Kanban

 Kanban

An introductory talk on Kanban process given at the Highgroove Studios Tech Talk day on April 13, 2012.

The focus was on how the Kanban process works and where it comes from, with some minor emphasis on available tools and why you might switch from an existing workflow.

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Will Farrington

April 13, 2012
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  1. Kanban

  2. WILL FARRINGTON @wfarr github.com/wfarr

  3. Kanban

  4. What is Kanban

  5. Visual Process Management

  6. Incremental Evolutionary Change

  7. History Lesson

  8. 1940-1950

  9. Toyota

  10. Assembly Lines

  11. GTD JIT

  12. $THING IS HARD

  13. LIMIT $THINGS

  14. Doing a Little

  15. a little bit at a time

  16. LOTS EVENTUALLY

  17. 4 Basic Stages

  18. BACKLOG

  19. I can work on it someday

  20. NEXT

  21. I can work on it right now

  22. WIP

  23. I’ve already started working on it

  24. DONE

  25. None
  26. You Can Make Your Own Steps

  27. Start with the Basics Add More as Needed

  28. Process

  29. None
  30. Left to Right

  31. I WANT TO DO A $THING

  32. Has the WIP Limit Been Met?

  33. YES: SWARM!

  34. NO: NEXT!

  35. Can I Pull Something from Next?

  36. YES: PULL IT!

  37. NO: &$%@!

  38. Make Something in the Backlog Workable

  39. I Finished the Thing!

  40. Move it to Done

  41. Rinse Repeat

  42. ad infinitum

  43. Monitor

  44. have someone police the kanban board

  45. manage each other enforce the rules

  46. Evaluate State from Right to Left

  47. Identify Problems Fix Them

  48. Gotchas

  49. Always Pull the First Thing from Next

  50. If the First Thing is Not the Right Thing PRIORITIZE

    WORK
  51. Never Pull a New Thing if the WIP Limit is

    Met
  52. If WIP is Full...

  53. BIG

  54. &$#%ING

  55. PROBLEM

  56. SWARM AND FIX

  57. Follow the Rules Use the System

  58. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER

    NEVER NEVER
  59. NEVER IGNORE THE RULES

  60. PROCESS FOR CHANGE

  61. USE THE PROCESS

  62. WHY USE KANBAN

  63. proven process

  64. a lot like “Agile”

  65. it will make all your wildest dreams come true maybe

  66. EXPLORE BOTTLENECKS

  67. FIND INEFFICIENCY

  68. MAKE EFFICIENCY

  69. TOOLS

  70. YOUR WALL

  71. try starting with a physical board

  72. KANBAN PAD

  73. KANBAN TOOL

  74. LEANIT KANBAN

  75. AGILE ZEN

  76. QUESTIONS?

  77. WILL FARRINGTON HIGHGROOVE STUDIOS @wfarr | github.com/wfarr speakerdeck.com/u/wfarr/p/kanban