I mentioned the Kanban for workshop last week. If you couldn’t make it, check out this video debriefing on Kanban. It’s not a replacement for the workshop, but it gives some insight into Kanban and why it works for some organizations.
On the round table are:
Damon Edwards (DTO Solutions)
Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
John Willis (Enstratus)
Gene Kim (Author of Visible Ops)
Dominica DeGrandis (Kanban consultant, David J. Anderson & Associates)
Some interesting points from the discussion:
Kanban is good for remote teams, not just those that work in the same physical place.
Kanban isn’t a replacement for project management, it’s a way of visualizing projects.
Don’t try to make a lot of decisions based on Kanban until you have some data. “You’re not going to be able to do anything until you see some patterns,” John Willis says.
The visibility of Kanban can help generate more empathy within an organization – when there’s visibility into the backlog, people can be more understanding about project delays.
The best advise for getting started with Kanban? Just start doing it, don’t overthink or overplan it. Just try it.
(hat tip Dev2Ops)
(Photo by Dennis Hamilton)