7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

Digite

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.

The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

If you decide in advance which problems are important to solve, then you will get roughly the same amount of value out of your solution regardless of what process you use. The agile process gives you frequent opportunities to validate the hypotheses on which your product strategy is built.

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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

But the steps in Kotter’s model, like PMBOK processes, are not to be followed in a purely sequential manner. . The specific cadence varies based on the complexity and duration of a transformation.

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Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

Cadence Release - when a fixed period ends, go with what is ready to go. Cadence Release paradigm, is a flow-based approach. The variability of the development work is minimized through the planned cadence. The Capabilities are laid out Cadence Releases in the chart below.

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond.

The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

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. Incremental delivery of software also mitigates risk and maximizes the opportunity to learn from a business, process, and technical perspective. Cadences. Scrum prescribes a cadence and that all activities happen within that timebox. This also includes cadences. Introduction.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

That pressure is what drives organizations and teams to adopt a ‘process’ that they think will help. We would call those processes Scrum and Kanban and that is probably the first point of failure. It is unfortunate that these processes are seen as incompatible and I applaud your decision to try and change that thinking. It isn’t the practices that are incompatible, but the religions that sprout up around the organizations that evangelize the processes.

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

Either a Cadence Release Plan or a Capabilities Release Plan. Risk Management has 6 processes, see SEI Continuous Risk Management. Maintain the Baseline with Repeatable Processes. The GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide has 12 steps.

Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Instead of having a long, throw it over the wall process, out of which emerges a deliverable; a team will have a series of shorter iterations where they engage stakeholders and otherwise rethink what they are doing to course-correct and “get smarter” about what they are doing.

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Why Write Requirements

Tyner Blain

Improve the efficiency of your product-creation process. Throw-it-over-the-wall processes are flawed not only because they inhibit change, but because they impede feedback loops. There is a lot of advice out there for how to write requirements.

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An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

We live in a golf course community , where our waste water is processed locally inside our area. The grass is green, the solid waste is hauled away for further processing, and we receive the benefit of lower costs.

How to Become a Better Communicator

Project Risk Coach

Imagine a business analyst who is mapping a business process. Notice the cadence, pauses, and the repetitions in the speech.

Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. 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?

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements. He/She manages the whole process for how information is exchanged. It focuses on the people, not processes or artifacts and can be used with teams of six to eight developers.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. It is not a replacement for Scrum, rather it is a way to improve almost any process you may be using. Look at your dev processes and automation options to reduce overall defect levels.

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Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Ken Schwaber has mentioned that SAFe does not adhere to the Agile Manifesto values (specially the first tenet – Individual and Interactions over Processes and Tool) as it is highly process-centric ( https://kenschwaber.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/unsafe-at-any-speed/ ).

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Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. For risks that are beyond the vision of the project team a properly implemented risk management process can also rapidly quantify the risks impact and provide sound plans for mitigating its effect.

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How Charles Byrd Gets It Done: Project Management & Networking Tips

Project Management Hacks

Out of college with a BBA in information technology I started on a help desk providing 2nd and 3rd level support for Cadence, a Silicon Valley software company. We had a great team and a streamlined project management process using Asana.

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Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. Regular delivery of incremental business value - defined in a Product Roadmap, scheduled in a Cadence or Capability release plan. While the principles of developing software for money are likely to be the same, the processes and practices can be dramatically different.

Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

In this context, Kanban actually facilitates a “2-phase Commit” process about which more at the end of this post.). Based on these, there certainly are guidelines for you to follow about how to model your Kanban board so it matches your current business processes and helps you improve.

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Deliver Fast or Deliver as Planned (Update)

Herding Cats

The Plan for the delivery of value is shown in the Product Roadmap and implemented in the Cadence Release Plan, or sometimes in the Capabilities Release plan. The need is defined in the Capabilities Based Planning process. . A popular mantra in Agile is deliver fast, deliver often.

How to Make Your Project Schedule Work for You

LiquidPlanner

And, by incorporating schedule metrics and weekly reviews into the project cadence, the team and your stakeholders will have a better understanding of the changes in the project schedule. Are you curious about your PM process could be better? This 9-question multiple-choice quiz will diagnose the health of your project management tool and/or process. . At a recent conference, I was asked, “Why do project managers hate schedules?”.

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

Digite

In this context, Kanban actually facilitates a “2-phase Commit” process about which more at the end of this post.). Based on these, there certainly are guidelines for you to follow about how to model your Kanban board so it matches your current business processes and helps you improve. We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deloyed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established.

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Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

Our Cadences. It allows us to discuss among team members regularly and modify our processes to become more efficient. Last September, as a new member of the Digité Marketing team, I was trying hard to understand Digité products and space which we are in.

Common Ground for a Conversation about Estimating

Herding Cats

Can these two Features 2015007 and 2015008 going to make into the next Cadence release, scheduled for the end of November?". So if we want to actually find the root cause of the dysfunction, it's going to have to follow a process. . Neil Killick posted a good question, what's the common ground for talking about estimates. In this post I'd suggest predictability is very difficult to achieve in the presence of uncertainty. And all projects operate in the presence of uncertainty.

Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

The quote reads “There is no magic in SAFe except maybe for PI Planning” In this blog, I aim to take a closer look at the PI Planning ceremony and in the process maybe gain more clarity on why it is held in such high regard. Img Src: Youtube.com/VanceLowe.

Is Macroeconomics and Social Science the Same as Software Development?

Herding Cats

This is the basis of the Agile Product Roadmap and Product Release Plan (either cadence or capability based). But margin, management reserve, analysis of alternative is standard project management process of dealing with the indeterminate elements of projects. Domain and Context Are King, Then Comes Process and Experience. There a popular notions in the agile development world that authors like Hayek and Taleb speak to how software development works.

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Use This Free Project Status Report Template for Fast and Easy Project Reporting

Project Bliss

Simplifies the reporting process for the project manager. Be consistent – use a consistent format and cadence for your status reporting. Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash.