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Is there any benefit to just artificially reducing WIP in a Kanban system? [closed]

So imagine this scenario: There is only 1 developer, who also is the bottleneck (testers, etc are busy on other contracts). There is a nontrivial backlog of tickets, most of which are blocked for not ...
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How do you explain agile process tool (like Scrum or Kanban) to a (traditional) project manager? [closed]

I am sure many people involved in the software development projects came up with this question, but I could not actually come up with satisfying answer. How to explain to a manager used to having a ...
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Feedback on a Kanban Board for Solution Architectects [closed]

Before I get started I need to issue a pre-emptive apology: It is very likely that some of the terminology / vocabulary I use in this post is plain wrong there is also a good chance I have ...
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Kanban: How to choose work item size

Starting with Kanban, I'm not sure about how granular my work items should be. While you find lots of concrete recommendations about how to choose the WIP, most of the Kanban tutorials I've read stay ...
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Continuous Delivery: Kanban, SCRUM, or other?

I was wondering if there was an SDLC (software development lifecycle) or methodology (Kanban, SCRUM, waterfall, otherwise, etc.) that was particularly well-suited for continuous delivery systems, and ...
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Iterative process modelling on a kanban board

Kanban does assume a more-or-less linear flow. Most of the time this models software development quiet well: we crate a user story, we code it, we test it, and we deploy it. However, some internal ...
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What are common categories for Kanban and Scrum JIRA boards?

One minimal Kanban-like system has three places for cards: "To do", "In progress", "Done". As I've seen Scrum and Kanban on the web, it is maybe five or six categories. What are some of the common ...
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How to do ab testing [closed]

Many books on startups/kanban strongly advocate the use of AB testing to validate product features. I haven't had any experience with this but it sounds like a great idea for some projects. My ...
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Should you reward based on overall project completeness or velocity?

The development team I'm in has been working on a VERY large project for months now and we recently started to implement a kanban board with agile practices into our process. We have seen MASSIVE ...
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balancing old cases with agile practices

My team is just getting started integrating agile practices (we've chosen kanban) into our dev, test and design teams, but we have a lot of bug cases and feature cases not written in user stories left ...
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Combining KanBan in a SCRUM process

Does anybody have an experience in combining KanBan in SCRUM, could this work, would this make sence or would it be an overdesign?
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Finding Bugs in Tasks

A colleague and I have run a Kanban board at 2 places of work now, introducing a kind of scrum-ban agile/lean process into the team. Helping us move towards more flow orientated work and continuous ...
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Agile and different facet of software development

It is said that the Kanban methodology is suited for software maintenance and support areas, whereas Scrum is more suited for new product development. No process or methods are complete. Using the ...
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Why has extreme programming (XP) gone out of date in favor of Agile, Kanban etc?

I like XP (extreme programming) especially the part where there are 2 programmers at the same screen since often a problem's solution gets closer if only you explain what you're doing and pair ...
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What is the role of traditional issue tracker when Scrum / Kanban board is used?

From a very high level view, to me it seems there are generally 2 types of Project Management tools: Traditional issue trackers like Fogbugz, JIRA, BugZilla, Trac, Redmine etc. Virtual card boards / ...
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Does it make sense to use Kanban if all steps are done by the same person?

In our team all task's steps are always done by the same developer. I.e for task 1, person A does design, development, and testing; for task 2, person B does does design, development, and testing, ...
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Lean/Kanban *Inside* Software (i.e. WIP-Limits, Reducing Queues and Pull as Programming Techniques)

Thinking about Kanban, I realized that the queuing-theory behind the SW-development-methodology obviously also applies to concurrent software. Now I'm looking for whether this kind of thinking is ...
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How do you avoid disrupting the flow of work when the Product Owner asks for a release?

My team has been using Scrum for years with a goal to deliver a potentially releasable build each sprint. We recently started using a Kanban board moving away from time-boxed delivery to ...
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What KanBan specific software is out there? [closed]

I am looking for a Kanban tool that will allow me to create and manage a scrum board with stories and tasks. Something like this: http://www.simple-kanban.com/download/Simple_Kanban_App_1.0RC1.html, ...
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Should technical debt be scheduled as a feature or a chore (or a bug)?

I've added a couple of user stories that address some technical debt to my Pivotal Tracker board. Should I consider them as features (keeping my velocity level) or as chores/bugs (lowering my ...
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Project Management Techniques (high level)

Our software dev team is currently using kanban for our development lifecycles, and, from the reasonably short experience of a few months, I think it's going quite well (certainly compared to a few ...
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How can I track quality attributes on my team's Kanban?

My team uses a Kanban system for tracking day-to-day progress and it's worked out really well for understanding progress on features (captured as user stories). We have largely allowed our system ...
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How to specify WIP limits in Kanban?

Consider a typical Kanban board: Input, Analysis, Dev Ready, Development, Build Ready, Test, Release Ready How to specify WIP limits for each column? any formula?