In this section, we have gathered materials that will help you get started with Kanban. Understanding the basic elements of Kanban is a vital step in boosting your productivity and building the foundation to utilize Kanban Tool appropriately and to its full potential.
by Jesper Boeg
Are you working in a mature but distributed team and looking for new way of optimizing your development process?
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Jesper Boeg, author of the "Priming Kanban", presents new approach to working in distributed teams in line with Kanban method. The book is a ten step guide on how to get started using Lean and Kanban principles to optimizing value and flow in a system. Read more »
Kanban method in four easy steps. Implementing significant improvements don't have to be extremely difficult. Kanban is a revolutionary concept popularized by Toyota. Today Kanban is helping many companies around the globe to improve their productivity and efficiency. Read more »
Kanban presents innovative approach to project management is software development. Nowadays, when building a software the specification changes more often than ever because companies operate in extremely unstable environment. That's why the project management should be more flexible and could easily adopt to the change. Traditional approaches like eXtreme Programming (XP) lacks this flexibility. Read more »
Kanban becomes considered as one of the best project management tools at the moment. Why? Because with Kanban method you can see what is going on with the project, what is the project status, who is working on what and if the project will be finished on time and budget. Kanban allows to easily visualize flow of work, limit work in progress and optimize cycle time. This articles tells you how to learn Kanban by actually doing it. Read more »
by David Joyce
This presentation answers the questions: what software engineering and manufacturing have in common. It also describes what is pull system and why does it change the way the teams work. "Pulling Value, Lean and Kanban" shows the first steps towards a painless implementation of Kanban method and how to get most of it. Read more »
by Karen Greaves
This paper presents a well written overview of Kanban metod by Karen Greave, who was inspired by a Kanban coaching workshop with David Anderson. The aim of the article is to acquaint the reader with key concepts of Kanban. The author enumerates and describes in detail seven things that are essential for Kanban. Read more »
by Karl Scotland
Originally Kanban was introduced by Toyota in production system, but quickly Kanban has spread around the globe and has been widely adapted in other sectors, especially in agile software development. Nowadays, Kanban becomes one of the top choices for highly skilled web developers and IT experts who want to solve management, innovation and efficiency problems through collaboration. This article presents examples of Agile Task Boards, Queue limits and WIP limits used in software development process. Read more »
by Karl Scotland
Karl Scotland explains the concept of Kanban System for software development. He identifies important aspects from which Kanban Systems can be viewed in order to understand and improve an overall organization's delivery capability: workflow, visualization, work in process, cadence and continuous improvement. This article gives a deep insight into those areas and their implications on Kanban System. Read more »
by David Anderson, Joseph Dager
Do you know people who change today's world of software development by promoting evolutionary approaches for management? Meet David Anderson, pioneer of Kanban, who gave a recent interview for Joe Dager. Kanban guru tells us about focusing on business value and applying lean thinking not only to software companies. David describes how he helps software development teams to become more effective. In his opinion, Kanban is solving problems with change management and cultural change. Read more »
by Matt Simpson
Kanban system was originated and implemented for the first time by Toyota in their production system. And since then, Kanban has amassed an impressive list of new users and fans in different ranges of industries and branches. Do you know why and what are the benefits of implementing Kanban method? Kanban is incredibly flexible and can be easily adapted in nearly any industry and any size of company or even for personal use. Read more »
by Vikas Hazrati
What is Kanban and what does it stand for? When should I apply it? These questions are answered in: "Wrong and Right Reasons to Apply Kanban" article.
Kanban is an innovative approach for managing teams to become more effective. Word Kanban (Kan ban) comes from Japanese: Kan which means "visual" and Ban - that stands for "card". There are several situations when Kanban just doesn't fit. Read more »
by Vikram Gupta
Do you want to change the way you work and, hence improve transparency, predictability, deliver faster and often? Are you considering implementing Kanban in your organization? If your answer is "yes", but you don't know how to do it, you should definitely read this interview with Dr. Arne Roock, author of the 30-page Kanban booklet "Stop Starting, Start Finishing". During his conversation with InfoQ editor Vikram Gupta, he explains the main assumptions of Kanban methodology. He answers the most important questions: who, why and how why should consider introducing Kanban method. Moreover, Dr. Arne Roock describes step-by-step how to successfully implement this approach in the company.
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by Mike Burrows
This article is addressed particularly to those who like to broaden their knowledge about Kanban method. It is not a brief summary of Kanban core practices, but a profound reflection on Kanban’s foundational principles. Inspired by previous publications and discussions in this field, Mike Burrows developeed a value-based description of Kanban method. In this pots he identifies and explains nine core values of Kanban. Read more »
by Mitch Pronschinske
Kanban become recently a popular trend in agile development. Kanban's Lean approach to software development was pioneered by David Anderson. In 2004 he conducted the experiment with a Microsoft IT department, which was aimed at examining the usability of Kanban-like methods. This is an exclusive interview that Davd Anderson gave to Mitch Pronschinske in November 2010. Their conversation concerned the very beginnings of Kanban Evolution. Read more »