Free ebook: Lean Software Development with Kanban

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Kanbanize 2019

Learn how Kanbanize managed to achieve a 300% efficiency improvement of our software development processes in this detailed case study. In this practical guide, you’ll learn how Kanban can boost your team's efficiency and minimize wasted resources. 

Flow-Based Development: Flow-based development does not make you waste time on planning or estimation. The only goal is to get the next work item of a high priority out the door as quickly as possible. 

About the Author

Kanbanize CEO and Co-founder

Dimitar Karaivanov

Dimitar is a Lean-thinker and Kanban practitioner with over 15 years experience in software development and process improvement at SAP, Johnson Controls and Software AG.  As CEO and Co-founder, Dimitar envisaged and brought Kanbanize to life to improve the way companies manage big initiatives across multiple teams.

Focus on Cycle Time, Not on Velocity: In Kanban velocity is not a factor, because it is really hard to predict or manage it. Instead, Kanban only emphasizes on cycle time and provides means to decrease it. 

Smaller Batch Size for Max Efficiency: Limiting the work in progress makes sure that you only work with smaller batches. These batches reduce risk and improve your economics because you invest less money but you get quick results. 

Visualize Work to Illuminate Weak Spots: Kanban is a visual approach to workflow management that has proven to work exceptionally well in software development, as a way to visualize work and surface problems. 

Make Economically Viable Decisions:  You can make economically viable decisions and prioritize your backlog in a visual and automated manner. You only need to capture your ideas and the system will do the rest. 

Discover And Manage Queues:  Queues are the single most important factor that contributes to higher cycle times. Managing those queues will eliminate over 50% of your wait times and will make you much faster.