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Kanban for Support and Maintenance Projects

New Agile projects spin up every day. But, pure Scrum based Agile methodologies do not fit the needs of all projects. Examples of projects that may not fit these methods:

  • A legacy project migrated to a cloud platform
  • Budgets shifted towards newer investments
  • A new merger brings on new properties
  • Existing projects have shifted into an end-of-life, but not end-of-support phase

This work provides value to customers or clients. Retaining these efforts to fund new opportunities is a critical business role. How do you maintain the efficiencies and methods from Scrum/Agile for this type of work?

Kanban! This introduction to Kanban will explore Flow, Work in Process, Visualization, and Continuous Improvement. Maybe you think you're using Kanban now, but are you just tracking tasks in an ordered list? We will have workshop exercises showing how powerful Kanban is when you use it to the fullest potential and not just task tracking your work.

Speaker

Tom Cudd

Tom Cudd

Systems Architect, VML, Inc.

Are You Really Using Kanban, or Just Making a List of Issues?

Maybe you think you're using Kanban now, but are you just tracking tasks in big ugly list? Kanban's focus on Flow, Work in Process, Visualization, and Continuous Improvement requires a change of mindset. With Kanban, teams must prioritize completion of work, maximize effort, and constantly increase efficiency. Where Kanban can provide the most value is in dealing with unplanned work, competing priorities, and unknown variables at project start. Examples of these types of projects include:

  • Legacy projects migrating to a cloud platform
  • Budgets shifting towards newer investments
  • A new merger brings on new properties
  • Existing projects have shifted into an end-of-life, but not end-of-support phase

Or maybe, you're a support desk, service desk, or an on-call workforce for production issues. Kanban allows teams to learn from the work completed and pivot out of the chaos of all urgent requests all the time.

Speaker

Tom Cudd

Tom Cudd

Systems Architect, VML, Inc.