Course info
Feb 13, 2012
1h 31m

Kanban is a set of principles that can be applied to processes to improve their flow and reduce waste. In this course, Steve demonstrates the basic principles and concepts of kanban and applies them at the individual and team level. This course covers the following PMBOK® Process Groups: Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling. This course covers the following PMBOK® Knowledge Areas: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management.

About the author
About the author

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Kanban Fundamentals : Personal Kanban
Hi, and welcome to another Plural Site on Demand video. My name is Steve Smith, and I will be your host today and we talk about Kanban fundamentals. In this module we're going to take a look at something called Personal Kanban, which is based on a pretty good book on that topic that I'll cover in just a moment. If you're interested in learning more about me you'll find me online at ourdallas. com or on Twitter as ourdallas. Let's get started. So to get started, let's talk about what is Personal Kanban. Look, if you're anything like me, you're busy, and I really appreciate that you're taking the time out of your day to watch this module. I know that most of us are busy. Not just a little bit busy, but really busy, right? So what I want you to talk to you about here in this module is how you can use some Kanban and lean techniques to improve your organization and get more stuff done. This can help improve your personal work flow and how you organize your personal life. Call it your life flow, if you like. So the book that a lot of this is based on is called Personal Kanban. And you can find it on amazon. com or at your favorite bookstore. If you find this module to be useful and interesting, you might want to pick it up. You can also get it for your Kindle which is how I actually read it. And basically, Personal Kanban has two simple rules and provides you with a number of different rules that you can use to apply these rules to build a system that makes it easy for you to organize your tasks throughout your daily life.

Kanban Fundamentals : Team Kanban
Hi. This is Steve Smith, and in this Pluralsight video, we're going to continue our course on Kanban Fundamentals. This module, we're going to focus on implementing Kanban for your software development team. You can find more on me at Ardalis. com or follow me on Twitter @ardalis. Let's get started. In this module, we will look at applying kanban to software development teams. First, we'll consider more deeply how kanban works in the manufacturing world and some of its properties. Then, we'll compare some of these properties to the world of software development, which obviously differs in many important ways from the world of manufacturing. We'll introduce what's called the Kanban method and show how it was successfully applied to a Microsoft team as part of a case study. Finally, we'll look at what's involved in implementing kanban for software development teams yourselves.