3 Reasons IT Ops Uses Lean Flow (Kanban for DevOps part 3 of 3)

In this three-part series on Kanban for DevOps, Dominica DeGrandis, Director of Training and Coaching at LeanKit, explains three key reasons why IT Ops teams and those implementing a DevOps value chain use a lean flow approach to product development. If you're just jumping in to this series, check out part one and part two.
Reason #3: People responsible for product support have a voice during product development.
Accountability with no authority sucks. To be responsible for keeping production running smoothly -- but have no voice in the changes rolling into production -- sucks energy, sucks morale, sucks cash. And that sucking noise means organizational health is heading south.

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3 Reasons IT Ops Uses Lean Flow (Kanban for DevOps part 2 of 3)

In this three-part series on Kanban for DevOps, Dominica DeGrandis, Director of Training and Coaching at LeanKit, explains three key reasons why IT Ops teams and those implementing a DevOps value chain use a lean flow approach to product development. If you’re just jumping in, here’s a link to part one; otherwise, read on for part two.
Reason #2: Staying focused when flooded with conflicting priorities.
Imagine a five-gallon bucket poured through a narrow funnel. The funnel can hold only so much before it overflows into a messy spill. For operations teams, the funnel is often overflowing, because they support a flood of multiple and competing requests, servicing a wide variety of customers.

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Handling Groups whose Problems are Giving you Problems

Introduction by LeanKit COO Jon Terry
We know -- we geek out a lot about people using us for construction, or manufacturing, or logistics, or auto repair, or talent management or whatever. Our business at LeanKit really has spread quite a bit beyond our software development management roots by now. But, we still recognize that our core business (and our hearts and heritage) are in the IT department. And, within that broad area, some of the most successful Kanban implementations (of LeanKit or any other flavor) are IT operations groups.

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