Kanban – the Flow Strategy
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By building upon Kanban fundamentals, Kanban – the Flow Strategy can accommodate the spectrum of development and organizational challenges. The guide’s addendums outline ways to enhance specific Kanban practices, which are useful in certain contexts.
We have our quirks, and we consider some things as optional. But, we have a guide that supports all of the knowledge work Kanbans on the planet.
Talking about the planet…. we no longer want agility to be about helping organizations to damage the planet faster. We are considering how to leave the world in a better place. We can all help in our own little way. Let’s hope others follow.
We love all of the Kanbans. Whatever you’re doing, if you love what you have, keep doing it!
Some folks have contexts that need a little extra help.
Kanban the Flow Strategy provides the basic structure for Kanban, which the reader can augment using models such as Evidence Based Management, Cynefin Sense Making, Theory of Constraints , and scaling / descaling. Consider Kanban – the Flow Strategy as a reference model.
Optional addendum for implementation
Did you know that column level WIP limits can sometimes cause more damage than good? Let’s benefit from the thinking in Tameflow. It’s the most advanced Kanban we could find.
Well, let’s consider what’s recommended and not required. Let’s also consider what’s optional and not required
Optional addendum for complexity
Some teams of knowledge workers work primarily on complex problems and they’re looking for another option. Download the Guide for Kanban for Complexity™ (Kanplexity™) – an addendum to the Guide for Kanban the Flow Strategy™here.
John Coleman PST, LFST, Candidate LeSS trainer, Tameflow Trainer
John Coleman was a latecomer to the Kanban world in 2011. It took him a while to take Kanban seriously (2015 – when he met Nader Talai). John is grateful for the mentoring he received from Nader Talai (understanding organizational agility and Cynefin), Andy Carmichael (understanding cost of delay), & Daniel Vacanti (understanding measurement) and the nudges he received from Andrew Kidd (understanding the human factor) and Ian Crowley (understanding people and change). John was originally a software developer, and now dabbles in agility for non-software as well as software. John specializes in agility principles & methods for teams and teams of teams, descaling, measurement and executives. John never tires from learning & reinvention. John has grown agility in banking, energy, telecoms, supply chain, manufacturing, and utilities. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmiths #LEAD60 group. John’s Scrum+Kanban case studies can be found on http://www.scrumcasestudies.com (international payments company, European bank).
Daniel Vacanti PST, MBA, author of When Will It Be Done and Actionable Agile Metrics For Predictability, Co-Founder and CEO at ActionableAgile™.
Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who got his start as a Java Developer/Architect and who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year, and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded Corporate Kanban, Inc., which provides world-class Lean training and consulting to clients all over the globe–including several Fortune 100 companies. Recently he co-founded ActionableAgile™ which provides industry leading predictive analytics tools and services to any Lean-Agile process. Daniel holds a Masters in Business Administration and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.
Daniel is a popular speaker having presented at conferences all over the world. In 2015 he published his book “Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability” which aims to revolutionize how the Lean and Agile community think about flow-based metrics and analytics for the design of predictable processes.
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