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Questions tagged [kanban]

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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Kanban: How can I handle column limits when some members work at night?

On my team, we're starting to work with kanban and have column limits applied. One of our members will work frequently work in the evenings or at night and is expressing that the column limits prevent ...
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Which columns exist on your task board?

Currently, we’re implementing new processes at our company essentially from scratch, but there are a lot of opinions on which columns should be on the task board. As the one responsible for this ...
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How to write a summary for a user story?

I'm working hard on user stories and it is paying off, but something itches. We use Jira, but the problem is that from above the backlog seems clumsy. We need to write summary for user story so ...
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Project management software with filtered client access [closed]

We're currently using Trello to track our scrum based software development. We have a few clients which have access to different boards on Trello. Managaging the tasks between boards has become ...
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Which is a best suitable agile methodology for ongoing products? [closed]

We are a product based company. Which is a best suitable agile methodology for ongoing products? Its like we have to keep improving our products to stay competitive. Looks like its never-ending thing.
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How do you use kanban in an environment that requires a ton of waiting?

I work in government and our department has a communication problem. I'm trying to use a kanban board to solve this. I went ahead and started using a kanban board for just myself so I could figure out ...
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How should we implement and keep track of recurring or intangible retrospective action items?

Our Product/Tech team has been transitioning towards Agile project management in the last year or so, and we hold daily standups, weekly planning meetings and biweekly retrospective meetings. We also ...
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How do you combine Waterfall with Kanban?

Our team has a wide variety of work item types. Some of the work we do is related to projects, some is operational, some we generate internally ourselves. In order to be reactive to the needs of the ...
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Software Dev Team; Managing Task Across Multiple Projects in a Manufacturing Plant with no Deadlines or Set Features?

I work on an very small software development team of 3 (remote 'full' timer, a full-time developer on-site, and myself as 'lead' on-site) in a "small" aerospace manufacturing plant of about 300 ...
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Different Releases in the same Jira Kanban board?

We are a development team and we use a Kanban board (Jira) with different swimlines. We have some tasks who are code related and other task who are not code related like investigations, query, ...
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How to sync work in small software team

We are a small software team with 4 members: one Software Architect that gathers requirements and writes Requirements document and Specifications document one Designer that designs visual wireframes ...
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What type of estimation is applicable if work items can't be similarly sized because they will violate MMF

As per Kanban, estimations are considered as waste but from the business perspective we need estimation and there is no way to keep features similarly sized. S, M, L sizing does not work as well ...
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Different workflows on one kanban board

From reading discussions here the general consensus seems to be that you should have a ratio of one kanban board for one team. How do you model multiple workflows in the team on one board? ...
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Project Manager cancel or move daily stand-up without notice if he has conflicting meetings

I've done my homework and searched on the website, and I could find a similar question: Should we cancel the Daily Stand-Up if we have another meeting during the day? but my case is different: my ...
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How to deal with clients' resistance to smaller deliveries?

When I read this question (Dealing with external departments continuous delivery / smaller feature scope), it made me think of our situation at work. The major difference, though, is that the ...
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How can I measure team capacity in Kanban?

When doing Scrum, I use story points based on the total number of points completed in a sprint. When doing Kanban, I am not sure how to work out capacity. What is the best way to do this?
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Are there any alternatives to Agile Software Development? [closed]

As of 2018, are there any documented approaches to delivering software that are not classed as Agile? Of these approaches, are any supported by or adopted by FTSE100, Fortune500 or flagship software ...
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One Kaban or five Kanbans? My manager would like to implement Kanban to get better visibility on what his five teams do

He needs to do reporting to his higher-ups both on an organizational level and team level (one GIS org consisting of five teams w/ different GIS specialties). He'd prefer to do one Kanban board for ...
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Should we assign work to individual team members in Kanban?

From my understanding, in non-agile settings, the project manager is responsible for assigning work to individual team members, but in a (self-organized) Kanban team, team members do this when they ...
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Does Microsoft TFS have all I need for Agile Project Management?

If I want to use Agile, and use a Scrum implementation, will TFS do all I need? Or do I need something else? I have MS Project 2016 (not using Project Server), and it has an Agile template, but most ...
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How do you handle user stories that become obsolete/irrelevant?

We have a few user stories that, in the process of our work, have become irrelevant. E.g., in order to enable customers to xx, we need to yy so as to. But, then it turned out that there was another ...
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Scrum for (kind of) Application Support team?

I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I'm engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). This team's goal is to be fixing urgent bugs and when ...
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What to do with control chart data?

I am running a kanban project, I am collecting cycle time data via control chart, what is the best way to use it?
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Agile for Infrastructure projects

In Infrastructure projects where we know the Scope upfront How to use Agile methodology for such projects For example, Data Center migration/relocation, or any one of the following :- SAN ...
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Are there alternatives to estimation? (Software development)

I am taking control of a small project for the first time, and want to tell if we can deliver our scope on schedule. Most teams I have worked in have used story-based estimations. My experience of ...
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How to enable better demos

Does any one have any methods for enabling a team to deliver better demo’s? I am an Agile Coach working with a team of junior inexperienced cross platform developers. I have delivered a training ...
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Why in JIRA my field Resolution is labeled as Unresolved, when status is Resolved?

Question is pretty simple, I've a Kanban project, with a personal workflow that provides different statuses, as Resolved. When I drag and drop to this last one through the lanes, or when I set it ...
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Team using Waiting for Release column on their kanban board

My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then 'do a release' as appose to releasing each ticket. i.e. they move tickets through the workflow and then put ...
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How to handle a Kanban team that wants to move jira tickets back?

My team is not interested in following the principle of Jira tickets only flow forward on the board and rework happens in whatever column the problem was found. I don’t share this method with the ...
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How to make an Agile team comprised of 4 platforms work?

I am the Agile Coach for a team which comprises of 4 completely different platforms (iOS, Android, Javascript, Windows) each with 1 or 2 engineers. There are 2 automated/manual testers in total and 1 ...
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The best agile methodology for short term projects?

Running quite a few short term projects at the moment, and I am not sure how to plan them. The project set up is the following few resources timeframe of 2-3 weeks. Scrum does not work well from ...
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How to focus a Product Owner’s efforts

My agile team has no team lead (which I actually think is a great opportunity) they have me their scrum master and product owner. I have noticed the product owner is not very experienced and has ...
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How do you reduce card size and limit scope creep in R&D tasks?

Several of my team members do Research&Development work, which by nature involves a lot of exploration and uncertainty, and requirements are not always clear since we don't know what is out there. ...
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Kanban metrics - WIP

How does this work in Kanban? I understand WIP is the maximum capacity in each swimlane but how is it estimated, is estimation done by the number of cards?
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In kanban, is there a way to manage add-on task that do not flow through all kanban process?

For example, there's some add-on task like marketing advertisement artwork or internal task like upgrade computer. it's not in the flow but it took WIP slot of that employees. Just sometimes that it ...
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Does Kanban apply well in practice to software projects with data science background?

A more or less new trend which I observe is integration of data science processes (i.e. workflows required to setup and execute experiments) to design and delivery of user facing apps. So I assume ...
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How to manage the board in ScrumBan

My company currently uses a somewhat waterfall approach and wants to move to ScrumBan. While I have experience with Scrum and Kanban separately, I am left wondering how to merge these agile team ...
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Definitive Kanban reference?

The Scrum Guide provides a concise, definitive guide to scrum. Is there such a guide available for Kanban?
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Difference between scrum and kanban

I have worked on scrum projects and kanban projects and until now I thought I knew the difference (!?) Having read this page: https://www.agilealliance.org/what-is-scrumban/ I'm now wondering if ...
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Kanban : why should we monitor each person in the team?

I have been lately confronted to an argument with my top level hierarchy in the deployment of a Kanban process. As my arguments was to do columns like " Todo, In prog, done, so on ... " I have also ...
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Who can add “tasks” in Scrum/Kanban?

I am using Kanban for the process of etablishing a company. It may be kind of wrong since I am both the product owner and the development team. But I think it works, the user stories turns out good. ...
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How to write implementing HTTPS as a user story?

The title sums the question up pretty well. How do you do that? Should you even make implementing HTTPS a user story? I thought of: "As a page visitor I want all communication with the service to be ...
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Handling bugs in Kanban (using JIRA)

When we have features, we usually break them down to tasks that take about 1-2 days. Usually our dev tasks are not ready for QA as soon as a developer finishes developing them, but only after the ...
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How many developers do we need? How much time?

We are currently using Scrum and we are evolving into Kanban. At the same time, we are starting a migration from version 1 of our underlying framework to version 2. There is a target date of January 1 ...
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Kanban on engineering dealing with customer services

Let's say your team decides to go with Kanban, since the evolutive, adaptive and corrective work is under constant discovery, and planning for sprints is therefore not possible. Along with that, you ...
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Could my sprint unit be a scenario instead of a feature? (Gherkin terms)

My team's Business Analyst and I have written some Gherkin files describing user stories of our new project. As usual, a Gherkin file is composed of one feature, itself detailed through one or ...
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What are the artifacts in Kanban?

Scrum has a number of well-defined artifacts, including: Product Backlog Sprint Backlog Burn-Down Chart Increment What artifacts are essential to Kanban?
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Agile for Marketing Teams

More and more of our Marketing Department is breaking into Agile groups. As a fairly new Scrum Master I have struggled to adapt the fast-paced Marketing world to Agile. In researching, I found that ...
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Best (most agile) way to develop multiple products concurrently

I would like to restructure my development teams so that they can work in a more agile way, however each of those teams needs to develop changes for multiple products in their business area. I've ...
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Keep User Assignment for Tasks in Done Columns?

I do understand that the concept of the Work In Progress (WIP) of a column counts for both, the "in progress" and the "done"-subcolumn to keep the flow stable and force the team to identify and solve ...