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Real-World Kanban by Mattias Skarin

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How We Continuously Improved

Everything so far was on the defense as we fought problems as they cropped up. After a few weeks, we saw team members kicking off their own refactoring initiatives and taking control of the board. Every change they made in their processes was reflected on the board. For example, the Test column was split into two to reflect manual testing. A triggering mechanism in the Build column indicated whether a partial (client) or a full build was needed. The Kanban board became a living process and galvanized the team’s commitment for each change.

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