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Are You Really Using Kanban?

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Kanban is more than a whiteboard, it's a process, a methodology, a way of working. Incorporating Visualization, WIP, Flow and Continuous Improvement will make your understanding better.

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Are You Really Using Kanban?

  1. 1. ARE YOU REALLY USING KANBAN? OR JUST MAKING A LIST OF ISSUES? @TOMCUDD TOMCUDD.COM/KANBAN
  2. 2. • Same team • Same number of people • Same tools • Different process and thinking • Doubled the ticket output Why Kanban?
  3. 3. • Tech Stacks Java PHP .NET • CMS Platforms Adobe AEM Drupal Sitecore • Cloud Platforms AWS Azure Google • Oh, and also Tomcat, WebSphere, Umbraco, Wordpress, Joomla, Oracle Web Center, DotNetNuke, OpenText, episerver, Magnolia, and the list goes on and on. Why Did We Have a Problem?
  4. 4. • I have no idea what I’m doing The Mess: Before
  5. 5. • “What are you working on?” • “Are you busy right now?” • “Do you have a minute?” The Mess: In Reality
  6. 6. • Read • Analyze • Think • Now what? The Mess: During
  7. 7. • What? • NO! DevOps!
  8. 8. KANBAN 01 02 03 04 Introduction 30 Second History Core Concepts Beyond
  9. 9. A Curious Kanban
  10. 10. • A management philosophy and practice • Studied how customers shopped in grocery stores • How stockers replenished shelves Toyota Production Systems • Eliminate waste • Improve Flow Lean Manufacturing • Promoted manufacturing efficiency • Avoiding overload Kanban • Manufacturing method • Aligning inventory with production Just in Time • Improvement Kata • A3 • PDCA • OODA Improvement methods • Modern software delivery uses previously learned manufacturing tactics Summary A 30 Second History
  11. 11. • Visualize the Work • Limiting Work In Progress • Focus on Flow • Continuous Improvement Core Concepts
  12. 12. Visualize the Work
  13. 13. Visualize the Work
  14. 14. Visualize the Work
  15. 15. Limit Work In Progress
  16. 16. “Part of the purpose of WIP limits is to reveal opportunities for improvement. Imposing WIP limits will focus attention on work which is blocked or hard to complete, since our inability to complete it prevents us picking up new work. At this point it’s tempting to relax WIP limits to make sure ‘something is getting done’” “It’s essential to avoid this temptation and address the sources of the problem instead.” – LEAN ENTERPRISE WIP Limits Should Hurt
  17. 17. Focus on Flow
  18. 18. Continuous Improvement
  19. 19. • Planning • Context Switching • Prioritization Beyond the Core
  20. 20. Planning
  21. 21. Context Switching
  22. 22. • “…even brief mental blocks created by shifting between tasks can cost as much as 40 percent of someone’s productive time.” Context Switching
  23. 23. • Average time between interruptions: 1m15s • Aver recovery time after interruptions: 25m • Temporary lowering of IQ: by 15 points Context Switching
  24. 24. Prioritization
  25. 25. • “What will cost us the most, by delaying its delivery?” Prioritization
  26. 26. • Source: LEAN ENTERPRISE Cost of Delay
  27. 27. • Start using whatever you can • Start working • Start now • Start • Start • Start • Start • Start • No really, just start • Evaluate often How to Start?
  28. 28. • Understand your process • Where things start and end • Evaluate often How to Start?
  29. 29. • People might be mad Lessons Learned
  30. 30. • Publish your process Lessons Learned
  31. 31. • Educate/Train Lessons Learned
  32. 32. • Don’t give up Lessons Learned
  33. 33. • Be willing to adjust Lessons Learned
  34. 34. Celebrate Successes
  35. 35. • http://www.everydaykanban.com/what-is-kanban/ • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanban • http://kanbanblog.com/explained/ • http://kanbanblog.com/explained/GettingStarted.html • https://leankit.com/learn/kanban/what-is-kanban/ • https://www.atlassian.com/agile/kanban • http://www.apa.org/research/action/multitask.aspx • https://www.leadingagile.com/2015/06/an-introduction-to-cost-of-delay/ • http://blog.trello.com/why-context-switching-ruins-productivity • http://www.everydaykanban.com/what-is-kanban/ All the links
  36. 36. • https://pixabay.com/photos/application-business-collaboration-3426397/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/chimpanzee-sitting-sad-mammal-978809/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/concept-man-papers-person-plan-1868728/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/dominoes-domino-barricade-hand-1902622/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/laboratory-analysis-chemistry-2815641/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/library-books-knowledge-information-1147815/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/whiteboard-dry-erase-marker-blank-2903269/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/railway-station-gleise-rail-traffic-3760647/ • https://pixabay.com/illustrations/work-work-process-organize-board-4096927/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/cat-angry-unhappy-wild-black-gray-334383/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/wordpress-blogging-blogger-editor-265132/ • https://pixabay.com/illustrations/online-education-tutorial-3412473/ • https://pixabay.com/illustrations/board-school-task-auto-task-2161880/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/tool-repair-work-metal-roulette-2820944/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/adler-bird-raptor-bald-eagle-3010053/ • https://pixabay.com/photos/cat-kitten-tree-green-summer-1647775/ Pictures
  37. 37. • https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262509/ • https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Handbook-World-Class-Reliability-Organizations/dp/1942788002/ • https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Enterprise-Performance-Organizations-Innovate/dp/1449368425/ • https://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Delivery-Deployment-Automation-Addison- Wesley/dp/0321601912/ • The Episode: https://www.amazon.com/George-Buys-Kite-Train-Light/dp/B00CHU5B3C/ All the books
  38. 38. The Episode
  39. 39. • Twitter: @tomcudd • https://tomcudd.com/kanban Thanks!

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