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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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In kanban As a product owner how to behave with a controlling customer?

We work in a software project with Kanban. My role is a product owner/technical product owner. The customer have always new requirements and one of the stakeholders is doing the tester role so he's ...
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How to apply Kanban when team members support product lifecycle end to end?

Background My team is an outgrowth of the "low code, no code" movement, originally utilizing visualization tools and lightweight ETL tools for data analytics; we're progressed to some more ...
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How to connect Kanban work items to larger initiatives?

We are a software testing team that uses Kanban for visualizing our work. In our backlog we have both work items related to the work of testing but also the work of preparing and maintaining test ...
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Iterative tasks in Machine Learning

We are a small team working on a Machine Learning software. Users can upload images which are analysed, and then download a report about items the AI software found in the image. There are currently ...
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Kanban process flow with loop step

I'm trying to apply kanban to a team that has a specific process workflow designed by the client to deliver items. I'm facing some struggle on a specific step that requires an item to be modified by a ...
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Agile Kanban sprints

I wanted to know if Kanban follows sprints? Are there live open Kanban dashboards that I can use to learn from? Thanks!
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How to move tickets to next sprint in Jira to have correct time counting?

Suppose we have a ticket with estimation of 4 units and this ticket was half done in one sprint and half done in next one. Should we do re-estimation and when? Don't re-estimate. Change estimation ...
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Kanban flow of front-end / back-end user story

My team is currently splitting up our work in front-end and back-end related tickets, which I found out to be against agile. So, I am currently thinking about the flow of our Kanban board when working ...
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Jira automatically assign based on column

I have a Kanban board in Jira with several columns: Selected For Development -> unassigned In Progress -> assigned to developer1 Ready For Testing -> assigned to tester1 In Testing -> ...
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Jira release just an expedite issue

I am using Kanban methodology in Jira to manage the workflow of a 'mature' project. We can do deployments to production on Thursdays, so we accumulate stories in the 'Ready For Production' column ...
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JIRA Kanban board how to ignore spikes in release

My team is using a Jira Kanban board (Kanban methodology as well) for managing the workflow (changes/incidents/spikes/tasks) of a 'mature' software product. When there are elements which require code ...
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Kanban standup with no blockers/stoppers

In a kanban project, a daily standup meeting must be help to discuss the stoppers (blockers) in the project. However, some of the developers are asking if, in days in which no stoppers are present at ...
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Kanban estimates in JIRA to calculate throughput

I am using kanban methodology to manage the flow of a project. However, when new specifications come up, there is some variability in them, meaning that some of them can take 3-4 days while others can ...
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Kanban how to deal with blockers and priorities

I am using kanban methodology with the board in the below state. TO DO DOING BLOCKERS DONE Task4 Task3 Task2 Task1 Task5 Once Task2 is unblocked: Should I create another column 'UNBLOCKED' so once ...
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JIRA add definition of done to Kanban board

I am using Kanban methodology for a software development project and I have successfully configured the board setting WIP limits, columns, statuses, swimlanes. However, I am struggling to insert ...
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How to add column to Team-managed Jira Kanban board

Looked on Jira site but all articles I found were for Company Boards. This is a team-managed board. How do I add a "swimlane" column to a Jira kanban board? UPDATE Someone pointed me to ...
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How to create subtask of issue in jira kanban board

I'm using Jira Business Project "Kanban" board. I'd like to somehow group Issues on the board. Use Cases: One task is dependent (perhaps sequentially) on another. Example: Research ...
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How should tasks be named in the Kanban approach?

I'm currently working on an "End of Studies" project with a friend. We are making this inside an IT company. We chose Kanban because, for us, it would be a great moment to try something new ...
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Flexible Kanban with JIRA

I'm trying to use my company's JIRA installation with Kanban. I would like to customize the columns shown on the board. However, my columns do not align neatly with the company defined workflow. For ...
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estimating time for a step that has batch process in project management

Im trying to estimate cycle time of a process. For example if I am making widgets where each widget type has different process times. However in one of the steps in the process, it is a batch process ...
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How should I account for automated steps in Kanban board?

This is a small question to understand Kanban better. Right now, I am managing a Scrum team and decided to learn about Kanban a bit more to understand differences and (if needed) to choose the better ...
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How to use Azure DevOps with Kanban

I am reading Eric Brechener's Agile Project Management with Kanban and Eric shows how to implement Kanban controlling tasks. He would breakdown topics into tasks and track the tasks in the board. I ...
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How should a daily stand up meeting be performed in Kanban?

In our team we always have two stand ups each day. One in the morning and then a hand over in the afternoon together with colleagues in another time zone. We usually go around the table so that people ...
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Trying to configure 2 swimlanes in Jira to be similar

So I have 2 swimlanes in Jira on a Kanban board and I wanted to know if they can mirror each other? Or what might be the best way to go about this. I made one swimlane that I want only to have items ...
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How to break down work in Kanban?

In Kanban, how can we break down work? Lets say we have a task of setting up a new server. To do so it requires some investigation, a purchase, physical mounting, configuring the software etc. When ...
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WIP vs. Value-adding cards for Kanban in IT operations / IT support

I have a small question of understanding regarding Kanban, because I am currently unsure how to properly map the work to be done. In the last time I have read some blog articles and books about Kanban ...
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Can an Epic span multiple versions / releases?

Is an Epic, containing multiple User Stories, allowed to span more than one version or release?
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How to visualise a teams roadmap when using Kanban

My team is experimenting with Kanban, which they enjoy and see the benefits. The one sticking point that we are having is the team feels they don't have a clear view or grasp about when a particular ...
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How to handle blocked tickets in Kanban

In my Kanban team we generally work on tickets that flow through the system in a matter of days however we also have 2 guys who work on tickets which are often dependent on external teams. How does ...
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Group not finding value in using a visualization board

I am assisting a group of people (not exactly a team, since they're not working together towards a common goal, they're rather trying to manage projects around them), to use a visualization board to ...
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How to measure Kanbans effectiveness over Scrum?

I am running an experiment with my team to see if they are more efficient overall using Kanban or Scrum. We don’t have a specific reason other than we are striving for better. If we don’t see any ...
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Kanban board is perfect for feature cards but falls short on subtask cards. How to manage subtasks (assigned to individual workers) on a Kanban board?

We are a small team building webapps for multiple clients in parallel. We have not been doing full-featured Scrum, but we have "sprints" and per-project boards with the following columns: ...
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Poor man's manner of conducting Agile Scrum/kanban/lean/XP software development philosophies/practices while remotely working online over the internet [closed]

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, I and my colleagues work remotely from home. I'm trying to document user stories. Unfortunately, since we work remotely from home, I cannot sit next to my colleagues with ...
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How to size Kanban cards

Problem When creating Kanban cards, I don't know how I should size them, i.e. if I have one task that I estimate to take a week and one task that should take only half a day, should they both just get ...
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How should you do long term releases with Kanban?

With Scrum you can try to plan longer releases using team velocity. If the team velocity is 100 Story Points (SP)/Sprint and the Product Backlog has 1000 SP then you can say you can finish in 10 ...
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Structure for projects with many external dependencies

I was the PM for a complex project to upgrade a data communications security protocol used between a large financial organisation and the many other organisations that it shared data with. We had an ...
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Giving credit via Scrum or Kanban boards to developers participating in release-management and validation activities

I have a team of developers participating in two week Scrum sprints. We track our sprint progress (code pushes to QA region, bug-fixes, prod-support) in Jira. The team also participates in monthly ...
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Using Kanban with Optional Columns

We have an optional column for Review, only 20% of tickets need reviews and most don't. Here are our columns: Todo/Backlog Development Reviewing Testing Done How do I implement optional columns in ...
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What if an item requires additional work from an earlier stage in Kanban?

Let's suppose that an item gets to some stage on a kanban board and then it is discovered that additional work is required from an earlier stage. What do we do? We can't move items backward in Kanban. ...
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How are boundaries established in Kanban?

If we just take stories to the 'to-do' column when we have capacity, imagine the situation where the PO keeps on feeding more and more requirements. In Scrum you do the planning and define what ...
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Technical user stories in Kanban

One of our apps was written by one of those spaghetti coders who was always working independently. As this falls into the 'technical debt' backlog, I am proposing to the team (I am the team leader) a ...
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How do you calculate Kanban WIP for a team who works in multiple, independent projects?

Let's say you have 12 developers working under your direction who will work in 3 different projects. Due its complexity, each project will require 5, 4 and 3 developers each. What's the best practice ...
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How to visualise backlog items which must be pushed to done every day

Has anyone found a good method that doesn’t feel lame about representing activities that need to be completed every day on a personal or team kanban board. For instance, if I wanted to read every day ...
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Relative priority of tasks with equal priority in a Kanban System

Let suppose that we have two tasks with equal priority (let's say both are set to High priority in Jira). But the work on one task was started a couple of weeks ago, and the work on the other task was ...
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How can I motivate the team to take more responsibility for user stories?

My team consists of 4 team members and me as the Product Owner, filling up the backlog and proposing the next stories to be done. We currently have no Scrum Master, and we use the Kanban method. I am ...
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Trying to understand my CFD

Newbee to the agile world, we are practicing kanban in our organization and we use Jira to manage our flows. I am trying to understand the CFD Jira generates for us, but the whole CFD idea confuses me....
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Optimizing kanban workflow due to lagging dependency

The following describes a situation where I am no longer part of. I recently had a shower thought about the past situation and wanted to see how the situation could've been improved. This is my first ...
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Kanban Buffers and Queues

Reading about Kanban, I often encounter things like buffers and queues being mentioned. But I don't understand the difference. For example: A, B and C are queues or buffers? What's their role? What ...
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Why do Kanban Boards only contain one deployment?

I'm tasked with customizing the ticket statuses and kanban board for our software development project. I realized that Microsoft Kanban Boards and actually all other kanban boards I could find only ...
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How should we hand-off and ticket UI designs to the devs to ensure the developed design matches the provided UI mockups, while still being agile?

How should we hand-off and ticket UI designs to the devs to ensure the developed design matches the provided UI mockups, while still being agile? Note: we're definitely not fully agile, but we're ...
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