I’ve published another book! This one’s called “Lean from the Trenches“. It is about how we scaled a 60-person project by combing techniques from Kanban, Scrum, and XP. I chose this title because it really it illustrates how to put Lean principles into practice in a software project, especially the notion of an end-to-end KanbanContinue reading
Hi! Tim Yevgrashyn has made an amazing job translating my 10 kanban board article (included poorly crafted English 🙂 into Russian. Thanks! It is available here! I did study Russian once, but it’s a far cry now from where I left it. Proud over: Once fooling a guard at the Kremlin tickett stand that IContinue reading
I’ve updated the ol’ 10 kanban board samples. Some additions: From marketing to released product – sample kanban board Release manager kanban Operations – online platform maintenance You’ll find the kanban samples here. /Mattias ps: new link! If you get “file is damaged” – try to reload page once.Continue reading
Kanban kick-start has been updated. What’s new? Not much but I met David J Anderson and after that meeting I felt I wanted to make some changes to be more compliant with the content of his course “Kanban for Managers”. Please enjoy. http://www.crisp.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Kanban-kick-start-v2.pdf If you like to have a version with the changes visualized, please letContinue reading
BTW when I did this presentation I was sitting in a small hotel room in Tokyo with 4 sleeping kids. Due to timezone differences it was the middle of the night. Fortunately nobody woke up 🙂
Back from Zurich. I presented at the ReForum, a gathering for requirement engineers and product owners, arranged by SAQ. My topic was “Exploring requirement options with kanban” and more specific, what you can do if you do have a more complex development scenario (ie. large customer base, not just one team..) I always enjoy comingContinue reading
I had a conversation with some of my colleagues about what makes a good daily stand-up, here are some properties: Time-boxed (15 minutes) Everyone is engaged Synchronization is taking place Attention to problems People ask for help The conversation is about stuff that matters to most people, individual issues are postponed Anyone can lead theContinue reading
A year ago I held an Open Space at Scrum Gathering in Stockholm about Agile Support. I have since received several requests to expand on the topic, so here it comes. Download the article about Agile support with Kanban Good Luck! /TomasContinue reading
Here is a detailed example of a fairly typical 2-tier Kanban board, for teams that know the basics of Kanban and are taking their first steps towards implementing it in practice. Translations: German Japanese Turkish It is sort of like a code example, or a condensed Kanban patterns repository. Print it out and use itContinue reading
Scrum does not fit well into the fast moving world of support. There is no Sprint committment, there is just continuous work.
But support teams can go Agile. The solutions is spelled Kanban. I have coached two support teams adopting Kanban and attached is a visual representation in how we did it.
"It really helps us visualize our projects and situation"
– Team member
"The first useful thing I can bring with me"
– Team member
This is not the only way to do it and it is certainly not the end station :). It was just the way that helped our teams to "get going" instead of talking about it.