This project will be developed by the brazilian software development community during Agile Brazil event (http://www.agilebrazil.com). If you're curious to know how this project came to life access this link on Aspercom's blog (pt_BR):
Objective: to easily show examples or just sketch a Kanban on-line. Help the community to share ideas about the Kanban/Lean philosophy by drawing it on the Web. Kanban sketch will be like Tobin Harris' nice online tool for UML sketching (see http://yuml.me).
The tool will render something like this file uploaded here:
(credits Henrik Kniberg, Crisp-SE)
Current discussions about Scrum vs Kanban is the primary motivation for this project. To help people understand value chain, flow, WIP Limits and process engineering let's full them of examples. With Kanban Sketch you can show Kanban state and simulate transitions using web.
Some useful resources: http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/kanban-scrum-minibook http://www.netobjectives.com/blogs/real-difference-between-kanban-scrum http://agilemanagement.net/index.php/Blog/thoughts_on_how_kanban_differs_from_scrum/ http://kenschwaber.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/waterfall-leankanban-and-scrum-2/
We at Aspercom are not promoting Kankan (or Scrum) or any "Method War". As Henrik Kniberg says: "Compare tools for understanding, not judgment"
- Show up a Kanban with simple design
- Develop a DSL for Kanban sketching
- Just en_US (as front-end and development language)
- Validate the concept with some brazilian Kanban experts (like Alisson Vale)
- Better the UX
- Shorter URL
- Generate Kanban images
- Host somewhere
(for more information about the project during Agile Brazil visit Aspercom's stand)