So I went to the ElixirConfEU. And it was awesome! I met great people. Heard good talks. Enjoyed a nice location (Barcelona!). Good seats. Which is not a small thing when spending more than six hours listening to talks. And finally: it was more than properly organized. Rooms were easy to find. (more…)
What are classes of service?
Classes of service divides tasks in different aspects. Every kind of work can be classified.
Some tasks get solved if you code a requirements, others will be solved by migrating data or exporting them into an specific format. Different kinds of work also have different priorities to each other. So, the classes of service span parallel flows over one Kanban board. (more…)
This blogpost describes the Work In Progress (WIP) limits of the Kanban process and forms one of the five key values, which are as follows: (more…)
How I conquered the European Human Resources hot spot
Last month I spontaneously visited the HR conference “Zukunft Personal 2016“ in Cologne, which is regarded as one of the most innovative Human Resources conferences in Europe. More than 730 exhibitors and 16.000 visitors in three days – and I was in the thick of things. I visited the conference on its last day. (more…)
Pace the inputs and reduce their transaction costs
The coordination of the prioritisation of the tasks in a project may involve many parties: the development team, which is obvious in our case, but also sales, marketing, finance, external partners and so on. (more…)
Otherwise you will be obsolete after some years. (more…)
A continuous delivery rhythm is a very popular and important factor in agile software development projects. Most of the development methods (such as SCRUM) use fixed delivery rhythms (so called “iterations”) of two weeks or so. (more…)
Run Effective Standups around Kanban
Kanban – Best practices
The most obvious practice to coordinate your team is to use the physical Kanban board itself. WIP limits and visual information (service class, due date, …) will help to indicate whether new tasks can be pulled and what tasks to pull. An alternative or addition to the physical board can be an electronic/online tool (e.g. kanbanery.com). An online board can do more things than a physical board, for example creating metrics and reports for the management. (more…)
In this article let me give you some tips on visualizing the value chain of the workflow using Kanban. In order to do so, we have to keep in mind that Kanban does not seek to install a new workflow, neither does it change job titles, roles, responsibilities or specific work practices. (more…)
Kaizen is a Japanese word with the meaning of „continuous improvement“. It contains the two Japanese characters „kai“ which means „change“ and „zen“ which means „good“.