The 10 foot, 3 second rule

Posted on May 15th, 2010 in Kanban, Silver Catalyst, Silver Stories, Visual Management by siddharta || 3 Comments

Here is a question for you: How long does it take to identify that you have a problem with your process? A month? A week? A day?

Ideally, you want this information in near real time. A well designed Kanban board can do this if you design it with the 10 foot, 3 second rule in mind.

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Multiple Feature Drag & Drop

Posted on March 24th, 2010 in News & Updates, Silver Catalyst by siddharta || 30 Comments

Silver Catalyst now allows you to drag and drop multiple features in one operation. This is very useful in the plan and prioritize screens when you want to move a whole bunch of features. Previously you had to drag and drop each feature individually.

Selecting multiple features is simple: Just tick the checkbox next to the feature as shown below.

Then when you drag, all the ticked features will be dragged along in one operation. Simple!

Control Charts in Silver Catalyst

Posted on March 16th, 2010 in News & Updates, Silver Catalyst by siddharta || 4 Comments

If you’ve logged into Silver Catalyst recently, you may have noticed a new feature – Control Charts.

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Evolving from ad-hoc to Agile to Kanban

Posted on January 25th, 2010 in Agile, Kanban, Lean, Silver Catalyst, silverstripesoftware by siddharta || 3 Comments

This is the presentation I gave at Agile Bengaluru 2010 this past weekend. It describes the journey moving from ad-hoc development to an agile process and how we then adapted it to a more Kanban like process. The bad news is that you can’t really make out much with just the slides as the commentary is not there. The good news is that the session was recorded, so I’ll post it up once the recording is made available. In the meantime, here is the presentation.

Splitting a feature in Silver Catalyst

Posted on October 9th, 2009 in Silver Catalyst by siddharta || No Comment

It is now possible to split a feature in Silver Catalyst.

Why would you want to split a feature?

A couple of reasons

  1. The feature was too big, so you want to move a few of the tasks into a separate feature
  2. Not all of the tasks could be completed in a sprint, so you want to make a copy of the feature for rescheduling in the next iteration

Here is the step by step procedure for splitting a feature:

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