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The Kanban Story - Ups and Downs of Implementing Kanban


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The Kanban Story - Ups and Downs of Implementing Kanban

  1. 1. The Kanban StoryUps and Downs of Implementing Kanban<br />Starring<br />Pawel Brodzinski as Narrator<br />The Team as Themselves<br />
  2. 2. Once Upon a Time In Central Europe<br /> Once upon a time in central Europe there was a small cross-functional team, which striven after building good software despite issues they faced along the way…<br />
  3. 3. In the Meantime In Alternative Reality…<br />…there was a team which dealt with maintenance projects…<br />…there was a team which was doing project fire fighting all the time trying to escape a death march…<br />…there was a team with crazy product manager changing his mind all the time…<br />…there was a team working on multiple concurrent small projects…<br />
  4. 4. Underground<br />Allegedly<br />high-quality<br />software<br />Never-finished tasks<br />Ever-changing priorities<br />Chaotic product management<br />
  5. 5. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Kanban But Were Afraid to Ask<br />Henrik Kniberg &<br />Mattias Skarin<br /><br />
  6. 6. It Happened One Night<br />Single afternoon, 3 rules, 1 tool<br />
  7. 7. The Kanban Is Not Enough<br /> Garbage in – garbage out<br />Kanban is not a project management methodology<br />
  8. 8. Toy Story<br />
  9. 9. In the Meantime In Alternative Reality…<br />Adjust tools for people, not people for tools<br /> There is no such thing as the best engineering approach<br />
  10. 10. Groundhog Day<br />
  11. 11. Sherlock Holmes<br />The puzzle:<br />How should we do (insert pretty much anything here)?<br />The answer:<br />I don’t know, experiment!<br />
  12. 12. The Incredibles<br />Co-location!<br />No-meeting culture<br />Best engineering practices<br />
  13. 13. Monsters, Inc.<br />Version control<br />Deployment<br />Code ownership<br />Product management<br />Setting right limits<br />
  14. 14. Love Actually<br />If you happen to<br /><ul><li>hate unnecessary formalisms
  15. 15. work in a small team of disciplined engineers
  16. 16. experience priority changes all the time
  17. 17. avoid implementing methods by the book
  18. 18. start simple and improve over time</li></ul>you may actually fall in love with Kanban<br />
  19. 19. No Country For Old Men<br />If you happen to<br /><ul><li>follow detailed process of the rest of your organization
  20. 20. work with engineers who don’t care much about craftsmanship
  21. 21. work with primadonnas
  22. 22. be a part of distributed team
  23. 23. avoid experimenting</li></ul>you may find you are too ‘old’ for Kanban country<br />
  24. 24. Based on a true story<br />Pawel Brodzinski<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />