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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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WIP Limits broken by low-priority Stories - What to do?

Current Situation Small team of 4 developers and 2.2 QAs. I'm trying to implement work in progress (WIP) limits. There are currently many (37) Stories waiting for QA (also 22 currently being QA'd, ...
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WBS and Project management [duplicate]

I have 2 doubts about the WBS and project management and the ongoing progress of the project. WBS is decomposition of a project into deliverables. The lowest level or unit of work within a ...
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What to do when WIP limits must be broken?

So I've been trying to push Kanban, and consequently having WIP (Work In Progress) limits, but there's one question I keep being asked that I don't have a great answer for: "What happens when we're ...
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Secondary team block primary team due to lack of quality-driven development and WIP limits

Where I work, there are two teams of developers. Team A use Kanban and consider quality non-negotiable. They are responsible for developing the client-facing website, part of which contains an ...
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Atlassian Jira Dashboard - List Of Users' Most Recent Work Log Record

I'm new to Jira and cannot find any help, Google or otherwise, on simply making a Dashboard component which lists all Users and their most recent Work Log entry. Any thoughts?
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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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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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How to keep WIP down with swarming in Agile/Scrum teams?

We are practicing swarming in our Agile/Scrum teams. However, keeping WIP (Work in Progress) down continues to be a challenge. I am familiar with the theory, but I have some questions about the ...