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Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 269.  The SPaMCAST 269 features our essay on Kanban.  It really is all about the flow. Also in the Software Process Measurement Cast 269 we begin a new column called Tame the Flow featuring the ideas and advice of Steve Tendon.  

The essay begins:

Kanban, which means signal card in Japanese, has been a staple of lean auto manufacturing for years through its application in the Toyota Production System (and in lean manufacturing environments).

and ends:

Focusing on one item at a time and minimizing wait states requires rethinking how we think and talk about work.  Ultimately and after we adjust to the changes, Kanban improves efficiency and delivery of business value.

Listen to the podcast to catch all the stuff in between.

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The Daily Process Thoughts is my project designed to deliver a quick daily idea, thought or simple smile to help you become a better change agent. Each day you will get piece of thought provoking text and a picture or hand drawn chart to illustrate the idea being presented. The goal is to deliver every day; rain or shine, in sickness or in health or for better or worse! Check it out at www.tcagley.wordpress.com

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Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques co-authored by Murali Chematuri and myself and published by J. Ross Publishing. We have received unsolicited reviews like the following: "This book will prove that software projects should not be a tedious process, neither for you or your team."

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 270 features my interview with Allan Shalloway.  We talked lean, Kanban and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework.  A great interview to bring in the new year!

Direct download: SPaMCAST_269_-_Kanban_Essay_Tame_The_Flow_Steve_Tendon.mp3
Category:Kanban -- posted at: 10:00 PM