I guess it’s time again for a new update on our journey through Kanbanland. Last week I had the honor to present “The Tupalo.com Kanban Story” at the Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2012 conference in Madrid.
The LKSE12 conference was held for the first time and was packed with interesting talks around Kanban, Lean, Product Development and Risk Management. Since the emphasis of the conference was laid on experience reports I decided to sum up our challenges and discoveries in a little case study. During my talk I gave an insight into the implementation and evolution of our Kanban system over the last 1 ½ years.
Excerpt of the feedback/comments via Twitter…
@pawelbrodzinski: Introduction of kanban helped to realize that the process in fact is different than the team thought. @shuabee #lkse12 Same experience here.
@pawelbrodzinski: And over time the kanban board became way more complex. @shuabee #lkse12 Again, I share that experience.
@agilemanager: .@tupalo story now showing how #LeanStartup validation ideas are now being incorporated w/ #kanban – @shuabee #lkse12
@asplake: Great example from @shuabee of visualising feedback loops that involve external parties #lkse12
@JasperSonnevelt: And they have bug-fixing-fridays! RT @pawelbrodzinski @shuabee is putting bugs on the board. This way you show how doomed you are ;) #lkse12
@JasperSonnevelt: Wip limits are encouraging pair programming at tupalo #lkse12 #kanban @shuabee
@arneroock: Very interesting #kanban case study from Tupalo by @shuabee #lkse12
All in all I can say – I heard some great talks, met with great people and had a great time!
For those of you who want to hear more about “The Tupalo.com Kanban Story” I will mention some of our findings and experiences in more detail in the next blog posts.