This is the story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation. It explains why Sandvik IT chose the Kanban method; how it was deployed using a kick-start concept; how it was followed-up using a depth-of-kanban assessment; and the effects so far. The article includes links to concrete and step-by-step information on how to run these kick-starts and assessments
This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda. Building on the sustainability agenda, this agenda adds the values of customer focus, flow, and leadership. Individually, each of these brings some challenge; collectively, they can represent to a significant sense of direction, a much more outward-looking approach to change.
This first article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model, explores the sustainability agenda: a common approach to Kanban adoption at the level of individuals and teams, often motivated by the need for relief from unsustainable practices and workloads. This sustainability agenda draws on the Kanban values transparency, balance, and collaboration.
Tracking projects is challenging when enterprises adopt agile in product development. Smaller work items and lower work in process improves risk management and supports agile execution and learning. 3
Lean’s major concept is reducing waste: removing anything that is not adding value to the customer from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment. 2
The Lean Kanban Conference took place in downtown Chicago last week, and InfoQ interviewed David J. Anderson, father of Kanban in the software development industry. 5
At the Lean Kanban conference, InfoQ asked Dr. Arne Roock how a team can evaluate whether Kanban is the right tool, and how to kick it off. Dr. Roock offers some prescriptive advice.
Kanban pioneer David J. Anderson recently went to Brazil to present a course on Kanban, and gave a wide-ranging interview to InfoQ Brasil editors. See the major highlights. 1
This case study describes how Kanban and lean development techniques were used to rescue a distressed project that had violated its budget, schedule, and quality constraints. 13
Kanban raises tough questions on a management and leadership level. Nick tackles the 5 most common arguments against Kanban and how to respond to them. 12
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4
Many people who try Kanban end up doing it all wrong and then blame Kanban for their mistakes. This article discusses some common ways Kanban can be misused and how to avoid those mistakes. 3