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Kanban Metrics

How to read a cumulative flow diagram

Cumulative Flow diagrams can contain quite a lot of information for observations. However, they can also be a little daunting...
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How to read a cumulative flow diagram
Kanban Metrics

Lead time scatterplots

Lead time scatterplots are an important tool for a team working with Kanban. Sometimes these are referred to as a...
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Lead time scatterplots
Kanban WiP Limits

WiP Limits = Focus

One word that I continually think of when I think of WiP limits is "Focus". Essentially, WiP limits create a...
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WiP Limits = Focus
Teams

Do you need Rockstars?

Everyone has probably seen a job ad for a "rockstar" team member, or perhaps it's come under a different name...
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Do you need Rockstars?
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How to read a cumulative flow diagram
Kanban Metrics

How to read a cumulative flow diagram

Cumulative Flow diagrams can contain quite a lot of information for observations. However, they can also be a little daunting...
Read More
Lead time scatterplots
Kanban Metrics

Lead time scatterplots

Lead time scatterplots are an important tool for a team working with Kanban. Sometimes these are referred to as a...
Read More
WiP Limits = Focus
Kanban WiP Limits

WiP Limits = Focus

One word that I continually think of when I think of WiP limits is "Focus". Essentially, WiP limits create a...
Read More
Do you need Rockstars?
Teams

Do you need Rockstars?

Everyone has probably seen a job ad for a "rockstar" team member, or perhaps it's come under a different name...
Read More
If something’s not working, do something different. If something is working, do something different.
Approaches

If something’s not working, do something different. If something is working, do something different.

The origin of this statement for me goes back nearly 20 years ago when I attended a technical leadership training...
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Kanban Books
Kanban

Kanban Books

A Listing of Kanban Related Books Over time, I've accumulated a number of Kanban books, however I don't think I've...
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“It’s on the Backlog”
Agile Backlogs

“It’s on the Backlog”

I've heard this being said a number of times with teams and it often reminds me of the story the...
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Large Batch Death Spiral
Lean

Large Batch Death Spiral

This is a term I first come across in Don Reinertsen’s “Principles of Product Development Flow” book ("B9: The Batch...
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Uncovering embedded options through a bias for delivery
Agile Kanban

Uncovering embedded options through a bias for delivery

I've recently been thinking about a number of experiences in my career where organisations who have a bias for delivery...
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Use options instead of backlogs
Agile Backlogs

Use options instead of backlogs

Often we become constrained in our thinking by the language we use - a good example is the use of...
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Constant WiP
Kanban WiP Limits

Constant WiP

Dealing with Resistance to WiP Limits Sometimes teams will understand the concept of WiP limits and be reasonably open to...
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Per Person WiP Limits
Kanban WiP Limits

Per Person WiP Limits

Dealing with Resistance to WiP Limits Another technique for dealing with resistance to explicit WiP limits is to try limiting...
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Right to Left
Kanban WiP Limits

Right to Left

Dealing with Resistance to WiP Limits This is one of what will become a series of blog posts that discuss...
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Validate Assumptions
Kanban

Validate Assumptions

I’ve seen a number of common patterns over the years in relation to assumptions. Sometimes using assumptions can be useful,...
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The key to Kanban is the WiP limits
Kanban WiP Limits

The key to Kanban is the WiP limits

Recently, I ran a session of “The ship game” that was created by @klausleopold (read up more about it in...
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Why use Kanban?
Kanban

Why use Kanban?

Why use Kanban? Kanban is more than just a "board" - the Kanban Agendas explain why you should start with kanban
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The Melbourne Cup Retro
Agile Retrospectives

The Melbourne Cup Retro

I’ve been doing this retrospective format for a number of years now and it’s been very useful. Given that we’re...
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Kanban & Cynefin Combined Meetup
Events Meetups

Kanban & Cynefin Combined Meetup

On 29 August 2019, the Melbourne Kanban and Cynefin meetup groups held a joint meetup for the first time. The...
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Identify Blockers
Kanban

Identify Blockers

Another major cause for long lead times are blockers. Blockers are things that prevent the flow of value / work...
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Identify Queues
Kanban

Identify Queues

I often find teams that are struggling to get their work done, but many of these don’t see the queues...
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