LeanKit Community Edition and LSSC 2010

We’ve had several new signups for our Community Edition since we announced it a few weeks ago. Some of these include:

Atlanta 2010 Speaker

Janice Linden-Reed, a kanban advocate and practitioner, is using LeanKit Kanban to plan the upcoming Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010, to manage tasks among conference organizers located around the world. More information can be found on the LeanSSC2010 conference website.

Liz Keogh, an agile coach and consultant, BDD community leader, and developer on the JBehave project, is using LeanKit Kanban as part of her research and community conference presentation schedule. Her work will explore how the phases of Behavior Driven Development can be pulled from the vision to release using a Kanban board. We’re looking forward to hearing her presentation at the upcoming Lean Software and Systems conference in Atlanta, GA, in April of 2010. More on Liz at her blog.
(not an official endorsement by LSSC. But we’re still quite proud of it 🙂 )

Chris Hefley

Chris Hefley is a co-founder of LeanKit. After years of coping with “broken” project management systems in software development, Chris helped build LeanKit as a way for teams to become more effective. He believes in building software and systems that make people’s lives better and transform their relationship with work. In 2011, he was nominated for the Lean Systems Society’s Brickell Key Award. Follow Chris on Twitter @indomitablehef.

3 thoughts on “LeanKit Community Edition and LSSC 2010

  1. Hi, Jennifer
    We’re software developers, and we first became aware of Kanban as part of the movement toward Lean Software Development. Since we started developing the product however, we’ve seen lots of people using it for “Personal Kanban”, and we’ve talked to banks, accountants, construction companies, and call centers who are all using our product to implement some sort of kanban/workflow process. All of us here on our development team are using it for our own personal Kanban tool as well.

    You’ll see the effect of where we started in the types of cards you can add to the board (Feature, Defect, Task, Improvement), but in a (near) future version, we’ll allow our users to configure the card types and colors to match whatever their specific application of Kanban calls for.

    We believe that Kanban and Lean principles can be used to improve almost any kind of process. In the future, we plan to make our software even more flexible, to allow customization of card fields, card types, card colors, annotations, and more. When setting up your Kanban board, you can define (and change at any time) any set of lanes you want, so there’s already a great deal of flexibility there. We have some new features currently in our alpha test group that are aaaallllmost ready to deploy out to everyone that will allow you to create horizontal and vertical sublanes, to customize your process even more.

    We’d love to talk to you more about your own needs in a Kanban software. We also have a user forum at http://leankittools.uservoice.com where you can make suggestions and vote on other people’s suggestions. We pay close attention to that forum when deciding what new features to implement.

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