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    Using Trac for Kanban Using Trac for Kanban Presentation Transcript

    • Kanban + Trac = Nice Fit
      Paul Boos – EPA/OPP
      Boos.paul@epa.gov
      @paul_boos
    • kanban (little k); system of signaling for pulling items to be worked. Developed by Toyota. Simple pull system.
      David Anderson credited for defining Kanban (big K). Incorporates:
      • Maintains Pull
      • Focus on Quality; Definition of Done!
      • Theory of Constraints
      • Explicit Policies
      • Limiting Work-in-Progress
      • Classes of Service
      • Predictability via measurement
      • measurement = lead time
      • per class of service
      • becomes your service level agreement
    • So where does Trac fit?
    • Kanban Board ≠ Issue Tracking
      (or does it?)
    • Simple & easy
      Lots of plug-ins: visit track-hacks.org
      - Master Tickets – could be used to show
      ticket blockages
      - Custom fields
      - Typed ticket workflow
      - Notifications
      - Keywords
      - Metrics Plug-Ins (TracMetrix provides CFD for calculating Lead Time)
      Can be configured so that person moving a ticket to a state takes ownership.
      Ability to have pre- & post- hooks (e.g. prevent movement if blocked)
    • When moving to the next state,
      that person moving it takes
      ownership.
    • 1st Attempt at Virtualizingthe Kanban
    • Work-in-Progress states at top
      WIP Limit static text, use count of tickets as a comparison
      Queue states
      under
      WIP states
    • 2nd Attempt at Virtualizingthe Kanban
      (in work)