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Real-World Kanban by Mattias Skarin

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What Lessons We Learned

We learned a number of lessons during this process. We improved inflow quality, found our time to market, located our first improvement opportunity, stopped doing late changes, and improved lead time by a factor of 2. Let’s look at each lesson in detail.

Improve Product Ideas

In the beginning, we kept prospective new product ideas on a wall next to the Kanban board. Because each product idea was presented as an A3 card, we pinned the promising prospects next to the Kanban board.

The first time I reviewed these prospective new product ideas, I noticed that 40 percent of them did not have answers to the key questions, which would be essential to have a meaningful conversation with the development team. For example, impact ...

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