Crystal clear as usual. Like the comic style!
Kanban limit of two (2). Good to know!
Observant readers will notice that the developers increased their limit to 3 a few days later )
Sorry – I laughed too much. Don’t be so funny if you got such an important message
Can we see comparison (with a similar comic) “One Day in Agile Land” please?
Which part of this comic was not agile?
Is the change in dev limit from 2 to 3 intended to signify anything, other than the limits can change?
I generally think that reducing the limits is a sign of improvement as the team achieves better flow
The change from 2 to 3 was mostly to show that it can change. In this case to accomadate a higher variability.
do you mind I translate this?
I’d like to share this picture with my fellow developers
Sure, feel free to translate it.
A translation to Brazilian Portuguese:
LOL, the truth hurts.
I can’t work out if you’re for or against.
To be for or against Kanban would be as silly as being for or against staplers. It’s all about context.
Thanks for the presentation, it a great one !!! But it has left me confused on one point. I know Agile and I know scrum but Kanban is new to me. I dont understand when the presentation says Scrum team Kanban 1 and then says Kanban team 2 and kanban team 3 on slide no 10. Can some one please tell me wether scrum team are different than Kanban? Id yes whats the difference.
If Team 1 calls themselves a Kanban team and Team 2 calls themselves a Scrum team, the only thing we know for sure is that they have different names. Other than that, the teams can be very similar or very different. I suggest you read the “Kanban vs Scrum” article, it should clarify things. http://www.crisp.se/henrik.kniberg/Kanban-vs-Scrum.pdf
The slides you saw are mostly just pictures, with little or no explanation.
Have some of the slides disappeared? The Portuguese translation seems to have a few additional ones.
Oops, thanks for pointing that out! Looks I slipped on the keys when I added the link to the translations. Now the comic is complete again!
This is great stuff. You’ve explained this as lucidly as one could get. Do you mind if I share this comic with my fellow developers?
Feel free to use the comic as you like.
This really reminds me of a fast food restaurant. That’s a good thing. Deployment is king because in-progress or completed food that’s not deployed is going stale and the customers are going hungry. No point taking more orders or preparing more food if the orders aren’t being completed. The prime focus has to be deployment and staff get moved down-stream to relieve the blockage and balance the system.
Good metaphor there!
What a grap, no beef, no point, again new buzz word for obvious well known old stuff
I wish you were right. I’ll sure celebrate the day this becomes “obvious well known old stuff” )
Here a french translation http://www.openagile.net/2009/10/07/un-jour-au-pays-de-kanban/
With my Tux
Good work, added a link to your version above! Yours is prettier than mine )
Thanks for the link and your comment about my design .
If others are interested I can give my images in SVG (inkscape) format.
German version is up, thanks Arne Roock!
While introducing kanban, I showed this to them. They got the idea very quickly and enjoyed it. Thank you for great work
(I’m one of the Korean translators of your Scrum and XP Book)
Thanks for your feedback, glad the comic was useful to you! And good work with the translation.
I have also a demonstration of Kanban coming and these I was planning to show as well. I’ve worked with Scrum and Kanban now for a year and eventually starting to get the big picture Your work has both helped and inspired me a lot and for that I salute you sir. Tack så mycket.
Great!! Innovative idea of describing Kanban.
As usual, great material
Always gets the point of Kanban across..
In a recent presentation explaining CFD I used this alongside hour-by-hour CFDs showing whats going on. Available on http://www.slideshare.net/yyeret/explaining-cumulative-flow-diagrams-cfd
Feel free to reuse!
Awesome slides! Thanks for sharing back.
Bastante bueno el comic. Gracias por ponerlo, así uno conoce más sobre Kanban.
This is great, of course, AND this is how I have always coached people to do Scrum. Work on one story at a time (max two) and the whole team work on outstanding tasks for that story until the story is complete. I can’t imagine why anyone would do otherwise. It would result in a loss of focus and a task-switching overhead.
In a Scrum sprint, would you be OK with not having a sprint plan, and instead having the PO add stories to the sprint on a just-in-time basis? That particular aspect is otherwise what I consider to be non-Scrum. Scrum, as I’ve understood it, prescribes that the team should commit to a fixed number of stories for a sprint, and not allow the PO (or anyone else) to change this during the sprint.
Appreciate it that you came up with the 2nd part of your squeezed links. I’ve seen One day in Kanban Land and its great.
Thanks a lot for sharing the article on google. That’s a awesome article. I enjoyed the article a lot while reading. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article.
2 year on and this graphic still does the wonders. Absolutely terrific. Nothings more clear
Thanks for sharing! I’ve added a link to the Persion/Farsi version on the translations list above.
Thnaks Henrik, your comic is great to explain Kanban to others!
Just note that the link to the french translation is broken …
Thanks for notifying me! The French link is fixed now.
Very powerful!! Thanks for that!
[...] Kanban-Board | Quelle: Henrik Kniberg [...]
[...] A visual representation of Kanban in action for software projects: http://blog.crisp.se/2009/06/26/henrikkniberg/1246053060000 [...]
Can I use this comic to explain the concept elsewhere … Pls let me know
Yes, feel free to use it. Just leave a reference to the original version, thanks.
Great stuff !!!, Looking forward for more pictures.
[...] Pour découvrir simplement le Kanban, je vous conseille la lecture de la BD d’Henrik Kniberg “One day in Kanban land“. [...]
Turkish version : http://www.kodcu.com/2012/08/kanban-ile-bir-gun-nasil-gecer/
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Thank you for awesome information!
I translate Korean version: http://wp.me/p2Lc1y-3R
Thanks for translating! I added a link to your translation above.
Nice pictures to explain Kanban, thank you! If you want to show what happens to flow with various work in progress limits and the (usual reaction) effect of putting more people in one ‘step’, we build a small simulator: http://zilverline.github.com/flowmulator/public/index.html and a blog describing why we build it: blog.zilverline.com/2012/09/21/flowmulator-a-kanban-flow-simulator/
Last slide was funniest when KANBAN limit exceeds to 3… LOL!
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