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What methodology are you using to manage your work?

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There are lots of methodologies out there to manage work. Are you Kanban? A fully Agile shop? Waterfall? Share with us how you're managing your work! Alison Milbury Workfront Community Manager
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All of the Above �� We have 7 Scrum Teams using Agile. We have one such team just move over to Kan Ban after your latest upgrade. And we have standard projects we run (using Waterfall and Agile methodologies depending on the nature of the project). Vic Alejandro, PMP, CSM | IT Program Manager Denver Water | t: (303-628-7262) | c: (303-319-6473) "http://www.denverwater.org/"> http://www.denverwater.org INTEGRITY | VISION | PASSION | EXCELLENCE | RESPECT

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Would love to hear about the transition when you've had more time to reflect on Kanban. We're contemplating it and am just starting the research. Currently, we're all waterfall, all the time. But we need to shake things up a bit. Jennifer Franz SAE International

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Well for us it was a very easy transition because this was a scrum team going to Kanban. So basically going from using Sprints/Iterations, to simply not using Sprints anymore. So they just rank the work and grab the next one in line. It was a matter of flipping the switch in the Team settings and the team is making the small adjustment on how the Kanban board works. Moving from Waterfall might be more difficult depending on what you mean. In my mind when you say Waterfall it means projects. Going from projects to Scrum or Kanban is a whole culture change which would need to include training etc. We did the transition from project work to Scrum in 2012. It took training the whole staff and a little bit of work to transition. We then discovered we couldn't completely get rid of projects as there were endeavors that were too large or required the work of several scrum teams, so they needed a PM to herd those cats. We can talk more offline if you wish to discuss more. Also, keep in mind Kanban doesn't have the new feature where you can bring Issues into the Kanban board. It's Tasks only at this point. Vic Alejandro, PMP, CSM | IT Program Manager Denver Water | t: (303-628-7262) | c: (303-319-6473) "http://www.denverwater.org/"> http://www.denverwater.org INTEGRITY | VISION | PASSION | EXCELLENCE | RESPECT

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Wow. Looks like I need a lot more training before we even think about this. Thanks for the insight. I may be back in touch. Happy TGIF! Jennifer Franz SAE International

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Jennifer, you might be interested in taking our Introduction to Agile Work Management course that's available on Workfront Ascent. It gives a good overview of both Scrum and Kanban methodologies. Then you can take the Scrum & Kanban in Workfront class to learn how the setups and workflows work. Allison Lippert Workfront Training Manager allisonlippert@workfront.com

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That's awesome, Allison. Thanks for the recommendation! I will do that. Jennifer Franz SAE International