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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best methodology for a multiproject and multiteam environment? [closed]

I'm working in an enterprise that realizes several dozens of projects based on its own system. The problem is that there are: several projects several teams several modules that are associated with ...
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1 team practicing kanban with multiple projects

I was wondering 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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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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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 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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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 can I implement a Pull System in Jira's Kanban?

As far as I understand, in Kanban, each column is divided into two sub-columns: "In Progress" and "Done". A performer from the next column pulls the items from the previous column's "Done" sub-column. ...
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How do you do Scrumban

Current organisation wants to operate in a Kanban way but maintain the structure of sprints and burn down charts to keep track of progress. Is Scrumban the correct methodology? If so, what is the best ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 to manage the board in Scrumban

My company uses a somewhat waterfall approach and wants to move to Scrumban. While I have experience with Scrum and Kanban separately, I wonder how to merge these agile team boards into a workable ...
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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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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 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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What is the definition of Work in Progress

I have read that Work in Progress should be minimized, or that WIP amount doesn't matter as long as sprint is being finished. But I am not sure how we define the WIP, specifically how large the WIP ...
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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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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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Does a user story need to be small and why, when using Kanban

User Stories are generally written using INVEST method; the E meaning easier estimation which does not apply to Kanban and S meaning small enough to fit into iteration which also does not apply to ...
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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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Is a mid sprint check-in/catch-up a good idea

Scenario: With scrum teams doing a daily stand-up to inform team of progress (yesterday and today) and any impediments. I wonder sometimes do they actually bring up impediments, concerns or issues. ...
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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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