Monday, May 06, 2013

How to Adopt Kanban

Adopting Kanban does not require a massive change programme. Its effects however can be more far-reaching and long lasting than any expert-led transformation. How then do you adopt Kanban?

Here's my shortest-so-far adoption guide:
  1. Change your viewpoint (lean flow paradigm):
    See work as flow
  2. Change your mindset (foundational principles):
    Start from here and improve
  3. Change your process continually (core practices):
    Make work and policies visible; make validated improvements
Sound simple? Maybe, but it's the starting point for a journey with no final destination - no process-nirvana of global optima. Improvement, like change, is here to stay.

Note: for tweeting purposes here's the even shorter version: see flow; start here; with visible work & policies, validate improvements.

See also: "What is Scrumban?"
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