Who can adopt Kanban?
One of the best things about Kanban is the low barrier to adoption. You don't have to be practising Scrum or XP or be certified at CMM Level 5. The columns on your Kanban board could be as simple as: "To Do", "Doing", and "Done".
You're in good enough shape to start using Kanban if you can (manually or otherwise):
- Check out the code from a source code control system
- Build the code
- Check it works
- Deploy it
If you can't do those — and many teams can't — then you probably have more important things to worry about than setting up a Kanban board.