Ricardo Mestre - Featureban - a game to help understand Kanban

Featureban: a great example of how didactic games lead to quicker understanding of new concepts

Featureban is a great didactic game, created by the great Mike Burrows. Who wrote the also great book “Kanban from the Inside”.

It shows the impact of batch sizes in Lead Time.

On the iterations where the batch size is bigger, we will have a higher Work In Progress, which will increase Lead Time.

By using didactic games in trainings and consultancy, we help the participants move from the abstract to the tangible.

And also have the side benefit that they have a lot of fun on the process… as you can see in the video below.