/3oheme/5141328136
  3. Get a whiteboard, break down the flow of work from the moment you start it to when its finishedinto distinctive steps and draw a column for each
  4. Next, get some stickiesin as many colors as you can www.flickr.com/photos/rameshng/5723481678
  5. Write down each task on a separate sticky note www.flickr.com/photos/philliecasablanca/3007652539
  6. Use different colors fordifferent types of work
  7. And put them on the whiteboard. Each task will movefrom left to right until its done and leaves the workflow.
  8. Creating good workflow takes time and practice,but there are few basic examples you can begin with.
  9. Simple layout like this one is a good starting point,especially for Personal Kanban and small teams.
  10. A more complex example of time driven workflow for Personal Kanban and small teams.
  11. Workflow for software development company
  12. Kanban Sales Pipeline
  13. step 2Limit work in progress . With two hands you can juggle only few balls before you start dropping them www.flickr.com/photos/philliecasablanca/2584411389
  14. At 100% capacity you have minimal throughput http://www.flickr.com/photos/lingaraj/2415084235
  15. And Kanban is all about maintaining flow and eliminating waste. waste. www.flickr.com/photos/cefeida/4109239083
  16. Start by putting limits on columnsin which work is being performed
  17. WIP Limits aim to enforce a high, smooth flow of work and eliminate different kinds of waste
  18. On the personal level this gets much simpler
  19. After you introduce the WIP limits you can try to propagate them back through the workflow, observe results and adapt. Getting limits right takes time, so start with your best guess and fine-tune over time. The ultimate goal is to achieveconstant, high throughput and personal / team performance.
  20. step 3Dont push too hard Pull instead photo adapted from www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/3212039475
  21. Its easy to get friction between different teams, especially when one is more performant...
  22. … and pushes more work thananother one can actually handle.
  23. A solution to this is a pull system, system,where next team pulls work only when ready for it.
  24. You can implement pull system by adding a limited capacity buffer between teams.
  25. step 4 Use it! - then -Monitor, adapt and improve .
  26. The best tool to measure Kanban performance is Cumulative Flow Chart
  27. Each day, for each column, mark how many tasks are in it or somewhere further down the workflow. This will produce a mountain-like looking chart, which gives insight intothe process, shows past performance and allows to predict future results
  28. One of the many things you can read from it is the mean time for task to get through the workflow www.slideshare.net/yyeret/explaining-cumulative-flow-diagrams-cfd Note that without limit on Work In Progress,the Mean Cycle Time tends to increase drastically ...
  29. … eventually leading to the dreaded waterfall model www.slideshare.net/yyeret/explaining-cumulative-flow-diagrams-cfd
  30. power tip 1 Use online tool tomanage your activities .
  31. ● online tool to manage your activities using Kanban method● perfect for distributed teams● real time collaboration● accessible from everywhere● provides in-depth analytics, including Cumulative Flow● retains data about your past performance http://kanbantool.com
  32. power tip 2 Mix Kanban withsomething you like . www.flickr.com/photos/theogeo/2477475620
  33. ScrumBanhttp://leansoftwareengineering.com/ksse/scrum-ban/http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonabar/4377007642
  34. PomodoroBan www.flickr.com/photos/callion/5525638094
  35. power tip 3But most of all ...
  36. enjoy Kanban! www.flickr.com/photos/bearpark/2741212476
  37. Thanks for watching!This presentation has been brought to you by: join kanbantool.com to empower your productivity with Kanban method
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