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 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 spaguetti coders who was always working on his own. As this falls into the 'technical debt' backlog, I am proposing the team (I am the team leader) a user ...
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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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How to use Scrum when I have the QA working in two other projects?

I am the team leader in a small project. My team has 3 full-stack devs and one QA. We have an external client (PO) and internal PM. We are trying to implement the Scrum methodology but we have a lot ...
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Switch to Jira Simplified Workflow from a second Kanban board within the same project

I have created a second Kanban board based on an existing project in Jira. The first board uses the typical Jira workflow and has a column for each issue type. The second board was created with three ...
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Kanban - Move card from In Progress state to Backlog (moving cards backwards)

We have had situations where work has been started on an item and then work needs to be stopped for some reason. I am interested in hearing opinions for moving these items back into the backlog or if ...
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orders in Kanban board

There are 3 issues in Kanban. As per the screenshot, my team should finish issues in the order 1-3-2, right? 1st issue should be delivered before starting 2nd issue, right?
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Multiple boards vs Single board with tags

In our org we have two groups of people working on different components on a common platform (shared API, separate front-end apps) and have grown the process to the point where tracking working across ...
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How can I create an Epic based on requirements following best practices?

I am trying to learn Kanban and Scrum and for that, I have a sample mobile app for the gym in mind with the following ideas: User should be able to create a workout plan. User should be able to ...
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How much project management is a software developer supposed to do?

To not be too broad to begin with, the direct question would be: Is it expected that a developer should continuously remind project manages of a feature not implemented because he lacks resources ...
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Splitting dev team to allow for parallel processes

A little background: We are a team that consists of 7-8 people and is a fast growing startup. Currently, everyone is on the same team with the common morning meeting, retros etc. Morning meetings ...
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Integrating Part Time Workers (Students/Interns) into a Kanban System

Out team is transitioning to a "ScrumBan" way of working. We have set up WIP limits. We have two half-time student workers in our team. This won't change (plus we like them anyways). The team ...
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Moving to new team - Kanban + weekly meetings?

To highlight a bit about the team, we work by providing a service to business teams and we constantly have to manage workload. Some of our work is big changes that take a couple of weeks, some of it ...
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How to reconcile WIP limits with tasks done in parallel by one dev?

Let's say we have five Stories, A, B, C, D, and E. However, while D and E are clearly separate business requirements and should be tested/documented separately, the technical requirements are related/...
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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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Does Jira Kanban offer measurement reports?

What are the gadgets, reports or metrics available in Jira Kanban that are useful for management reporting and to measure team performance? Is there a way to get throughput, cycletime and lead time ...
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Kanban Estimation using Littles Law

I am new to Kanban, I am aware that Kanban is a flow system and estimation is optional. My stakeholders have requested the following: Provide a delivery date for the remaining items (WIP)? If the ...
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A switch-case workflow in Kanban?

Does Kanban support switch-case workflows? The example is a code review - it can be performed by either our team's developer or another team's developer. If we need to make any change in another team'...
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Daily StandUp in a small co-located team

Let's suppose we have a small development team: a front-end developer, a back-end developer and a tester working in the same room and therefore able to communicate freely throught a day. Is it ...
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In an Agile team, should developers perform testing?

It was generally considered that developers develop and testers test. Is it right for an Agile team? For example, in Scrum, should developers take tester's tasks in the end of a Sprint to help ...
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Priority of a Code Review in Kanban?

In a software development team, when should a developer perform a code review of another developer's task: after completing their own task (another developer's task becomes blocked) as soon as ...
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Development team workflow (Kanban)

I'm trying to apply Jira's Kanban to our development team to make our work more manageable and predictable. The development team consists of three backend Java developers and one tester. The ...
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Should a Kanban board show who is doing what?

Let's suppose that a team is developing a software product. Should we indicate assignees on Kanban cards? Isn't it an anti-pattern in Kanban?
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What should a Kanban board visualize?

Kanban prescribes to visualize work and the process it goes through. But what exactly should be visualized? (This is a general question about Kanban board design.) For example, should we visualize: ...
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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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In Kanban, do we ever use sub-tasks for decomposition of a large task?

Let's suppose, there is a task to add a new search function to a website. Let's also suppose this is a large task. Do we use sub-task (e.g. Jira sub-tasks) for decomposition of a large task? ...
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WIP limit per column VS per person

WIP limit per column helps us to reveal work process bottlenecks. But it doesn't prevent person work bottlenecks. Let's suppose there're two developers in a team and the WIP limit for the DEVELOPMENT ...
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In Jira Kanban, do we use sub-tasks?

I'm wondering if we should use sub-tasks in Kanban board? Or any sub-task should be repsresented with a column in the Kanban board?
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If working on multiple projects / systems is it better to have a seperate Kanban Board for each?

I started using a kanban board to manage things and it was working great except eventually I started to notice that there was too much intermingling between projects / systems to use one board. Is it ...
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In Jira Kanban, do we change assignee as a work item goes through the workflow?

Let's say our workflow is like this: DEVELOPMENT, CODE_REVIEW, TESTING, DONE. Developers get assigned to work items and start working on them. When an item is implemented it needs to be reviewed by ...
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In Agile project management, do you keep everything in Jira or maintain some documents? [closed]

I'd like to know about agile project management practices - do you keep everything in Jira or do you create and maintain any external documents (Requirements, Project schedule, Definition of done, ...
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What do columns mean - workflow or team members - in Kanban?

Let's say we have a team consisting of a developer and a tester. And we have a Kanban board consisting of "Development(WIP=1)", "Testing(WIP=1)", "Done" columns. When the developer has implemented a ...
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In Kanban, what should we do with long research tasks?

Some development tasks are very complex and none of a development team can propose a solution. Instead we have to find a solution and, of course, nobody knows how soon the solution will be found. ...
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Kanban - spending time on somebody else's work

Is it OK in Kanban that a developer may be involved in another developer's work (helps, consults) for a significant amount of time (a half day)? The work item of the first developer is staying in "In ...
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Separating Jira Kanban board issues into categories?

So im going to be using Jira for a client specifically for the Kanban board. I want to keep it as simple as possible (Simple Card Detail/Small amount of swimlanes/etc...) My one question is: Outside ...
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What work item size is appropriate in Kanban?

As far as I know it's advised that a story in Scrum must be small - not longer that a few days. What work item size is appropriate in Kanban? In particular - should we create very small issues (about ...
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What is the best methodology for a multiproject and multiteam environment?

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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What is the essential idea of Kanban (for software development)? [closed]

What is the essential idea of Kanban and how does it improve the development process of a software development team (developers, designers, testers, technical writers, devops, manager, customer's ...
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That is throughput and how is it calculated?

I am studying Little's Law and I am wondering how all the variables are acquired for these calculations in the context of project accelerated with Kanban, especially throughput.
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Does Service Delivery Review occur twice a week or once in two weeks?

According to this source https://aktiasolutions.com/kanban-cadences-kanban-feedback-loops/ Service Delivery review occurs biweekly. But biweekly has an ambiguous meaning. https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Are Kanban cadences and Kanban Feedback Loops are the same thing?

I have encountered two sources which contradict each other it terms of definitions and relations between Kanban cadences and Kanban Feedback Loops. One seems to be saying they are different things. ...

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