Category Archives: kanban

A Kanban for Marketing Board Example

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(originally posted on the agilesparks blog)

Here is an example of a fairly typical Marketing Kanban board which can be useful for marketing teams that are taking their first steps towards implementing agile marketing in practice using kanban.

You can print it out and use it as a source of ideas & inspiration as you evolve your own board.

It is a slightly modified version of Henrik Kniberg’s Kanban Kick-Start Example that he graciously shared using a creative-commons license. Why do we need a marketing version you ask? Because we find that people connect better to examples in their own domain so talking about code and development doesn’t really work well with marketers… Feel free to take this one and adapt it for your use and share alike! (Here’s a powerpoint version you can edit)

PS Interested in learning more about how to use Kanban in Marketing? I talk quite a bit about Kanban including help marketers create their own Kanban boards in my Agile Marketing class. Next opportunity to take the class publicly is July 24-25 in Boston. This class is also available in-house where it’s possible to really get a Kanban board going and ready for action…


How to REALLY Add Learning to your Agile Marketing Flow

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Adding Learning/Feedback to the Value Stream – A core aspect of Agile “Inspect and Adapt” – Especially on Agile Marketing teams.

Whenever I work with a team, program, value stream, or whatever group of people that are trying to establish a leaner/more agile way of working that inspects and adapts along the way I mention the fact that feedback/learning should be part of their flow (Eric Ries has a good story about it in the Lean Startup btw).

I’m working more and more with “Agile Marketing” teams and organizations where this is even more of an emphasis than usual.  Continue reading

Agile New England Meetup on July 14th in Boston – Lean, Agile, DevOps, Flow, Enterprise Kanban – What’s the connection and how do they all fit together?

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Agile New England and the Boston Limited WIP Society invited me to give a talk on my next visit to Boston. The SES group in Siemens PLM (my client… ) graciously agreed to host the talk in their facility in Waltham on July 14th afternoon. Continue reading

Flow-driven Product Development webinar w/ LeanKit

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What a week. A full exhilarating week in Boston working with a product development group which I’ve been helping the last couple of months. They recently formed into 7 kanban teams and after a Management Workshop and a Team Kickstart week this was a visit to see where they got. We worked on team dynamics, change management, WIP Limits, Flow, established a health dashboard inspired by Spotify’s Squad Health Check, and even played a cool Kahoot in that spirit. More later…

It was kind of fitting that interspersed into all of that were two runs of a Flow-driven Product Development webinar as part of the LeanKit Webinar series.  The webinar summary and recording are now available. The Prezi itself is also available here.

PS a lot of interesting questions were raised in the webinar. If you want to get answers on them, let me know and will figure out the right approach. Considering an “Ask me Anything” follow-on webinar or just a couple of blog posts or both.



Flow-driven Product Development – Upcoming webinar w/ LeanKit

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LeanKit asked me to host a webinar for their highly popular webinar series. I naturally accepted. And it was also just natural that the topic would be Kanban/Flow in Product Development as I have the privilege to be one of the people involved in using kanban in multiple enterprise-scale product development lean/agile initiatives the last couple of years, several of whom are enjoying LeanKit.

In this webinar I will focus at the group/program-level scale and present a kanban/flow scaling pattern which most of these clients have been using. Continue reading