David J Anderson's book on Kanban shows us that a way to handle ticket issues is by attaching a color tag to a ticket to make it visible. An issue is ticket-related event that becomes an impediment to its value flow, such as a defect, insufficient definition, unresolved dependency, etc.
At a training session in Kitchener Waterloo, Canada. I was asked how to visualize and handle cycles in a Kanban board. The images below show a way to do it as a physical board and on an electronic board. Tickets within a cycle move from left to right, from one column to the next until and cycle back as many times as necessary and once done they move to the Done column at the the end of the cycle. Note that columns inside the cycle can contain their own Done columns.
Here's some joy for those of you who missed the Lean Kanban Southern Europe all together or couldn't see all the presentations you wanted to because they took place at the same time.
This link takes you to all the recorded presentations. http://lkse12.leanssc.org/media.htm
Lean Kanban Univeristy Accredited Kanban Program is on. Valueinnova is a Charter Member and Masa K Maeda is an Accredited Kanban Trainer and Coach. Masa is the only one who also speaks Spanish and offers courses in Spain and Latin America in addition to the rest of the world.
Nice move from Digité, the company behind Swift Kanban. It offers free licensing to non-for-profit organizations and also recently added integration with Jira from Attlasian. To read the full article click here
An Ever-Growing Focus on Value, Quality and Innovation
Last year I predicted that 2011 was to be the beginning of a shift from a focus on quality, schedule, and budget to value, quality, and innovation. Presentations at diverse conferences around the world show that there is an increasing interest in value and quality, and to some extent, innovation, too.
Vision: To be the world leader assisting companies in the generation and delivery of high-value to their customers and to themselves.
Mission: Guide and help our customers reach the right balance between using innovative ways to thinking about the products and services they offer, having the right environment to generate them, and counting with the right tools and methods to be successful. Help our customers optimize value delivery.