When I started my Kanban adventure some time ago, I’ve heard The Sentence: “Don’t move your items backwards on the board”. The thoughts I had in that moment were pretty similar to the doubts I read about recently when preparing to writing this article: why is it not advised to do so? What if … More Don’t move items backwards on the kanban board
Starting discussion about risk management usually causes hate reflex or at least reluctance in inquired audience. We fill in risk assessment logs, discuss long lists of red lights created in excel. We assess risk impact and probability. We spend days and nights arguing with each other that the risk item is – or actually is … More Human face of risk
The learning effect is obvious to all of us, yet still very powerful. The more human factor is embedded in the system, the more impact it has on the project outcome. On the other hand, when we start a new initiative or projects, we tend to forget about this element and treat the effects we … More Never stop learning – why is learning curve effect so powerful?
The kanban board is one of the first elements of Kanban you will hear about probably. It is the heart of visualization practice, which is the first of the six Kanban core practices. We’ve also talk about it twice already: that Kanban method is not the same thing as a board and that your board … More Do we really, really need a board?
“Since the inventory in a product development process is not physical object but information, it is virtually invisible.” Donald R. Reinertsen, “The Principles of Product Development Flow. Second Generation Lean Product Development” Imagine bike store. Full of new, shining vehicles. If you looked for a bike, nothing better could have happened to you that day … More Bikes, bananas and work in progress (Inventory – Part 1)
Establishing the first ever kanban board is a memorable event in team’s life. We discuss a lot to find the best-ever-solution-for-now-and-for-always, which then changes in… two weeks time. Good, fair enough, at least we know our process flow. Which then changes in… a month. Let’s discuss the work in progress limits. “Two”, “why two”? “Maybe … More Kanban Board is a living organism
Recently Kate started our new cycle: “Debunking Kanban Myths” with article “Myth 1- Kanban board means Kanban method” Today I would like to continue with Myth #2: Kanban is perfect, when you have no strict deadlines, but you move tickets only. Otherwise… well, better use something else. Reducing Kanban to creating board and moving tickets … More Myth 2 – you can only use Kanban when you have no deadlines