Posted on March 20, 2009 by admin

Kanban & Planning and Estimation

And while we're on the topic of Kanban controversy against Agile practice stalwarts (Kanban & Retrospectives), let's revisit Kanban & Planning and Estimation ...

I've reported in the past how some Kanban teams eliminate estimation altogether and reduce planning to a very simple prioritization scheme to re-fill slots in the input queue. It's worth discussing whether or not these are prescriptive foundational elements of Kanban or whether they are in fact choices made in specific situations?

Posted on March 20, 2009 by admin

Kanban & Retrospectives

There's been some chatter on the discussion lists and Twitterverse recently on the topic of whether Kanban practitioners view Retrospectives as waste (in Lean Thinking terms).

Heck, Kanban has already cocked a snoot at Agile Holy Grails such as time-boxed iterations, and planning and estimation, so why not retrospectives as well?

So the record needs to be set straight on this. Some clarity and signal needs introduced amongst the noise.