Wednesday, August 06, 2008 12:32 PM
Wow, it's been a while since I blogged. Summer is busy, busy, schockingly busy! I wanted to mention the discussion we had recently on the kaban mailing
list. We talked about when a group using Kanban as their project management tool would conduct retrospectives. There was talk about triggering it using timeboxes. But Tobias mentioned the idea
of a drainage buffer to trigger the retrospective. My interpretation of this goes something like this. As lessons learned or problems are encountered, a note is put somewhere indicating that. When the lessons learned buffer gets filled, a retrospective is held with lessons learned best practices etc. It's a great idea, and this allows events in the Kanban to trigger the retro, which I think is better than time boxes. I'd love to hear if others are using this.