Kanban Improvements - Emergent Behavior

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With only a few principles which Kanban prescribes it can’t be treated as a method which directly shows how to organize a team or the way it works. What more, it is commonly advised to start Kanban implementation without changing the process which is currently in place. How Kanban catalyzes improvements then?

Basing on examples from different teams the presentation shows patterns of emergent properties – best practices and process improvements which are introduced with no direct management action. As these behaviors are emergent and not enforced on teams they’re not only adjusted to local specifics but also there’s little resistance against them. This mechanism makes Kanban, despite the method’s simplicity, a great tool to foster improvements.

Kanban Improvements - Emergent Behavior

  1. 1. Kanban improvements Emergent behavior Pawel Brodzinski @pawelbrodzinski #gotocph
  2. 2. Hi, I’m PawelVSofthttp://vsoft.plSoftware ProjectManagementhttp://blog.brodzinski.comProject ManagementStack Exchangehttp://pm.stackexchange.com/Twitter@pawelbrodzinski
  3. 3. Improvements as we typicallyunderstand them...
  4. 4. With Kanban you don’tplan specific improvements – they just emerge
  5. 5. Imagine you are a feature… I’M A FEATURE… THAT’S SO FREAKING COOL!
  6. 6. THE FEATURE MAKES IT THROUGHTHE BACKLOG AND A DEVELOPERSTARTS WORKING ON IT… I’M BEING DEVELOPED! YAY! AND THIS GUY IS REALLY FAST, I TELL YA.
  7. 7. AFTER DEVELOPMENT THE FEATUREIS WAITING FOR ITS TURN TO BETESTED… HEY, IS ANYONE THERE? NOTHING IS HAPPENING! I’M WAITING HERE…
  8. 8. SOON AFTER TESTING STARTS… FINALLY, SOMETHING IS HAPPENING. BTW: HOW COME I HAVE THAT MANY BUGS?!?
  9. 9. TESTING IS FINISHED, BUGS AREFILED AND THE FEATURE… WAITING AGAIN? BORING…
  10. 10. A BIT LATER… BUG FIXING? SOUNDS NICE, I KINDA LIKE IT
  11. 11. ALL BUGS ARE EVENTUALLY FIXED… OH, NO! NOT WAITING. NOT AGAIN! HAVE YOU GUYS EVER HEARD ABOUT TIME-TO-MARKET?!?
  12. 12. LATER, WHEN RETESTINGSTARTS… AT LEAST THEY’RE WORKING AGAIN. IT SEEMS I WON’T BE ABANDONDED AFTER ALL
  13. 13. AFTER RETESTINGIT SEEMS THERE ARENO KNOWN BUGS… NOW WHAT? I HAVE NO KNOWN BUGS! WHY DON’T YOU DEPLOY ME, YOU MORONS?!
  14. 14. FINALLY, THE FEATURE ISDEPLOYED… AH, IN PRODUCTION… FINALLY! BTW: IS IT ONLY ME OR IS THIS PROCESS SCREWED?
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  47. 47. Thank youQuestions? Pawel Brodzinski blog.brodzinski.com vsoft.pl @pawelbrodzinski
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