In this article the following TameFlow Kanban features are introduced:
- TameFlow Kanban:
- Add another Stream and Board
- Add a filter
- Control WIP with Tokens
- Add a waiting column
- Card Configuration
- Set an update Trigger
TameFlow Kanban Features
Select Configure and open the TameFlow set-up screen via TameFlow Kanban:
Add another Stream and Board
Add another stream (like "Stream Y") and another board (like "Board Y.1"):
Select the Controlling Property of the Stream
For the total Stream you have to select the Controlling Property of the Stream. If there is no input in this field, the cards can't be found on the boards. This will be the steering mechanism of the card and determines the place/column of the card on the board.
Control the # Kanban Tokens
Furthermore you can set the # Tokens allowed warning within a stream: Tokens are assigned to a card when it enters and resides in a column, for wich "Token Required" is selected.
Filters on Stream/Boardlevel
You can add a filter particular for a Stream or on a Board, like in the example below: if board Y.1 is selected only Cards of Category A will be displayed (FIELD_0001 is coupled to the Custom Field: Category):
Add a waiting/buffer column
Via the Board Configuration tab you can identify that need a Token and also where to add a Waiting Column or a Buffer Column:
Via the Card Background tab, you can choose the set the Controlling Property for colors for all streams.
Example TameFlow Streams and Boards (A)
The configuration above result in the following Board set-up and lay-out.
When Stream X/Board X.1 is selected:
And when Stream Y/Board Y.1 is selected:
For Stream Y/Board Y.2, we have selected Category B cards and we have added a Buffer Column (with a buffer of 2). Which means that in the optimal situation there would be at least two cards in that column, see figure:
As can be seen in the above picture, card cans have both the blue full circle (Tokens) and the "Pacmans".
In this case the buffer is orange, because the buffer does require an additional card to be filled (green). When there is no card in the buffer column the colour would be red.
The colors are based on the percentage of cards that are available within the buffer column:
- Red: Less then 33% of buffer size available within the column;
- Orange: Between 33% and 66% of buffer size available within the column;
- Green: Higher then 66% of buffer size available within the column.
In this example a rule has been added ("Update Trigger"), which automatically fills the user name, when a card is started. Which, in this case, means that the card is moved from the Open column to the In Progress column.
Trigger in Lynx:
Example TameFlow Streams and Boards (B)
The name of Mike Dempsey is automatically added when the card is moved to the column: In Progress.