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"We have been able to delegate tasks better, which has resulted in faster completion of work "
- Shuman Ip, Director –
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Improved our Portfolio Management and Alignment of Strategy to Execution

When And How Did You Decide To Implement Kanban?

3-4 years ago, when the previous Agile implementation did not bring true business result and improvements.

What business functions have you implemented Kanban in? (IT, Software, Marketing, HR, Purchasing, …)

Product/software engineering, Product management, IT – Application development, IT – Operations/Infrastructure, PMO/Project Management.

What Benefits have you Experienced due to Implementing Kanban?

There has been an improvement in the overall flow of work. We have been able to delegate tasks better, which has resulted in faster completion of work. Shifting to Kanban has helped in a smooth transition from traditional to Agile behavior.  Last but not the least, it has improved our Portfolio Management and Alignment of Strategy to Execution.

Does your organization use other Agile and Scaled Agile methods such as Scrum, XP, SAFe, LeSS or others?

Scrum


When did Your Organization Start using SwiftKanban?

March 2020

Which Other Tools did You Evaluate Before Selecting SwiftKanban?

None, it was a recommended tool in the Kanban community (I guess JIRA can be the alternative, but not as powerful at the portfolio level).

Which other tools are currently used in your organization for Lean/ Agile project/ work management?

JIRA

What are some of the key strengths and weaknesses of SwiftKanban that you could highlight for us?

The ESP Module, Workflow/column-level flexible configurations, explicit policies.

What are some ways, if any, in which SwiftKanban has made you and your team more effective?

Visualization to help with Prioritization. Visualization of the workflow (and see how we are yet to understand/map out the end-to-end workflow).

Would you recommend SwiftKanban to others? If yes, could you list the top 3 reasons for doing so?

Yes. Kanban-focused tool, ESP Module, Flexibility in column/workflow level configurations.

What are some ways, if any, in which SwiftKanban has made you and your team more effective?

Visualization to help with Prioritization. Visualization of the workflow (and see how we are yet to understand/map out the end-to-end workflow).

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