Kanban/ Lean Software Development
Host: David Anderson
Kanban has been described as "the first new Agile method for 5 years," by Sanjiv Augustine, while others have commented in 2009 that they "haven't seen buzz like this since the birth of XP." What is Kanban all about? Why is it creating such a buzz? How does it fit with other Agile methods? And when would you choose to use it? Kanban is based on a very simple principle - agree a limit to work-in-progress, and pull new work only when something is finished. From this simple principle a whole set of emergent rules have evolved into the latest collaborative game of software development. Experts who've been using Kanban in the field for several years will talk about how they use Kanban, how and why they adopted it, the effects it had on the culture of their organization and how they see the future of Lean software development evolving.