A Kanban Primer

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A workshop Jeff Patton and I facilitated at Qcon 2009 in San Francisco. http://qconsf.com/sf2010/sf2009/presentations/show_presentationee01.html

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A Kanban Primer

  1. 1. A Kanban Primer
  2. 2. Introductions Aaron Sanders Rally Software aaron@sanders.name Jeff Patton AgileProductDesign.com jpatton@acm.org
  3. 3. It's About You
  4. 4. What is Kanban?
  5. 5. Not a New Concept
  6. 6. The Kanban concept is common in Japanese culture
  7. 7. Kanban Practice
  8. 8. Make It Visible
  9. 9. Let It Flow
  10. 10. The Basic Board
  11. 11. Building a Kanban Board
  12. 12. Using a Kanban board
  13. 13. Display and manage cycle times • Reduce WIP Limits • Reduce size of development items • Identify and act on bottlenecks immediatel Disneyland’s public display of current cycle- times by ride
  14. 14. Use cumulative flow diagrams to visualize work in progress www.agilemanagement.net/Articles/Papers/BorConManagingwithCumulat.html 14
  15. 15. Use cumulative flow diagrams to visualize work in progress • www.agilemanagement.net/Articles/Pa pers/BorConManagingwithCumulat.html 15 www.agilemanagement.net/Articles/Papers/BorConManagingwithCumulat.html
  16. 16. Shippable Items Aren’t Work items • Minimal Viable Product the smallest product that can generate value when shipped • Minimal Marketable Feature the smallest feature that customers and users would value • User Story or development item small, testable piece of working software, building it helps us learn
  17. 17. Lean Thinking
  18. 18. Breakout questions picture of a huddle or something Questions to answer in small groups - discussion + share-out When is OK to break the WIP limit What are the best ways to deal with the bottleneck? What happens when you ignore a bottleneck? Should every item be the same size? Where is Kanban appropriate? How do you know when you're done?
  19. 19. Thanks!
  20. 20. Make it visible

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