Lean Coffee - 02 November 2011

Attendedees

Jim

Adam

Dan

Mellissa

When life sucks

How to improve

Liberation in understanding

Working together so team is on same page

Use Kanban to show that pain

Acknowledge life is pain

Need better clearer definition of done

Time

Pressures/pain of selecting work

Realize estimates suck

Need to visualize how things don't get done

Problems

Too many bugs after release

Shipping too much crap

Too much debt in work

Too much wishful thinking

Too much ticket pushing/plate cleaning

Kanban of kanbans

Catered to level

Team

Tasks in progress
Tasks done

Mgt

Aggregates at higher levels (like counts)
Health
Throughput
Risks
Cycle time
Project Done

Actionable at each level

Tools like leankit do rollups

Each board is unique to users

Other types of rollups

Team leads need views of projects they head
Part time resources need views of multiple projects
...

How to visualize for architects?

Multiple teams

Metrics for lean

Cycle time is king

Time to done when placed in wip

Not lead time

"Subjective well being" metric

Frowns

Accumulate over life of feature

Smiley face

Some metrics are too tough to measure

What's required

Defects

Minimize

Least necessary metrics lnm

Balance of worth

Need to know what's going on

Example of session based testing

Maximize testing T
T test
S setup
B bug investigation/reporting
Helps reduce non value added work

Don't be evil with metrics

Lack of metrics is bad

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