Kanban

Classes of Service — Work Flow Management for Kanban Part II

Day 21 of ‘Stay at home’ order. Here is the second installment: Visualizing the "Work Flow" vis-a-vis the Classes of Service (CoS). Using the Cost of Delay (CoD) as the prioritizing scheme [for understanding the demand and maximizing value delivered] and considering the team's capacity are keys to success. Work Flow management with Kanban is a cinch: 1) visualize the "work flow" using CoS; 2) prioritize work [demand] using CoD; 3) pull work as team capacity allows. Enjoy! https://videopress.com/v/YW4ZDOlE?preloadContent=metadata
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Scrum And Kanban — Like Day And Night

It’s true — the contrast between Scrum and Kanban is like Day and Night! Look at this angle: Kanban stories go through major phases...without ‘sprint’ boundaries... days go by without the story ever changing phase...like a story could be in the ‘Doing’ phase beyond two weeks (Sprint in SAFe is two weeks... Sprint is called iteration in SAFe). Unlike Scrum. Stories in Scrum had to be started, worked on, completed and done within a Sprint/Iteration. Kanban is like the moon... it has major phases that go on for a long time — beyond 12 hours; Scrum is like the sun...…
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Kanban or Scrum

So... should a team be Kanban or scrum? Let the team decide... then adapt from there. I see the beauty of both. In SAFe, it does not matter which agile framework you use...as long as all teams that are involved in delivering the solution are in cadence and in synch with each other.
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SAFe 5.0

Specialized Agile Teams of all kinds coming up! Agile Finance Team Agile Compliance Team Agile Marketing Team Agile Human Resources (HR) Team Agile ... Team Specialized agile teams may be: Stand-alone agile teams Part of an ART broken down and be part of other agile teams Each of these teams has to specialize the agile principles and practices to suit or fit the nature of their work. Example: What does an Agile Marketing Team look like? It is an Agile team that has 5 to 11 members... with product owner and a scrum master already included in the count --…
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Kanban Swim lane

Other than having a Kanban board with swim lanes by 'Classes of Service', you may also want to use other swim lanes categorization scheme. Like... swim lanes by teammates ... to see how their respective work items are flowing ...
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The Power of Pull

The Power of Pull

An idea pushed to people is less successful in terms of its appreciation compared to an idea pulled in by the people. Example: a speaker who is simply dumping information to the audience is less successful compared to a speaker who is stirring the audiences' curiosity... the audience continuously pulling in information...they are drawn-in to what is being revealed to them -- an idea -- one piece at a time, and in the right sequence. Don't push in your idea, let your idea be pulled in by invoking curiosity. An audience must be curious enough and ready to entertain your…
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