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Kanban in 4 easy steps

Kanban method in four easy steps. Enjoy kanban.
Kanban in 4 easy steps is one of the most popular Kanban presentations. Learn how to successfully implement Kanban in your business process or life. Get to know basic Kanban principles and to see how easily you can improve your productivity using Kanban boards.

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Kanban in 4 easy steps

  1. Kanban in 4 easy steps This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Please mention in derivative works.© 2011 Shore Labs Third-party photos from under CC license.Zbigniew Zemła
  2. step 1Visualise your work .
  3. Get a whiteboard, break down the flow of work from the moment you start it to when its finishedinto distinctive steps and draw a column for each
  4. Next, get some stickiesin as many colors as you can
  5. Write down each task on a separate sticky note
  6. Use different colors fordifferent types of work
  7. And put them on the whiteboard. Each task will movefrom left to right until its done and leaves the workflow.
  8. Creating good workflow takes time and practice,but there are few basic examples you can begin with.
  9. Simple layout like this one is a good starting point,especially for Personal Kanban and small teams.
  10. A more complex example of time driven workflow for Personal Kanban and small teams.
  11. Workflow for software development company
  12. Kanban Sales Pipeline
  13. step 2Limit work in progress . With two hands you can juggle only few balls before you start dropping them
  14. At 100% capacity you have minimal throughput
  15. And Kanban is all about maintaining flow and eliminating waste. waste.
  16. Start by putting limits on columnsin which work is being performed
  17. WIP Limits aim to enforce a high, smooth flow of work and eliminate different kinds of waste
  18. On the personal level this gets much simpler
  19. After you introduce the WIP limits you can try to propagate them back through the workflow, observe results and adapt. Getting limits right takes time, so start with your best guess and fine-tune over time. The ultimate goal is to achieveconstant, high throughput and personal / team performance.
  20. step 3Dont push too hard Pull instead photo adapted from
  21. Its easy to get friction between different teams, especially when one is more performant...
  22. … and pushes more work thananother one can actually handle.
  23. A solution to this is a pull system, system,where next team pulls work only when ready for it.
  24. You can implement pull system by adding a limited capacity buffer between teams.
  25. step 4 Use it! - then -Monitor, adapt and improve .
  26. The best tool to measure Kanban performance is Cumulative Flow Chart
  27. Each day, for each column, mark how many tasks are in it or somewhere further down the workflow. This will produce a mountain-like looking chart, which gives insight intothe process, shows past performance and allows to predict future results
  28. One of the many things you can read from it is the mean time for task to get through the workflow Note that without limit on Work In Progress,the Mean Cycle Time tends to increase drastically ...
  29. … eventually leading to the dreaded waterfall model
  30. power tip 1 Use online tool tomanage your activities .
  31. ● online tool to manage your activities using Kanban method● perfect for distributed teams● real time collaboration● accessible from everywhere● provides in-depth analytics, including Cumulative Flow● retains data about your past performance
  32. power tip 2 Mix Kanban withsomething you like .
  33. ScrumBan
  34. PomodoroBan
  35. power tip 3But most of all ...
  36. enjoy Kanban!
  37. Thanks for watching!This presentation has been brought to you by: join to empower your productivity with Kanban method