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Titolo: Studying Lean-Kanban Approach Using Software Process Simulation
Data di pubblicazione: 2011
Abstract: We developed an event-driven simulator of the Kanban process a WIP limited pull system visualized by the Kanban board. WIP (work in process) represent the capacity in the activity to perform features simoultaneously. The simulator is fully object-oriented, and its design model reflects the objects of the Lean software development domain. We used this simulator to assess comparatively WIP-limited and unlimited processes. We also studied the optimum values of the working item limits in the activities, using a paradigmatic case of 4 activities and 100 work items. The cost function used is equal to the total time needed to complete the project, plus a weighted sum of the limits themselves. We performed an exhaustive search on all the admissible values of the solution, finding sensible optimal values, and a non-trivial behavior of the cost function in the optimization space. This demonstrates the feasibility and usefulness of the approach.
ISBN: 978-3-642-20676-4
Tipologia:4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno

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