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Allocating WIP Limits for a Kanban System

Kanban MethodI have seen people focus a lot on what the WIP limit should be for a Value Stream stage of a Kanban system. However, once the WIP limit is known, I haven’t seen much thought going into where to put those WIP limits. Hence, this blog!

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Cognitive Analysis

How Cognitive Overload Impacts Productivity?

When I first arrived in the US twenty years back I was “blown-away” by a few intense experiences that are still etched fresh in my mind. One such overwhelming experience was when I entered Wal-Mart for the first time. I had never seen or imagined anything like this before. For every item, there were so many brands, packages, and choices. Buying even insignificant stuff was a complex and stressful experience.

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Flow Efficiency Formula

Flow Efficiency: A Great Metric you Probably Aren’t Using

Kanban Flow Efficiency Metric One of the questions that working professionals get asked the most is “When will my request be completed?” In order to answer, we often look at lead time metrics to give a predictable answer. Looking at lead times over a period of time can give us a pretty high confidence level in setting delivery expectations. It is a strategy for predictability.
When we look at improving those lead times, we often focus on how to improve the active work we do for the requests we receive.

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Agile Release Train

Agile Release Train (ART)

Agile Release Train The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them. So, what is an ART? Is it a set of teams working in tandem with each other following a common release calendar and Sprint timeline?

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Pareto Analysis

How to Eliminate Muda From Your Kanban System?

SwiftKanban Product Update The main objectives of the Toyota Production system, which is one of the primary sources of inspiration for Kanban for knowledge work, were to get rid of overburden (muri) and inconsistency (mura), and eliminate waste (muda) from your system.

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SwiftKanban Feature Update Release – May 2017

swiftkanban updateThe SwiftKanban update for May 2017 comes with several new features and enhancements. Here are the highlights of this update: Discard and Abort capturing in SwiftKanban, Card default attributes made configurable, Estimates as UoM in Planning Release Capacity and Burndown Chart & More!

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SwiftKanban Board

Making Bulk Updates on the Kanban Board

Agile Release TrainLast year, we identified this issue in the card hierarchy linkage feature. Adding parent and child relationships was a bit of a pain as the user had to navigate away from the board to create or edit a card hierarchy. So we introduced the parent/ child bulk link option, using a panel at the bottom of the user’s screen while they are on the Board view and provided the option to add parent/ child links in a single click.

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Bulk Edit

SwiftKanban Feature Update Release – Apr 2017

swiftkanban updateWe have released another update for SwiftKanban this month, which comes with several new features and enhancements. Here are some of the highlights of this release: Bulk Card Operations Gets Bigger and Better, Card via URL, Flag’s Name in Comments, Tracking Due Dates and Flags Gets Easier with the Home View, New Web Service – getBoardCards and much more.

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