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It’s becoming frustrating. Not only do I have to code and solve problems but I also have to have opinions on how to allocate work, manage a team, try to give ideas on the team setup etc. Kanban is used as a silver bullet. The one and only solution with dussins of columns. Trying to work with agile in mind while the rest of the organization is working in accordance to the waterfall modell. Every damn task is estimated in hours. The estimation is always off with at least 20%. It was fun in the beginning. Less fun now when we keep changing the way we work every six month. It feels like the managers are throwing work at us to solve. I want to think about code and technical solution and less of the managing stuff.

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    Kanban does not work with estimates. A task is picked up in order of priority, then worked on till complete
    #noestimates
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    And kanban boards shouldn't have dozens of columns.
    Ready, in progress, done (maybe an extra for resolved if you need a PO to look at it before done) should be all you need.
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    @dan-pud hmm, we also use Analysis and Testing and after that its done
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    Off by only 20%? That sounds like a dream though!
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    @Hazarth
    How is it done if it's not tested? Testing should be included in being done. I'm assuming testing is then an afterthought? IMO testing should be integrated into development. Testers should be pairing with Devs.
    The whole point of kanban is limiting WIP. Doing this actually leads to faster development as it's done right the first time
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    @dan-pud yeah, its not a good system, even less so because we aren't even in contact with the testers. And their output is usually subpar too
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