Looking for a way to adapt Iterative Agile to the more Continuous Flow world of DevOps/Continuous Delivery?
Use Kanban Boards, Flow, Work in Process Limits to go Agile.
While many agile practitioners as well as coaches believe Kanban is limited to Maintenance/Support/Operations contexts, AgileSparks is actually one of the leading world-wide consultancies on leveraging Kanban for complex applications/systems development at the team and enterprise level. We’ve helped organizations such as Siemens, Intel, HP. Informatica, Amdocs, dbMotion and others use Kanban effectively for their development life cycle.
Many of our Scrum-based clients are using Kanban at the Program/Feature level to manage flow beyond the team.
Others are leveraging Kanban principles at the team level using Team Kanban or ScrumBan.
Our CTO Yuval Yeret is one of the world’s leading thought leaders and practitioners when it comes to using Kanban in product development and has received the Lean/Kanban community Brickell Key Award.
The switch to Kanban (and a single branch methodology with feature bits) could not have happened without putting the R&D leads, product owners and me on the same page. This, in turn, could not have happened without the workshop we had with Yuval Yeret.
With the help of AgileSparks (Yuval Yeret) we implemented a Kanban system at NICE that enabled us achieve significant improvement in efficiency, winning together, work atmosphere, quality, and client focus. Yuval and AgileSparks are professionals of the highest standards, and I strongly recommend anybody considering Agile/Lean to work with them.
This is what participants have to say about our 2-day public kanban workshop:
A real eye opener. Excellent workshop that clearly demonstrates why Kanban is a great option for your organization and gives you what you need to get started with changes towards Kanban in your organization.
Yuval is clearly an expert in the field, but at the same time was patient and got across to all the participants who were new to Kanban. Yuval was also extremely receptive to input throughout the workshop and made adjustments to accommodate requests by the participants.
Our engineering organization has transitioned from quarterly releases into two weeks releases using Scrum and Kanban. We've switched from a complex, obscure, inefficient and difficult work Gantts into a highly visual Kanban board in which you can understand in seconds your projects status and even more important literally see our development process challenges. This builds a continuous improvement culture. The transition, or better say journey, from Waterfall to Agile has helped to surface all of our development deficiencies / improvement opportunities and with courage we handled those and we still continue to do so after five months / 10 sprints. Through the transition, from Sprint #1 until the present date, we've deployed on our production site new user stories with true business value to a very complex platform and also scaled up the R&D team significantly. In addition to the obvious benefits of the R&D improvements, our business can react much faster than before to market needs and to internal organization needs as our business continues to grow. I would like to thank the incredible highly professional team in AgileSparks and especially to our great Agile coach, Yuval Yeret, who coached, trained us and took us through this journey. "