Agile … sounds familiair
eXtreme Programming … I like it a lot
Scrum … Can’t work without it, spread the word!
This was my initial reaction when I stumbled upon Kanban a few months ago. If you don’t have a clue, like I was feeling back then: “Kanban [...] is a scheduling system that tells you what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce.” – Wikipedia*. After some intensive surfing I found several good resources** for Kanban and starting reading about it. When I take on and dive into a new subject, applying it and working through the practical aspects is the only way for me to truly grasp the intentions and learn from it. So how can I do this? What stuff am I working on that is appropriate for such an exercise?
Suddenly it hit me…… I can’t seem to get a good top-level overview and structure regarding the books that I am reading and studying for personal pleasure and growth. Scrum could be an option, but hey… the goal was to give Kanban go. And, of course, I wanted to “build” a Kanban board!
So I started building a Kanban board in my clumsy ways, trying to set wise initial limits for the various workflow states…. and here it is!
Wishlist (no upper limit): Books that people recommended to me or books that drew my attention.
Backlog (no upper limit): Books that I own (or have ordered). [Books with a blue mini-sticky should be delivered any time know!]
Next (upper limit = 5): These books are on the top of my “To Read” list.
Reading (upper limit = 2): Self-explanatory
Done (no upper limit): Yay… Books I have finished reading
Please check the (low-quality) pics I took below. Feel free to let me know what you think. If I accidently made some big no-no’s in the Kanban world by false application of concepts and/or the board, don’t hesitate to let me know! I am sharing to learn…..
I will definitely keep you up-to-date of my progress in the reading and my experiences with my Kanban board!
** E-Book Kanban vs Scrum: http://www.crisp.se/henrik.kniberg/Kanban-vs-Scrum.pdf
Header picture: courtesy of www.safecom.org.au