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Real-World Kanban by Mattias Skarin

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How We Continuously Improved

We figured out which areas to improve just by observing the board and regularly talking with the team at the daily standup meetings. The team held a retrospective meeting once a month in front of the board to find out what worked well and what needed to be improved. We visualize ongoing improvements under an improvement Kanban, which we kept on the right of the main board.

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The improvement Kanban was divided into two swim lanes (horizontal rows), one for the improvements within the team’s scope of control and one for improvements within the organization’s scope. The department managers owned the Organization lane and ...

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