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To see or not to see

To See or Not to See?

A genuine fear lurks while putting final changes to this article a few weeks before the 45th President of the United States takes office. Becoming the most powerful man on the planet is a fine example of a huge and successful project and his phenomenal success flies in the face of some key takeaways in this article. So, reader’s discretion is advised!

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Scaled Agile Framework - for Lean Software and System Engineering

Is SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Agile?

Kanban Method

Many industry experts have come out and pointed possible flaws in the Scaled Agile Framework. For instance, Ron Jeffries has expressed reservation over SAFe®’s approach to resolve inter-team dependencies by holding a multi-team meeting comprising of over 250 people.

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Tangible value of intangibles

The Tangible Value of The “Intangibles”

Kanban MethodOne of the important aspects of The Kanban Method is Class of Service (CoS). CoS is a risk categorization mechanism for any work item. We identify 4 Classes of Service – Standard, Fixed Date, Expedite, and Intangibles – depending on customer expectation, value and loss of business value identified as cost of delay. For this blog, cards that are classified as Intangible CoS will be referred to as “Intangibles”.

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Custom Field Filter

SwiftKanban Feature Update – Nov 2016

Wincor-Nixdorf 1 Hi folks, we hope you are enjoying our previous update with enhancements such as Enterprise Services Planning updates, Upstream Kanban, Portfolio Management and conveniences such as Common Custom fields in the card view in our previous release! We are confident that these powerful functionalities will help accelerate product and services delivery with a clear understanding of customer priorities and your system’s capabilities.

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Portfolio Kanban

Portfolio Lane: Revolutionizing Portfolio Kanban!!!!

Wincor-Nixdorf 1 Enterprise/ Portfolio Kanban has for some time provided a visual method of defining and managing portfolios in a much easier manner compared to traditional PPM tools.  Kanban Boards can be set up at different levels of the organization to track a portfolio of initiatives, programs, or product releases and their underlying projects or work items can be visualized and tracked far more easily than ever possible traditionally.

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SwiftKanban Feature Update Release – Nov 2016

swiftkanban updateIn this update the SwiftKanban team introduces several enhancements and new features. Here are the highlights of this update: Filtering Cards As Per Common Field Values, Analyzing Inactive Cards, Alternative Navigation for Burndown Chart, Filtering Cards Using Multiple Conditions.

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Kanban Board Game

Kanban and the Importance of Work In Progress (WIP) Limits

Kanban Design Practitioner workshop, Digité
It started on a rainy August morning of 2016 in Mumbai. I was thrilled to be attending the Kanban Design Practitioner workshop and was eager to learn Kanban concepts that originated on the manufacturing floor of an automobile company. The concepts are now being relentlessly applied in Agile practices of Information Technology organizations across the world. I hoped to understand the concepts that made the Kanban approach so universally popular. The masterclass started by introducing what essentially is Kanban and the very important concepts around ‘Flow’ and ‘Visualization’.

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