7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

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In 2015, in a blog post called Kanban Cadences , David Anderson laid out a set of 7 Kanban cadences or meetings that provide comprehensive opportunities for feedback, planning, and review in an enterprise. These are based on our own experience using Kanban for our own product development as well as that of many of our customers who have implemented this critical cadence. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean Replenishment Meeting

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ESP Compared to Kanban Method

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David Anderson is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of Lean/ Kanban for Software Development and managing effective software teams. He highlights this with the adoption path for Kanban cadences (meetings) as to how Kanban is bottom-up and inside-out approach whereas ESP is the top-down and outside-in approach. We also anticipate the adoption of the Kanban Cadences to be different.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

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Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. In this article, he outlines the similarities of the two as WIP Limiting, Pull-based systems – with cadences and a focus on learning – while also explaining their differences. The Kanban Method pulls a great deal of its values from a Lean value system. There isn’t really a “Lean Manifesto” but the works of Taiichi Ono and W.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

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Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Project Management Scrum Visual Project ManagementRecently, there was an interesting problem posed on a project management discussion board.

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Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

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We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deloyed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

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Lean-Agile Mindset. The biggest challenge that a large organization faces is an absence of a Lean-Agile mindset. is to train the top management and change leaders in Lean-Agile and SAFe principles. Release Train and Cadence. calls upon organizations to launch Agile Release Train (ART) for driving organizational change towards the Lean-Agile framework. Done effectively, this can quickly snowball into an organization-wide Lean-Agile culture shift.

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Using Kanban in Marketing

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I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc. I was already aware of Lean principles and their techniques because I got Lean certified in my previous company. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough get to attend the Lean Kanban India 2016 conference (LKIN) and listening to David J Anderson and other thought-leaders. Our Cadences.

2017 71

Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

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–and– along with an absence of time-boxes or any other time-bound constraint (the Kanban cadences are not constraints). Regarding cadences not being constraints, I would posit that a Replenishment meeting with a cadence of 2 weeks is exactly the same kind of a time-bound constraint as a Sprint Planning meeting that happens every 2 weeks. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum WIP WIP limit

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

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At the same time, we ensure we follow many of the recommended Kanban cadences, including the Daily Standup Meeting, the Weekly Replenishment Meeting (where fine-tuning of the story/ defect prioritization takes place) as well as Release Retrospective and a Quarterly Strategy Review Meeting. The Kanban boards and cadences ensure that everyone is aware and aligned; and if there are conflicts, they are resolved during one of these meetings (other than the Daily Standup). Is this you?

2018 123

Don’t Say NoGet Them to Understand Your Team Delivery Capacity

Leading Agile

Let’s say that on average stakeholders request a couple of large items, a couple of medium-sized ones, and five small ones in any given cadence, iteration, release, or whatever unit of time your organization uses for such matters. Let’s say you’re using a two-week cadence, as that’s pretty typical and is what most agile coaches recommend as a starting point. In a typical cadence, stakeholders ask you to complete 12.5

The Tangible Value of The “Intangibles”

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Lean thinking recommends that systems should not be packed to 100% team utilization. Most managements struggle to accept this core Lean principle. This approach can be easily extended to strive for uniform cadence across the value stream. Kanban Lean/ Kanban agile class of service CoS LeanOne of the important aspects of The Kanban Method is Class of Service (CoS). CoS is a risk categorization mechanism for any work item.

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To See or Not to See?

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As you may all be familiar by now, the few Kanban principles that are most commonly applied to software are Visualization, Map the Value Stream, Limiting WIP, Removing Impediments to flow and Regular Cadence & Measurements for continuous improvements. Kanban Lean/ Kanban Visualization agile Collaboration Lean Project Management Project Team ProductivityIt is not enough to Visualize. You need to be willing to See!

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

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They must happen at regular intervals, but their cadence doesn’t need to be tied to any other cycle of Kanban. Whatever timing you choose, make sure that it’s consistent, because “a steady cadence for queue replenishment reduces the coordination cost of holding the meeting and provides certainty and reliability over the relationship between the business” and the marketing team. Agile Marketing agile Kanban Lean

2018 94

Agile Communications Plans

Leading Answers

It is this predictable cadence of show-and-tell sessions that creates the dolphins-versus-submarines comparison.  Information radiators  – A common theme between the various lean and agile approaches is to show and share information.

SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

The three dimensions of Organizational Agility are: Lean-thinking people and agile teams (house of lean, SAfe principles, Agile Manifesto), Lean Business Operations (process time – delay time – process time) and Strategy Agility. Here we see Develop on Cadence, Release on Demand, DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. These teams adopt the Lean and Agile values, principles and practices.

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

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Joaquim’s response: The starting point was providing a governance framework that aligns the work of different roles to company objectives, KPIs, and cadence, with a good balance of rigor and flexibility. 5 questions and answers from an on-demand webinar with Santander UK.

2020 91

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. At a certain moment, after several releases, the release cadence was tightened, and their lifecycle evolved towards the lean lifecycle and the team stopped with sizing their work. Scott W.

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Furthermore, neither agile or scrum contemplates how the agile team should be connected to a larger organization and to external partners who will likely have differing development processes and cadences. Michael K.

From Order Taker to Opportunity Maker…IT’s Digital Transition for Driving the Business

Leading Agile

Teams delivering on a predictable cadence earn the trust of the business. Pretty soon, business and IT leaders join forces to orchestrate dependencies and implement Lean pull systems. Hold Teams, as well as overall organization, accountable for producing a working tested increment of product on a regular cadence. Here are some fun facts: The first company founded to provide software products and services was Computer Usage Company in 1955.

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

For example, a Basecamp 2 organization serves a market that can absorb change every few months, with a product line that is relatively predictable and stable, while a Basecamp 5 organization operates much like a lean startup, running experiments in the market and requiring the ability to turn changes around in a matter of days or, in some cases, even minutes. A Metaphorical Journey.

2019 96

New PM, New Choices

Leading Answers

Approaches like lean, kanban and agile work well in these uncertain, high-change environments. We worked on a monthly delivery cadence maintaining a backlog of issues and features to tackle next. (Over at ProjectManagement.com January’s theme was “New PMs”. I wrote this article about the choices of approach we have and ways for new PMs to navigate them.). These days, new project managers are exposed to conflicting guidance.

2019 87

Is SAFe Agile?

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This is a key tenet of SAFe framework and referred to as ‘Develop in Cadence’ in the big picture. Also, many companies in transitioning from the traditional Waterfall method to an Agile one, seek a proven framework that would help them scale up while adhering to the Lean-Agile principles. The heart of a successful SAFe operation is multiple successful Scrum teams developing and integrating into cadence.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

Lean Software Development (LSD): It has seven principles: removal of waste, more learning, decide as late as possible, faster delivery, team empowerment, build integrity in, and see the whole. Teams can ship software on a regular cadence by fixed-length iterations called sprints that last for one to two weeks.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

With Basecamp One as a foundation, the organization can begin to incorporate further agile and lean ideas and grow toward greater business agility. There is no single step directly from chaos to a smoothly-functioning lean/agile operation. Along with measures such as dedicated teams, the introduction of agile and/or lean methods in an organization changes the way projects are managed and tracked.

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System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Also, by having the work visible like this, and having our cadence of meetings and clarity of rules, we know what it means to be done with portfolio prioritization before we start writing code. An example of the type of data that Lean Metrics and the problems that we’d be measuring — shifting from shoving everything through to this flow model, you’d see improvements in all of these metrics across the organization.

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

And as Agilists, we approach it with like a very lean startup mindset and we go, this is Agile, you don’t get predictability, right? Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. It’s about creating business outcomes.

2020 89

Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

You get super clear backlogs, you find out what the real cadences you’ve finished work that you start. And then tying that together into a network and then applying Lean principles to designing an organization that can get stuff done. – So what was fascinating about some of mine and yours early work together, I remember sitting in front of your whiteboard in your conference room, and we’re like talking about Lean and different things.

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What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

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A Lean-style value stream analysis could reveal the cost of business as usual is much higher than expected. ” They asked me how they could streamline the workflow and move to a more “agile” delivery cadence. Sounds good. What are “all the things,” by the way? Well, kind of a lot of things, actually. Maybe one or two more than most people think about when they first get inspired to automate their pipeline. Automate why?