Continuous Improvement (Lean) - Event #2: Takt Board - Visualizing How A Project Moves
Before implementing Lean, BIT Development had no clear way to tell how many projects had been started or completed or where they were in the SDLC phases without manually counting them. Every development team had their own process and there were no standards followed across teams. Because of these challenges, BIT Development was unable to effectively manage its resources and manage the flow of projects coming in and going out.
In order to track and visually represent a project’s progression through the SDLC, a large Takt Board was created. This enables leadership, and others, to:
- Identify SDLC and project bottlenecks;
- Show how projects flow through the SDLC;
- Make decisions about choke and release points;
- Effectively prioritize projects;
- Identify opportunities to pool and temporarily reallocate resources; and
- Identify when BIT Development is achieving its goals.
- All Data Center projects must follow a standard process based on the PMO Project Management template (scaled by project)
- The Data Center will create and utilized a project FullKit (standard processes that each project will follow regardless of size or timeframe)
- The Data Center will create standard project templates to be used for all projects
- The Data Center will track projects based on LEAN processes (including Takt Board, FullKit)