Adding Kanban on top of your process, and try Agile Waterfall methodology [#Kanban #AgileWaterfall #AgileNewsAndViews]

ADDING KANBAN ON TOP OF YOUR PROCESS, AND TRY AGILE WATERFALL METHODOLOGY [#Kanban #AgileWaterfall #AgileNewsAndViews]

1. MAKE THE STAGES VISIBLE
2. IDENTIFY YOUR CUSTOMERS AND DEFINE YOUR OBJECTIVE
3. CREATE A DEFINITION OF DONE
4. ENSURE A FAST AND HEALTHY WORKFLOW
5. MEASURE THE RESULTS AND IMPROVE THE PROCESS

1. MAKE THE STAGES VISIBLE
Since both, Waterfall and Kanban, divide the process into phases, you can easily take your Waterfall project and put it on to a Kanban board. The Kanban board allows you to turn each Waterfall phase into a column. Even the gate phases. Additionally, the Kanban board will increase transparency and encourage safe-organization.

2. IDENTIFY YOUR CUSTOMERS AND DEFINE YOUR OBJECTIVE
It is very important that each team understands who their actual or figurative customer is. Once people understand who they are working for, they can better understand the goal of their work. Hence, work more efficiently and deliver more value.

3. CREATE A DEFINITION OF DONE
Team members need to know when their work on a task is completed so they can plan work better. You can think of the definition of done as the gate phase because it defines when you pass your work to the customers for approval.

4. ENSURE A FAST AND HEALTHY WORKFLOW
When you create a healthy limit to work in progress and allow team members to pull in new work only when they have the capacity to do so, you ensure work gets done faster.

5. MEASURE THE RESULTS AND IMPROVE THE PROCESS
With digital Kanban software, you can track your progress and create charts and reports for you. That will help you make informed decisions about the changes you should make to improve your process. And moreover, better plan your work and prepare for unpredictable situations.

CONCLUSION
Being Agile means being able to create and respond to change in order to stay competitive in a changing turbulent environment. But if the Waterfall methodology is the cornerstone of a steadfast workflow, there is nothing wrong in sticking with it. So if you are considering making the change, but still want to keep some of your old ways, you can try adding Kanban on top of your process, and try the Agile Waterfall methodology.

You would be surprised with how much Kanban can do for you!

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