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Heuristics for Kanban Thinking - Pecha Kucha


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A Pecha Kucha given at the Agile2014 conference describing a set of heuristics that can be used to think about the design of kanban systems.

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Heuristics for Kanban Thinking - Pecha Kucha

  1. 1. Heuristics for Kanban Thinking Karl Scotland @kjscotland
  2. 2. Flow Value Potential Study Share Stabilise Sense Search Kanban System Interventions Impacts
  3. 3. ? ?
  4. 4. Descriptive not Prescriptive
  5. 5. Heuristic: involving or serving as an aid to learning, discovery, or problem solving by experimental and especially train-and-error methods. of, or relating to exploratory problem-solving techniques that utilise self-educating techniques (as the evaluation of feedback) to improve performance Mirriam-Webster Dictionary
  6. 6. Heuristics Replace Rules
  7. 7. Heuristics Support Substitution
  8. 8. Heuristics Guide Towards New Possibilities
  9. 9. What systemic problem, difficulty or frustration are we trying to address, and who is experiencing it? System
  10. 10. What stories might be told about the work going through a perfect process which has reliability and efficiency? Flow Impacts
  11. 11. What stories might be told about the work creating an unbeatable product which has validity and effectiveness? Value Impacts
  12. 12. What stories might be told about the work being done by passionate people who have flexibility and euphoria? Potential Impacts
  13. 13. Flow Value Potential Process Product People Reliability Validity Flexibility Efficiency Effectiveness Euphoria
  14. 14. What could be done to learn more about customer and stakeholder needs, the resultant demand, and how that demand is processed? Study Interventions
  15. 15. What information is important to share, and how can tokens, the inscriptions on them, and their placements, create a common understanding? Share Interventions
  16. 16. What policies could help limit work in process, and remove unnecessary or unexpected delays or rework? Stabilise Interventions
  17. 17. What measures and meetings might create insights and guide decisions on potential interventions? Sense Interventions
  18. 18. What small experiments could be run to safely learn the impact of different interventions? Search Interventions
  19. 19. If we can’t generate 5-10 options for a solution it means we are overly constrained and have too little diversity. Jabe Bloom
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  21. 21. Thank You! Karl Scotland @kjscotland