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1

What are 4 basic principles of Kanban?

Start, Agree Respect Encourage

2

Name 2 tools you could use for a Kanban board?

Trello

Jira

3

How are K tickets ordered in a column?

Top to bottom . High priority to low priority.

4

Are K cards normally assigned to someone,?

No. Unassigned.

Team members "pull" tickets in and work them.

5

How do people get a Kanban task?

They look at To Do column, determine what they are qualified to do, and "pull" that ticket into Doing.

6

True or False.

Kanban conforms to the Organization?

True.

"Kanban conforms to the organization."

Kanban does NOT ask the Organization to conform to it.

7

What are the Six General Practices of Kanban?

Hint: VLM-MIC .

VLM - MIC

Visualize the workflow.
Limit work in progress (WIP).
Manage flow.

Make policies explicit
Implement feedback loops
Collaborate for improvement, evolve experimentally.

8

Fill in the blanks.

Stop ___________ , Start ________________

Stop starting. Start finishing.

9

Kanban does not force policies on you.

So what does that mean?

Kanban teams need to make policies explicit.

10

T or F.

Individuals work their Kanban cards alone?

F

Collaborate as needed.

6th practice of Kanban.

11

2 key metrics of Kanban.

Lead time - Elapsed time from when a card is pulled into Doing and then Done. Also: Lead time is the period between a new task’s appearance in your workflow and its final departure from the system.

Cycle time - Elapsed time from when a card is pulled into In Progress and then is Done.

12

What is Little's Law?

Professor John Little (Institute Professor at MIT) concluded after various researches that the more work we have in progress the greater the cycle time.

The equation became famous as the Little’s law and the cycle time formula looks like this:

Cycle Time = Work in Progress / Throughput

13

What is the implication of Little's Law as it affects Kanban?

"The more work we have in progress the greater the cycle time."

So the more work you "pull" into In Progress, the slower the cycle time (average cycle time) for each "card".