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Kanban Basics

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Kanban is the simplest approach which is currently used in software development. Since Kanban prescribes close to nothing there are often a lot of basic questions about the method. ...

Kanban is the simplest approach which is currently used in software development. Since Kanban prescribes close to nothing there are often a lot of basic questions about the method.

The presentation depicts what Kanban is generally using Scrum as a reference point. Then it presents a series of situations to answer basic questions about working with Kanban

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  • 1. Kanban Basics Pawel Brodzinski pawel.brodzinski@gmail.com http://blog.brodzinski.com
  • 2. What is Kanban? Kanban is an approach to change management. It isn’t a software development or project management lifecycle or process. David Anderson
  • 3. Kanban in a nutshell 3 rules Visualize workflow Limit WIP Measure flow 1 tool simple mechanics
  • 4. Scrum in a nutshell Small, cross-functional teams Product split into small, roughly estimated, stories Iterations Continuous improvement
  • 5. Scrum versus Kanban Team SCRUM KANBAN
  • 6. Scrum versus Kanban Iterations Iteration length [weeks] 0 2 4 8 16 32 64 ... KANBAN SCRUM
  • 7. Scrum versus Kanban Product management SCRUM KANBAN 1 day 2-4 weeks Product Sprint Shippable Backlog Backlog Product
  • 8. Scrum versus Kanban Continuous improvement SCRUM KANBAN Retrospectives
  • 9. Scrum versus Kanban Board SCRUM KANBAN
  • 10. Why Kanban? Sometimes time-boxing doesn’t work Easy integration with other processes Organizational constraints Minimal entry barrier
  • 11. How to start with Kanban? 1. 2.
  • 12. Kanban kick start The most basic board
  • 13. Kanban kick start Limits
  • 14. Kanban kick start Backlog
  • 15. Kanban kick start SDLC
  • 16. Kanban kick start Transition criteria
  • 17. Kanban kick start Board summary Map current process Start simple Improve over time
  • 18. Kanban kick start Tasks: MMF MMF = Minimal Marketable Feature * * - if possible…
  • 19. Kanban kick start The board – day 0
  • 20. Kanban kick start The board – day n
  • 21. Kanban kick start Dealing with backlog
  • 22. Kanban kick start Todo queue
  • 23. Kanban kick start Responsibility for tasks
  • 24. Kanban kick start Testing
  • 25. Kanban kick start Blockers
  • 26. Kanban kick start Blockers
  • 27. Kanban kick start Priority lane
  • 28. Kanban kick start Multiple projects
  • 29. Kanban kick start Multiple projects
  • 30. Kanban kick start Deployment
  • 31. Kanban kick start Deployment
  • 32. Kanban kick start Continuous improvement
  • 33. Kanban kick start Estimation WIP Cycle time
  • 34. Kanban is (only) a tool
  • 35. Kanban Many of results of Kanban are counterintuitive. What appears to be very mechanical approach – limit WIP and pull work – actually has profound effects on people and how they interact with one another. David Anderson
  • 36. Thank you Questions? Pawel Brodzinski pawel.brodzinski@gmail.com http://blog.brodzinski.com http://vsoft.pl @pawelbrodzinski