The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban

The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban It has been abundantly clear that in the last 3-4 years, the world of Agile has gradually come to be occupied by Kanban. While there has been a fair bit of the religious battle about Scrum vs. Kanban – which, while doing injustice to both Scrum and Kanban, has certainly helped to keep Kanban under the spotlight - the fact is that most consultants, coaches, and practitioners have been far more pragmatic and sanguine about it.

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SwiftALM 2.5 is Here

Agile Release TrainHo Ho Ho... Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have packed a special SwiftALM 2.5 release with lots of goodies in the area of Agile and Mobile App. To help you plan better, Sprint Velocity widget has been introduced for your Agile projects and usability enhancements are done in the Planning & Execution Board.

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swiftalm 2.4 updateSwiftALM 2.4 is here! This release brings you an ECR module that has been optimized to generate ECR reports and ECR rules configuration significantly faster. It also has UI & UX enhancements in Dashboard, Planning Board, and Program Dependency Board.

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swiftalm 2.2 updateSwiftALM 2.2 is here! This release is packed with feature updates to our Mobile App, many UI/UX enhancements and MS Project and Excel 2016 support you have been waiting for. It also has the BETA version of our new Program Dependency Board that will enable Program Managers to visually keep track of dependencies between important work items across projects for program delivery as per plan.

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7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting 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. Some of these were already identified in his original blue book, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, some were identified later and put together in this post.

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ESP Compared to Kanban Method

ESP Compared to Kanban Method At the most fundamental level, ESP was necessary to provide a container for the collection of things we were teaching that were beyond kanban systems and beyond the scope of the Kanban Method. These were the things that enabled the optimal and effective use of kanban systems - topics such as: probabilistic forecasting and statistical analysis; qualitative risk assessment; real option theory; connecting strategy to operational mechanisms such as Kanban capacity allocation; and so forth. ESP represents a system of management for an entire professional services business.

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