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Theory of Constraints 101: Table of Contents – Praxis

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The basic premise of the Theory of Constraints as outlined in The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt; the definition of a bottleneck or a constraint; why the only way to improve a system is to improve the…
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Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software settled on Kanban as its scaled methodology which went hand-in-hand with the company’s culture of autonomy. Teams define their own process and apply policies specific to their own context. Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles, Ultimate has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework.
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The Small Batches Principle - ACM Queue

Reducing waste, encouraging experimentation, and making everyone happy
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Getting People to Limit Their Work In Progress

Getting People to Limit Their Work In Progress | Software craftmanship, Systems & Agile | Scoop.it
Kanban talks about limiting work in progress (WIP) as a way to manage workflow. “Limiting WIP is hard enough, but selling it can be nearly impossible” said Jim Benson. At the Lean Kanban Central Europe 2014 Conference he talked about how to convince others to limit WIP.
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Emmanuel Sciara's curator insight, January 5, 2015 7:39 AM

Une interview de Jim Benson en 5 questions qui reprennent pourquoi il est important de limiter son WIP, quels sont les obstacles à la mise en place de limites, et quels sont les autres bénéfices qu'on en tire.


Il y présente les 5 étapes qu'il préconise pour y parvenir à introduire les limites de WIP dans les équipes :

  1. Reconnaitre la situation présente - définir le status quo actuel
  2. Envisager un état futur - définir un (meilleur) futur potentiel
  3. Explorer les éléments actifs du système actuel - qu'est ce qui maintient votre système dans son état inefficace et perturbé
  4. Montrer plutôt que de dire - mettre en évidence les éléments en action visuellement (au travers d'un tableau visuel par exemple)
  5. Vendre, vendre, vendre - trouver discrètement des manières de mettre en avant les conséquences positives de la limitation du WIP
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10 years of kanban - what have we learned

The history of Kanban applied in IT, knowledge work & creative services, telling the time line of innovations and adoption. Conclusions on what we've learned a…
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The Brackets Scrum to Kanban Switch

The Adobe Brackets team has switched its development process from Scrum to Kanban. I thought that others might be interested in why we changed the process that we use to build an open source code e...
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Kanban from a Trench

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Introduction After forming part of a software project team that got underway with a significant project at the BBC Worldwide in 2013, I felt that it would be useful to release a few notes about my ...
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Balancing Demand and Capability with Kanban

Kanban helps organizations to get insight into their work-in-progress, and establish a pull system where demand and capability can be balanced. A first step is to find out what the real capability is and visualize the flow.
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KanbanFlow - Lean project management, simplified

KanbanFlow is a Lean project management tool allowing real-time collaboration between team members. Supports the Pomodoro technique for time tracking.
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Kanban for Skeptics

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As a change agent, you constantly need to reassure people that the path we follow is worthwhile traveling. Kanban raises much harder questions on a management and leadership level.
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InfoQ: Keynote: Predictability and Measurement with Kanban

David J. Anderson explains how to use predictability, measurement and change management to balance the factors of observed capability, staffing, and delivery targets to achieve predictable outcomes.
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Queueing Theory Explained

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Let's start this post with an extract of Murphy's Law. If you change queue, the one that you left will start to move faster than the one you are in now. Your queue always goes the slowest. Whatever queue you join, no matter how short it looks, it will always take the longest to you…
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pip72/no-estimates-game

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Contribute to no-estimates-game development by creating an account on GitHub.
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The Essence of Flow

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How do you get good flow? A common scenario in a software company is that too much is going on at once. We need a shift in mindset, to go from focus on resource efficiency to focus on flow efficiency. This article presents concrete examples on how to achieve flow by limiting WIP, reduce wait times and arrange cross-functional teams.
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#NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

#NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation | Software craftmanship, Systems & Agile | Scoop.it
Customers come to us with a new product idea and they always ask the questions - how long will it take and how much will it cost us to deliver? Reality is uncertain, yet we as software developers are expected to deliver new products with certainty. This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts.
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Fast track to Kanban - a practical approach from Danske Bank

Fast track to Kanban - a practical approach from Danske Bank | Software craftmanship, Systems & Agile | Scoop.it
This article describes how Danske Bank effectively introduced Kanban for development teams in a two day workshop using an “involve me and I learn” method. It describes how to use the approach and provides guidance on getting started, enabling you to do it yourself and get started with Kanban.
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InfoQ eMag: Lean & Kanban

This eMag examines topics ranging from identifying and removing waste in the software process, designing for devops and continuous delivery, the overlap of lean, Kanban and agile, practical implementation of Kanban in software development and how these approaches contribute to innovation.
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This is a good collection of Articles on Lean and Kanban.  Thanks to the tool provider - LeanKit.  

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3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: The Story of an Improvement Journey

This is the story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation. It explains why Sandvik IT chose the Kanban method; how it was deployed using a kick-start concept; how it was followed-up using a depth-of-kanban assessment; and the effects so far. The article includes links to concrete and step-by-step information on how to run these kick-starts and assessments
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Apply Principles of Flow - France 2014

Last year I organized the first ever Don Reinertsen's workshop in France. As always when an event is organized, I was afraid to not have enough participants at the end, but finally, thanks to the s...
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Kanban - Isn’t It Just Common Sense?

We have seen how the notion of heuristics is powerful when thinking about product development. The Agile Manifesto can be thought of as a set of heuristics, with individual Agile processes and practices.
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An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide | Software craftmanship, Systems & Agile | Scoop.it
This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure.
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InfoQ: Jesper Boeg on Priming Kanban

In this interview, Jesper Boeg, author of the new InfoQ book – Priming Kanban, discusses the keys to using Kanban effectively, and how to get started if you are currently using other approaches.
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InfoQ: Priming Kanban

InfoQ: Priming Kanban | Software craftmanship, Systems & Agile | Scoop.it
This mini-book offers an easy to follow 10 step guide to taking the initial plunge and start using Lean principles to optimizing value and flow in your system.
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