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Kanban Simulator

February 12th, 2012 No comments

I have decided to release out into the wild a kanban simulator. It’s been a long time in the making and really I’m wondering what to use it for!

It started out as a project to think through (a) some of the calculations and relationships in a kanban system and (b) a single-page, javascript application. With the later, it has been a great exercise. I have found the AMD and requirejs to be a great solution. I combined it with building via node.js and did test-first in jasmine. My last results from jasmine are: 131 specs, 0 failures in 4.8s.

Anyway, this is a kanban board simulator that allows you to setup a board and then run tasks through and look at metrics.

I’m wondering if it has any use as a training mechanism. Trainers could get participants to generate and run their own data. I haven’t written up instructions on changing the configuration but if you download the code and update the scripts/config/simple-board.js file you might get the hang of it. You’ll also see that I have created a small DSL for creating “Team practices” but that’s another story.

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