Kanban and Adaptive Software Development

6 Mar

Im going to divide this post into talking about Kanban and Adaptive Software Development


Kanban is a method for developing software products and processes with an emphasis on just-in-time delivery while not overloading the software developers. Like Scrum, Kanban is a process designed to help teams work together more effectively. Famous example of a similar Kanban process is Toyota’s JIT (Just in Time) production system which was developed by Taiichi Onho in Japan in the mid 1900s.

David J. Anderson developed Principles of Kanban

1. Visualise

2. Limit Work in Progress

3. Manage flow Make

4. Process Policies Explicit

5. Improve Collaboratively

 Resource: http://agilemanagement.net/index.php/Blog/the_principles_of_the_kanban_method/


Adaptive Software Development

The principle focuses on the rapid creation and evolution of software systems. ASD replaces the traditional waterfall cycle with a repeating series of speculatecollaborate, and learn cycles. The focus of adaptive software development is in the computer code. There is very little, of any planning involved. Overall, the lack of pre-planning steps allows the developers to make the software very quickly. While this will occasionally result in software that doesn’t perform the precise functions required, that is generally not a problem.Image


4 Responses to “Kanban and Adaptive Software Development”

  1. sad111302881 March 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    well written blog, concise yet loaded with info! Which do you prefer Kanban or Adaptive Software Development and why?

  2. sad111708665 March 8, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    …i was writing about Agile for my project, particularly Extreme Programming, so its great to get information on the other areas of Agile. 🙂 Apart from Toyota, did any other famous corporation utilise Kanban since? Chrysler car manufacturers in the states were one of the first to roll out the Agile software…(for payroll) coincidence 🙂

  3. sad109566511 March 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Really well written,short but at the same time its loaded with very interesting information!!Great work 🙂

  4. sad111303111 March 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Really enjoyed reading this post! Loads of information included that made understanding Kanban a lot easier. It is also very evident that a lot of research was put into this post.

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