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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Manage parallel work efforts in Microsoft TFS

I have the following requirements for my agile project management tool... To plan work for version 2 of my product while simultaneously planning work for the next hot fix release. Each sprint will ...
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Trigger Criteria to Change a Release Candidate

In an software development project where we are planning to release every three weeks, I have a client who has been delaying the UAT for a release candidate by about 4 weeks. Senior management don't ...
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Dealing with Severe Client Delay

I am working on a website project for a large e-commerce site that is suffering from delay that can be mostly attributed to the client. The client is requesting significant resource at our end (4 ...
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What practices would allow an Agile team to work effectively when every developer is allowed to gather requirements from the business customers?

I may possibly inherit a new team which had toyed with Scrum but not found it the correct approach (largely due to the parallel not sequential nature of business projects). They are working to a ...
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Team consistently exceeding their WIP limit

I'm working with a team (but are not part of the team) that is consistently going over their WIP limits. They have decided on a WIP limit - they think it is realistic. Regularly they break the ...
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Are there any respected Kanban certifications?

Are there any respected, or at least well-known, Kanban certificates? There are many Scrum certifications, some of them can be taken online (scrum.org), others require participation in a stationary ...
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1 team practicing kanban with multiple projects

I was wondering on when a small development team would use kanban when they have multiple simultaneous IT projects. Is there a reason why someone would rather go with kanban instead of Scrum when ...
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How to display Time Tracking fields in Issue Detail View using Kanban Board in Jira?

That's it. How can I have Time Tracking fields (Original Estimate, Remaining Estimate) show up in Issue Detail View when using a Kanban Board (in "Work" mode) in Jira? Looks like this feature can ...
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In Kanban, what should we do about an urgent task?

If at that time, development team is currently at max WIP, then there's an urgent task like critical bug that need to be fixed immediately, do we need to violate the max WIP and allow to do work more ...
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How to use Jira to indicate blockers in a Kanban system?

We are already using Jira to visualize the work of ~30 people, and it's being rolled out to other teams too, so this number will increase dramatically. One of the enhancements we need, is to be ...
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How to structure our organization and define agile teams in a multiple concurrent projects context?

I know that the agile concept "requires" the teams to be small, autonomous and self-sufficient. But if the diversity of projects objectives and required technologies make it impossible to form small ...
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How would you implement scrumban to large team performing concurrent multiple R&D projects

I'm working in a private technological center, performing only R&D projects for industrial clients and institutions... I'm looking at applying Agile methods to our activities. From all my ...
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TFS KanBan, How do you view total work done?

We have recently moved to the TFS KanBan boards and I am loving this organization. Breaking our stories up into smaller, more manageable tasks has been a huge help. We currently size in hours, and ...
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In kanban, what did you do when there's a temporary delay on some card?

In kanban, you shouldn't move the card reverse to previous state right? If that so, what should I do when there's something like temporary stop this card until the committee board approve the change ...
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Process for tracking work external to the team?

I'm currently running a project where a very simple Kanban setup (Backlog/Doing/Done) is working great for us—most of the time. But we're also highly dependent on a lot of other teams' ...
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How can we adopt Kanban to our workflow?

I'm working in a creative agency, with 8 people sharing the same physical space. Some of us travel often, and we are loosely organized in the following departments: RnD, Design, Social, and ...
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UI in scrum - what's the silver bullet?

I'm a certified scrum master and, by trade, a UI/UX/Front end dev guy. More than most I come across the issues faced by having folks with my skill-set within a cross functional team (the 'vertical ...
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Is Kanban considered an agile methodology?

I need to choose an agile method of development for my team; we tried Scrum for the first two weeks, but since we have to make a simple universitarian project, we thought that Scrum was more ...
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Would Scrum & Kanban work for a small organisation with several “projects”

Background My question deals with introducing Scrum and/or Kanban in a small organisation (currently 9 employees), but with several more or less distinguished areas of focus, some including only one ...
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When (if at all) is it okay to break the WIP limit?

Let's assume that I have a kanban board that has a "Test" column with a WIP limit of x. In the general case, I should not add a card to this column until there is a free space -- at least one card has ...
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When developing the same app for multiple platforms how do you keep the implementation aligned

We have an Android native app and now want to build an iOS native version. We work scrum / kanban process. How best can we ensure that the Features / User Stories implementation on both versions ...
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Methodology to Predict Future Workload

I am working on a prediction of future growth of a workshop (50 – 100 manual workers). The idea is to develop how and in what way we would like to grow this facility. I am looking for a methodology or ...
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User story conversation vs. scope creep

TL; DR; What is the difference between: A) The details evoked & scope definitions & acceptance criteria gained from the ongoing "user story conversation" a team should have with the PO, BAs, ...
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Lean software development VS Lean Startup. Is it the same? Differences?

Those concepts are usually mixed everywhere. It seems both are based on Lean, but that's all. The core of the Lean Startup aproach seems to be to develop the MVP (minimum viable product). Whereas the ...
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What kind of peripheral information do you put on a Kanban board?

We are currently in my team in the process of applying Kanban to our project. It's currently a very iterative process which is not (yet) meeting the expected success. However, we noted that the big ...
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What is the process for deciding WIP limits for each column in a team's kanban board?

Is there a process to guide the initial WIP number decisions for kanban board columns apart from picking a rough number and seeing how it works out? Secondly, what metric(s) do you monitor to ...
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Using Trello to manage workload across multiple projects

I love using Trello and I've found it an invaluable tool in the past on a range of projects, but I keep coming up against the same problem. I have X projects on at a time with 3 people working on ...
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Using Trello to 'iterate' / give feedback on tasks that are marked as staged or done

We are using Trello for project management of a dev project. Here is how we are working currently: Developer takes a card assigned to them from the Todo pile and moves it to Doing then the Developer ...
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Done column — use case?

Seems to be ubiquitous...the "done" or "completed" column. Conceptually what purposes does it serve? Is it the feel good reminder that "hey we've accomplished X number of tasks/stories" I struggle ...
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Should we include Graphic Team into Scrumban Process?

Our team familiar with traditional SDLC process like waterfall. So, We wanna step to scrumban. (we think it suitable for us.) But we have something to concern and not sure what is best practice for ...
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Is scrumban approach suitable to a small organization management? [closed]

The case is: There are 9 people involved - 3 engineers 2 sales 2 marketing 1 client/project manager 1 general manager Engineers are related to marketing, sales and project managers. Sales and ...
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Kanban: A cure for what ails me, or snake oil du jour?

I manage a team of developers and testers that makes widgets. We manage several dozen widgets; in addition to creating new widgets, we have to update old ones with new functionality and fix urgent ...
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Is refactoring part of a task in a sprint or a separate task for after the sprint?

I want my team to do refactoring as often as it is possible, and follow some guides from Martin Fowler book. Although I'm confused about something: If we use scrum or kanban and decide to work on one ...
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Jira - how to set the size of story/task in kanban board?

I want to set up size for my tasks and stories based on t-shirt sizes convention. I can't find it in Jira Kanban board. Does Jira support it?
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When using Kanban, how do I write tasks and where to put the “weight” of them?

I'm very new to Kanban, which I want to use in my new product. I am concerned how to organize tasks. For example I may have two tasks: - change the color of the login button - create 3d visualization ...
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What are some commonly tracked metrics in Kanban?

I'm currently working with a development group that has a variety of project management approaches. They use a Kanban board for tracking work with a constantly re-prioritized backlog, they have ...
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How to manage reluctant or negligent colleagues to be interested about meetings, administration, or Kanban introduction?

The beginning of the next year we would like to optimize our system (we working in the recruitment industry, the market is changing in every minutes). With my compeer we worked out a plan and the ...
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Should we take a photo of our Sprint Board every day for a remote manager?

A new manager just came on board in another region and asked us to take a photo of our Sprint board and post it to our wiki every day. The question is: should we do this? If yes, by the Team, Scrum ...
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Agile methodology for small company; large projects + ticket maintenance [duplicate]

I just joined a small IT company that was looking for a project manager. We produce one project at once; that is, we start something, we develop it, we test it, and once it's done, then we think of ...
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Agile methodology for small company; large projects + ticket maintenance

I just joined an IT small company that was looking for a project manager. We produce one project at once; that is, we start something, we develop it, we test it, and once it's done, then we think of ...
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Is Scrum or Kanban only applicable to projects of larger size or projects with greater magnitude?

Can we use Scrum or Kanban for smaller tasks or projects? Let's say that I have a small software project comprising of the following: Registration Form Contact Form Admin Section And then in the ...
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How to handle epics in Kanban?

We are about to start working with Kanban instead of Scrum for our product development. We have identified that we will ahve the following flow: Backlog -> Analyze -> Development - Test Nothing ...
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What are some ways to improve team motivation and sense of achievement using Kanban?

I manage a development team using Scrum extremely successfully. When I started there was no organization to development, so we implemented Kanban as a stepping stone to provide visibility into the ...
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PM for non IT business

I am a software developer and am familiar with Scrum. However, I have also started a very different type business. I raise different types of poultry for the fine dining industry. I don't think ...
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What criteria are best suited to compare various Kanban tools in terms of maxmizing ROI?

We are a service oriented business catering our service to various agaencies offering us software development projects with tight deadlines and frequent updates. As a team, we are focusing to manage ...
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Should defects flow through the Kanban board, or should they be tracked as issues?

One of the things that I'm still trying to wrap my head around is defect tracking. Should we put defects on the Board and track them alongside the other items (new features, refactoring work etc), ...
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Should the Kanban CFD be weighted with estimates?

I am working in a Kanban process with a team the tries to estimate Cycle time, Lead time as well as completion time based on applying FIFO wherever possible on our queues. Using the Cumulative Flow ...
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Is Kanban a part of Scrum, and is it simply the task board?

I am new to Scrum and Kanban. So far, I understand that the Task Board is something that is originally from Kanban, but I am using an online Scrum tool that also also offers that board. Is the Task ...
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What is the standard for evaluating team maturity?

There are ever so many references to the team's 'maturity' in the Agile/Lean related books and articles/blogs. Using my common sense I think I can get the idea. I can see how my team has evolved over ...
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Visualizing individuals' efforts with kanban. Is it a wrong approach for measuring the team's throughput?

I'm new to kanban and agile as such but I'm really positive and enthusiastic and I have a clean vision of it's potential for us. I made a decision to start off with a first board and take it from ...