From Chaos to Kanban, via Scrum

(Experience report, 30 min) [ Video , iPhone/iPod/Apple TV video ]

Author(s): Kevin Rutherford (Rutherford Software), Paul Shannon (Codeweavers), Craig Judson (Codeweavers), Neil Kidd (Codeweavers)
Session: Kanban
Session chair: Juhani Iivari (University of Oulu)
Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
Since late 2007 the software development teams at Codeweavers UK have been incrementally improving their ability to deliver motor finance and insurance web services. This two-year journey has taken the company from chaos to kanban-style single-piece flow, including Scrum briefly along the way. This paper charts that journey, showing the benefits gained from a simple "inspect and adapt" cycle in which the teams tackled their biggest problem at each stage.

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