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Introducing lean principles to software development with Kanban method

Tamara Žlender (2015) Introducing lean principles to software development with Kanban method. EngD thesis.

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    Thesis describes applying lean principles to software development with Kanban method. The first chapter is an introduction to agile and lean software development processes, which are both gaining popularity and showing better results in the last few years than traditional methodologies. Agile and lean software development processes are described with the Agile Manifesto and lean principles. Scrum and Kanban methods are then described and compared in more detail. What follows is an introduction of Kanban adaptation to Scrum called Scrumban. Thesis also emphasizes the importance of cooperation between management and employees, workflow visualization, limiting Work-in-Progress and pulling new work into the system. In the next chapter online kanban tool comparison is presented. Most popular online tools are compared with a physical kanban board capabilities. Followed by a chapter in which accquired learnings are used to prepare a plan for introducing Kanban method to an insurance IT system rebuild project in the area of property insurance on which the author worked on. In the final chapter findings together with ideas for future research are presented.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: agile software development, lean software development, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, workflow visualization, limit Work-in-Progress, online kanban tool comparison, Kanban method introduction plan
    Number of Pages: 78
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Viljan Mahnič241Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=51012&select=(ID=1536402883)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 3017
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 11:05
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:43
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3017

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