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Agile Project Management with Kanban, 1st edition

  • Eric Brechner

Published by Microsoft Press (March 16th 2015) - Copyright © 2015

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Agile Project Management with Kanban

ISBN-13: 9780735698994

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Table of contents

Introduction     ix
Chapter 1: Getting management consent     1

An open letter to your manager     2
Problem     2
Solution     2
Risks     3
Plan     3
Moving forward     4
Checklist     5
Chapter 2: Kanban quick-start guide     7
Step 1: Capture your team’s high-level routine     7
Step 2: Redecorate your wall     8
Step 3: Set limits on chaos     10
Step 4: Define done     13
Step 5: Run your daily standup     14
Troubleshooting     17
Checklist     24
Chapter 3: Hitting deadlines     25
Populate your backlog     25
Establish your minimum viable product (MVP)     27
Order work, including technical debt     28
Estimate features and tasks     29
Track expected completion date     31
Right-size your team     33
Basic approach     34
Advanced approach     35
Checklist     37
Chapter 4: Adapting from Waterfall     39
Introducing Kanban to a Waterfall team     39
Working in feature teams     42
Completing features before starting new ones     43
Dealing with specs and bugs     44
Specs     44
Bugs     45
Engaging with customers     46
Celebrating performance improvements     48
Rude Q & A     51
Checklist     56
Chapter 5: Evolving from Scrum     57
Introducing Kanban to a Scrum Team     58
Mapping the roles and terms     60
Evolving the events     61
Celebrating performance improvements     62
Rude Q & A     65
Checklist     70
Chapter 6: Deploying components, apps, and services     71
Continuous integration     72
Continuous push     75
Continuous publishing     77
Continuous deployment     79
Checklist     83
Chapter 7: Using Kanban within large organizations     85
Deriving a backlog from big upfront planning     86
Ordering work based on dependencies     87
Fitting into milestones     91
Communicating status up and out     92
Dealing with late or unstable dependencies     94
Late dependencies     94
Unstable dependencies     95
Staying productive during stabilization     98
Checklist     100
Chapter 8: Sustained engineering     101
Define terms, goals, and roles     101
Consistent vocabulary     102
Challenges and goals     102
Define roles and responsibilities     103
Determine SE ownership     104
Lay out support tiers     105
Tier 1     106
Tier 2     106
Tier 3     106
Collaborate for efficiency     106
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