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Kanban: Not a Day Planner The Kanban framework is not a day planner. You are not supposed to add all your routine chores and obligations to the Kanban board. Kanban is a pull-queue system, and columns on the board ought to represent process queues. Cards May Contain Task Details An individual kanban (the card itself) may contain additional details such as ...


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The following is pulled from a few different sources (including my own experience as a solo freelancer with multiple clients); however, you mentioned Agile and Scrum - so my terminology will be similar. Shorter development efforts, with extended silence: What I found worked for me was to have, essentially, a one week sprint. On Monday, you meet the ...


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As for myself it is a known dilemma and in our company we took approach in merging utility/recurring tasks in our main Kanban process pipeline where we have two separate rows. One is for the main flow of the items and the second one is for recurring small tasks (it does not counterfeit with Kanban itself, it is just a two layer process). The WIP limits are ...


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Great question. Modelling your work with a Kanban system helps you see what you are spending all your time on and whether or not it provides value. If you are working on multiple projects then giving each project it's own swim lane or board will help you visualise how your capacity is spread across them. In our team we gave each project its own ...


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I have worked in a number of environments where matrix management was used. In large organizations, I believe it is the only way to provision multi-disiplinary projects. Where I have seen it break down, is the project team members fail to maintain contact with their practice groups. Matrix management comes with additional overhead. This needs be allowed ...


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You like it or not you as a project manager need to manage Risk, HR, communication, security etc. The Image you posted is exaggeration, as I feel all the managers shown in the picture are functions which need to be carried out by project manager. As for project management is concerned, it should deal in managing requirement, risk, cost, communicaiton, HR ...


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