Continue reading: Lean from the Trenches – Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban

Lean from the Trenches – Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban

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 Kanban

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Continue reading: 10 kanban boards and their context – translated to Russian

10 kanban boards and their context – translated to Russian

Hi! Tim Yevgrashyn has made an amazing job translating my 10 kanban board article (included poorly crafted English ūüôā 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 I

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Continue reading: 10 kanban boards and their context – version 1.2

10 kanban boards and their context – version 1.2

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.

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Continue reading: 2:nd version of Kanban Kick-start

2:nd version of Kanban Kick-start

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 let

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Continue reading: Intro to Kanban – slides from Leaders of Agile webinar

Intro to Kanban – slides from Leaders of Agile webinar

Here are my Kanban Intro slides from my Leaders of Agile webinar together with Kent Beck and Aslam Khan on Oct 27. Thanks for participating!

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 ūüôā

Sample slides:

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Continue reading: Tokyo Scrum Gathering keynote: Everybody wants Change, but nobody likes to Be Changed

Tokyo Scrum Gathering keynote: Everybody wants Change, but nobody likes to Be Changed

Here are the slides for my Tokyo Scrum Gathering keynote “Everybody wants Change, but nobody likes to be changed“. Thanks for attending! Sample slides:

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Continue reading: Slides from ReForum Zurich

Slides from ReForum Zurich

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 coming

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Continue reading: Properties of a good daily stand-up

Properties of a good daily stand-up

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 the

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Continue reading: Agile Support with Kanban

Agile Support with Kanban

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! /Tomas

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Continue reading: Kanban kick-start example

Kanban kick-start example

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 it

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Continue reading: One day in Kanban land

One day in Kanban land

Here’s a really short and simple kanban intro: Translations: Brazilian Portuguese Chinese Czech French German Japanese Korean Turkish

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Continue reading: Agile for support and operations in 5 min

Agile for support and operations in 5 min

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

How support can go Agile in 5 min

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.
— mattias.skarin(at)crisp.se

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