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Avoiding silos in your whole-team kanban.

Session Leader Name: Adam Yuret

Duration: 45 minutes

Audience Level: Experienced

Session Style: Presentation\Discussion

Description of Session: Adopting Kanban as a team can result in many benefits. But once we begin creating swim-lanes through which work passes we introduce a risk of enforcing functional silos. When "done" means "Coded and ready for the QA team" you can inadvertently create an overloaded bottleneck that can only produce rework and chaos. I'd like to discuss some team principles to foster in an effort to avoid this perception and even ideas for how to structure your value stream to represent a shared-responsibility for delivering awesomeness to your customers.


Session History: I presented this discussion for the 1st time at Agile Open NorthWest and doing so taught me more about the subject than I could have learned in any other way. I am excited to share the lessons those thoughtful participants helped me learn with a broader audience.

Questions Answered By This Session: How can I use Kanban to improve alignment and collaboration across an agile development team.


Session Leader Name(s) : Adam Yuret


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