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Lean and Kanban Software Development Digest


Lean and Kanban software development adoption is growing. More and more companies setup Kanban Boards, limit WIP and eliminate Muda.

This collection of links will help you understand all that buzz around Lean/Kanban and decide whether it is worth trying. I’ve read all the articles and posts below, so this list is a truly selected thing ;).

Articles and Blog Posts


Lean/Kanban Blogs

Lean/Kanban People in Twitter


There are just several Kanban tools on the market. To be honest, I don’t like TRICHORD UI. LeanKit: Kanban looks much better, but it can work for small teams only on my opinion. Anyway, it seems Kanban tools vendors’ race just began.

If you know other tools that support Kanban, drop a comment and I’ll happily include them into the list.

Did I miss something interesting? Drop a comment!

  • Machiel Groeneveld

    I’d like to promote my own blog on this topic, I call it Feature Flow to make sure no one will say: “That’s not Kanban you’re doing”, it’s inspired by Corey Ladas’ presentation on Scrumban.

  • John Goodsen

    We are about ready to make publicly available and free. Look for announcements in the next month on most major lean mailing lists, twitter feeds and blogs.

  • Kevin E. Schlabach

    Thanks for the compilation! I’ve been making my own list and hadn’t gotten this far!

  • Derick Bailey

    Hey Michael,

    Thank you for including my post in this list! I'm happy to see that you think my thoughts and understanding are on par with the other great articles, blogs, and authors that you've linked to – many of which were directly influential in my writing. :)


  • Nate Kohari

    Great post! We’re preparing to launch Zen, our hosted kanban solution ( We’ve been in private beta for awhile now, and will be launching publicly in July.

  • Michael Dubakov


    Radtrack included.

  • Michael Dubakov


    I’ve included Zen into the list. I think it will be the best tool from the all mentioned above.

  • Michael Dubakov

    @Michael Dubakov Looked at Zen today. Not bad tool at all, but will work for small teams only. I doubt it can scale well (so far).

  • Project Management

    Thanks for sharing this post

  • Pablo Pernot

    Great job to share that links

  • Brandon

    We just started an open source project for kanban or scrum called
    Digaboard. The tool first took shape at The Motley Fool (
    and started because we couldnt find a tool that could be used during a
    stand-up and at our desks… everything out there is just overly
    complicated and we just wanted something to easily visualize our
    tasks. Check it out and let us know what you think.

  • PhilB

    Here is another tool to add to your list which I found while searching for a Kanban / Scrum tool: Silver Catalyst ( It supports several different lean frameworks including EP, Scrum, Kanban. Don’t know if we will use it, but it looks pretty good so far.

  • Tomek Dabrowski

    Re. Tools – I encourge you to check our online Taskboard :) It helps my team a lots with task’s allocation – you can check homepage at

    fyi: taskboard is open source project so any feedback is welcome! :)

  • Machiel Groeneveld

    I'd like to promote my own blog on this topic, I call it Feature Flow to make sure no one will say: “That's not Kanban you're doing”, it's inspired by Corey Ladas' presentation on Scrumban.

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    I think it will be the best tool from the all mentioned above.

  • Paul_Sc

    you missed – really nice and easy to use project management tool.

  • Andy looks also interesting: free beta version. Colorful cards, collapsing columns, WIP limits and searching. Good for personal and professional use.

  • ravi213

    that's really a fantastic post ! added to my favourite blogs list.. I have been reading your blog last couple of weeks and enjoy every bit. Thanks.Software Development

  • paulklipp

    I'm on the project team for so this is a shameless plug, but it is another tool for distributed or just online personal or team kanban

  • language exchange

    This a good blog where some valuable post available. How the idea about language exchange? Many of the people are on blog for commercial need. Different language have different need. Some are link exchange. This are not welcoming. Welcome to you!

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    Thanks for a nice post

    “Lean and Kanban Software Development Digest”

  • Angelina

    Looks very interesting ,, also visit for a change

  • Project Tracking Software

    By Kanban what you mean is task management technique that Toyota invented in the earlier days, right?

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