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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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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Is it possible to use agile on infrastructure projects where scope is known upfront?

How to use agile methodology for Infrastructure projects where the Scope is known upfront? Project examples Data Center migration/relocation SAN Migration For Cisco's Telepresence Solution Telephony ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to deal with constantly (~daily) changing requirements?

I see a number of similar links, but none seem to have a solution, mostly "they shouldn't be doing that"'s. I agree, but please, read on: Scenario: 800K pages of documents, narrative(e.g. emails)/...
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How should a Scrum Master handle high cycle times from individuals on a team?

As a Scrum Master / Agile Coach, what is the correct approach for dealing with Engineers in a team who take longer than the rest of the team to complete their tasks. Since we are using Kanban we aim ...
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Using Scrum for clients' migration on already live product

Is it worth working in 2-week sprints, and in a Scrum fashion for that matter, for a client migration project from a legacy system, to a system which is already live and with other clients (a white ...
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Is there any negative productivity impact on having more than one task in progress?

In the beginning of the Sprint we assign various items to each developers. Some developers may work on more than one item at a time, however when they work on the item they typically Start Progress ...
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What is the best workflow between Jira and Confluence?

I'm struggling with Jira and Confluence. My Team and I are developing an application and we are not sure how to structure our JIRA environment perfectly. For our development process we use Kanban. ...
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How to deal with overhead of QA logging bugs that POs aren't interested in fixing?

Many times I've observed bugs being logged against particular stories that takes Product Owners a lot of time to triage that don't end up being important enough to fix. Either it's an acceptable ...
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Tracking how much time particular task spends in a lane - Kanboard

In Kanboard (https://kanboard.net/) I can display average time all tasks spent in particular column: However, I need information on how much time particular task spent in each lane. How can I do ...
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Estimate Item Delivery from Throughput plus blockers

We are combining all of our projects into one Kanban board. Since we are only ever one team, it seems to make the most sense to combine everything to one board and prioritize as we can all only work ...
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Handling New Issues in the backlog

We are a small team mostly focused on medium to large scale websites. I am going to merge all issues for all of our projects into one backlog using Kanban with JIRA. The idea being that no one gets ...
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Swimlane, category or new project for grouping dependent projects in Kanboard

We have just recently started to use Kanboard, but still not sure how to apply our projects in the Kanboard system. We have a couple of major software projects contains sub-projects such as Delphi ...