Use the Kanban tag for project management questions about how to implement Kanban as a methodology. This tag is not for questions about software recommendations. However, questions about how to integrate a specific software solution or tool as it relates to Kanban is on topic.

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Change managements / effects / when using Kanban with estimates

If we can estimate every task we get pretty good, how to manage unplanned work if we estimated some work in Kanban and committed to deliver it on specific date? Are there tools that can help to tell ...
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What can we do for a fragmented team with short projects?

I'm working in an agency and we are seven employees. Most of the employees have very specific skills. There is one employee for video productions, two for design, one for social network, one for ...
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Predicting release date change in Kanban due to PROD issues

We are transiting from Scrum to Kanban. One of the things we need to still have to stick to some deadlines (stakeholders need to know some dates). We have some classes of tasks negotiated with ...
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What are the “pillars” of the Kanban process?

The Scrum Guide states: Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process control: transparency, inspection, and adaptation. What are the pillars of the Kanban process? Are they ...
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Kanban - If List is “full” (at WIP limit) do you just split list into DO and DOING?

If the next stage (list) in a Kanban is full (at it's Work In Progress (WIP) limit) then it seems you should/can not move the finished card to that List. Only solution I see is to split each list into ...
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How to eliminate wasted time / improve cadence on epic boundaries

Our work is organized around epics, which are the unit of business decision making and prioritization. Each represents a higher-level business feature or technical task. Epics are divided into user ...
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How to find the right size for user stories for a dev team

One of my teams is struggling with user story sizing. A couple of weeks ago the stories seemed to be too big i.e. they were dragging along / staying on the board for weeks. The PO has started to ...
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Any ideas for mixing a kanban with taskboards

I am the PM of a small team of 6 programmers, recently we are trying to go more agile by including in our workflow some principles or techniques of XP, scrum, scrumban and lean. A very important ...
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Kanban / Scrum software [closed]

My team currently uses zenhub, and are looking for something to better fit our needs Current Needs ( Most are met by zenhub ) Must be able to paste image from clipboard into ticket ( having to ...
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As an Agile Coach, how do I deal with argumentative and uncooperative team members?

I an an Agile Coach and Scrum Master for a development team. One of developers has become impossible to work with because of her attitude towards in particular me and I am not sure how to handle it. ...
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Does the team need 2 different Kanban boards for part-time work?

My development team splits there time between two completely distinct pieces of work. New functionality user stories Bugs which relate to a completely different product (1 day a week) Typically ...
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Does multiple cards in progress by a single person reduce kanban efficiency

My development team is very new to kanban. We have already seen the benefits of the simply visualizing our process. However, as of late I have noticed developers picking up multiple cards at the ...
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How can we track the status of very large, very broad user stories in our web development process?

I'm looking into using user stories for our next web project. For example: There will be a homepage with some information and the latest projects for the client. How could you turn this into one ...
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In Kanban, What should I do if the card has a bug that need to be fixed in Test column?

Let's say the workflow is something like this: Todo -> Development -> Test -> Release If some feature has done in development and moved to test, when tester found a bug, may be app crashing or ...
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Do we need different Kanban boards for different task categories? (i.e. admin, development, research)

I'm part of a research team and we do different tasks. For example, we might research tasks(i.e. read literature, implement algorithms,etc) or development tasks (e.g. set up server, deploy website, ...
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How can I accomodate hotfixes in the KanBan board in JIRA

Say I have 4 tickets in Done state in the Kanban board. I plan to release them together after a detailed QA which would take me about 2 days. However I have this one ticket which is a hotfix and it ...
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Using personal kanban board for daily standups in scrum process

Is it possible to use personal kanban boards for daily stand-ups and to plan one working day if I work in scrum team?
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Secondary team block primary team due to lack of quality-driven development and WIP limits

Where I work, there are two teams of developers. Team A use Kanban and consider quality non-negotiable. They are responsible for developing the client-facing website, part of which contains an ...
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Divide “stories” into tasks or columns?

My team's core job (we're not in the software business) is to install hardware at sites which typically takes around a month start to finish and typically involves around 5 or so distinct stages (site ...
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Project management methodologies for multiple projects, small teams, diverse skills, partially remote team

I have been reading a lot on Scrum to evaluate its use in our company. I've done a few trials runs with it where the teams were exploring different aspects of it to get some real world feel. I'm not ...
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Kanban / Agile Goes Haywire

I've been practicing Agile and leading a new team for a while in a new organization. Everything works perfectly fine. Task got pulled by the team. Process that is set by the team has been followed by ...
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Retrospective to introduce Kanban

I want to introduce my Scrum team to Kanban and I am not sure how best to approach it. Does anyone have any good ideas?
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What is a good process to use for project work and issues?

I am trying to improve the Agile process by which a team works. They currently have a Kanban board but they aren't necessarily using it effectively. They have 2 types of tasks: 1) New project work - ...
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How to manage a schedule across multiple PMs when using a single team for both development & support?

I work for a small company (22 people), whereby the development team works on both new features (40%) and support/maintenance tasks (60%). We have several account/project managers who prioritise the ...
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How often and when should you change WIP limits?

I'm testing out Kanban on my research team and I think we're okay for now. We've visualized our workflow and set limits to the tasks. I'm using Kanban in Action for reference. I've set an initial WIP ...
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What do I do with the excess WIP when starting a conversion to Kanban?

We're about to shift to a Kanban process, but (as one would expect) there is way too much WIP already underway in the organization. If our day one Kanban board reflects the current state, it could ...
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Who can add more cards to the Kanban Backlog

If a project is already started and the team is using a Kanban Board, who can add more cards to the Backlog? Are there some specific rules? Is it the manager, any of the team members, or are such ...
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How to handle unplanned work in Kanban?

My team has recently changed from Scrum to a Kanban like setup. We switched because our plans in Scrums were always spoiled by external initiatives. Now we do day to day planning instead. We pull ...
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In kanban, what should we do about routine work in each day?

For example, task like filter the bug's report from customer to create a new backlog to be discuss later on Kanban board which should be done everyday. Should I create the new card everyday like "...
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Are daily stand ups the same for Kanban and Scrum teams?

There is a lot of discussion about what should and what should not be allowed in daily stand ups. Some people say it should not include status updates. What is the definition of a status update? ...
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What are some differences between Scrumban and Kanban?

It seems to me that scrumban is just a form of Kanban with additional tools like the cadence, planning, retrospective, and daily standup thrown in. Why is scrumban turning into another branded ...
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What mechanisms promote continuous improvement on Agile teams?

I'm in the process of comparing scrum teams to kanban teams and I wanted to answer the following questions: What scrum processes/tools promote continuous improvement? What kanban processes/tools ...
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Kanban team engages in technical discussions after daily standup

My Kanban development team is very good about sticking to the 15 minute daily standup rule and not discussing technical details and not giving updates but co-ordinating activities for the day etc. ...
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Accommodating back-end and front-end tasks in Kanban

Facing a kanban board workflow issue and don't think we've quite nailed a solution yet. We're building an app backed by a middleware tier serving up JSON content. Nothing new about it. Issue we have ...
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How do I set up a Jira Kanban board to have queues before the backlog?

I have a Kanban board going, but the backlog is large enough to be unmanageable. I'd like to have a pair of queues before the backlog, "untriaged" and "triaged", where the bulk of the long-range ...
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In a Kanban or Scrum workflow should tasks/stories move back?

What is the best practice in terms of moving stories/tasks through the workflow. Should stories be allowed to move back in the workflow e.g. In Deployment to In Development; In Development to To Do. ...
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What to do when PO is taking over daily stand ups

I am a new scrum master for an established team. The PO gets along very well with team almost like buddies and is an ex-developer. This PO has started taking over my job of facilitating in the daily ...
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Where to put those cards that are finished during the day in Scrumban?

I've successfully implemented Scrumban. I implement the daily scrum meeting and retrospective. I love how easy the Kanban board is that it helps for the whole team to know where are we now at the ...
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How to integrate a new QA Engineer in a established dev team

Does anyone have any tips or advice of how to integrate a new junior QA Engineer into a established, highly technical dev team.
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Is there a good model for choosing an agile approach?

I'm a project manager in an extremely bureaucratic, waterfall-oriented organization, but have the opportunity to pilot an agile approach with a new project I'm spinning up. I have experience with ...
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How to handle a part-time kanban team member

A Kanban development team has a WIP limit of 4 on their in-dev column. One of the team members is part-time i.e. not 100% and they are working on a story and therefore holding up 1 spot in the WIP ...
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What alternatives can I find to Kanban for enterprise applications

We are currently using Kanban to manage customizations and extensions within our application. Our application is an enterprise application which is highly configurable, however, configure the tool ...
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Project Managing Upwards [closed]

Does anyone have any suggestions for managing upwards. Books, articles, blogs or papers? I have been told in a couple of performance reviews that I need to learn to manage upwards (in respect to ...
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What is lead time?

I am struggling to truly grasp what lead time means on a Kanban project. I have read about it in several books but I still can't get my head around it. Can someone explain it.
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Fast start guide for ScrumMaster

I have been hired as a new ScrumMaster for two existing teams I would like a fast start guide to use as a plan of attack for how I should start. I am literally going to be dropped into the teams ...
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How do I get started with Kanban? I have a backlog full of user stories

I'm in the early stages of developing a new project and I'm trying to pick up and apply agile techniques. In particular I'm trying to set up a Kanban approach with the development of this project. ...
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tracking and progress in a Kanban

How can we measure the progress of a task in Kanban? Also will there be an estimate for a task or is it simply saying that focus on the task and finish it rather than sticking to the deadline ?
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Kanban for web agency

We use Kanban since a couple of months and have some difficulties to implent it 100%. Nowadays, we use it more as a todo list than a real Project Management System. You will find below some of my ...
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Applying agile in a mostly operations/support environment

I have read numerous Project Management SE questions on this subject, as well as done a fair share of Googling. I am aware that different incarnations of this question have been addressed before, but ...
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What are alternative agile applications? [duplicate]

Agile is getting more popular by the minute and as i understand it is all due to expanding the practice into new areas and business fields. I am interested in knowing what other fields, outside of ...