New and Updated Kanban Articles provide more effective guidance for using Kanban in SAFe
We are excited to announce some additional new guidance for applying Kanban in SAFe. As you know, Kanban systems are already used to manage backlog flow at every SAFe level (see Figure). Each Kanban reflects the unique activities at the level for delivering value, describing the workflow, and applying work-in-process (WIP) limits.
We are extending our guidance with a new article on Applying Kanban in SAFe. It describes how to establish a Kanban system, the various elements of the Kanban board, and how these systems are connected to help strategy changes flow quickly across value streams to the teams who do the work.
And now, with the growing trend of companies expanding SAFe into areas beyond IT, other business units—from marketing and finance to legal, security, operations, and more—are appreciating the unprecedented level of visibility provided by Kanban. Therefore, we are also pleased to announce an extensive update to the SAFe Team Kanban article, which better describes using Kanban as a primary team method. And of course, Scrum teams can also leverage this guidance to enhance the visibility and flow through their process. Taken together, we hope these articles deliver more effective guidance for using Kanban alongside Scrum in SAFe.
— The Framework Team with Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow