For the uninitiated, Featureban is our simple, fun, and highly customisable kanban simulation game, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
There were already some minor updates pending, but the biggest change was inspired by an exercise described in the first chapter of the new book Practical Kanban by my friend Klaus Leopold. With the board full of work-in-progress (WIP), how long will it take to clear it? Or in other words, roughly how long will the next piece of work take, assuming it’s of normal priority and doesn’t get to jump over everything else?
The price of Klaus’s book goes up with each completed chapter, but he has kindly given us a coupon that fixes the price at just $4 until the end of May. Grab yours here:
- Practical Kanban (special Featureban price, to May 31st)
- Hidden slides for the reference of the facilitator are now clearly marked as such
- Clarified the wording of the pairing rule
- New ‘Take Stock’ slides at the end of iterations 1 & 2, the review of WIP described above
- ‘Cleaned up’ the debrief slides
- What was that like?
- Then what happens?
- What just happened?
- The ‘By the same author’ slide now includes the Agendashift book
- Added a final slide with a link to Okaloa Flowlab, a fully productionised simulation game and workshop initially inspired by Featureban, by my friends Patrick Steyaert and Arlette Vercammen