Transforming an organization's delivery model from quarterly or monthly releases to continuous delivery requires changes in requirements gathering, development, QA/ testing, and operations. Lean principles are a powerful guiding light into discovering what problems need to be addressed and how to get started. In this talk, I will describe how Lean principles can be applied to achieve a transformation to continuous delivery, and then provide a cycle model. At the end of the talk, is a workshop where the attendees will apply the Lean Principles to the cycle model and then analyze their own project for how to improve toward continuous delivery.

Everyone will learn more than one new way to examine their project.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

5 minute : What are the Seven Lean Software Development Principles?

20 minutes : Real world examples of applying Lean principles to examine software development

5 minute : Analyzing project cycle time with a Cycle Time model

5 minutes : attendees Workshop their own project using model

10 minutes : Debrief group results

Learning Outcome

  • Understanding of the Lean principles
  • How to apply them to own project
  • How to put them together to identify bottleneck to delivery cycle time
  • Learn more than one new way to examine your project

 

Target Audience

project managers, developers, operations, dev lab managers

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  2 years ago
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    Lance - would it be possible to focus more on the continuous delivery aspects and also reduce the theory/concepts but make it more experiential / tutorial workshop that you have proposed?

    -TV

    • Lance Kind
      By Lance Kind  ~  2 years ago
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      I'm unclear on what level of continuous delivery aspects you're looking for.  I wont be covering Dev Ops tools, for example.  The attendees will workshop their own projects using Cycle time. This will give them a chance to analyze how to improve their projects based on using the Lean software development principles.  For the 7 principles, I'll show at least one real world solution to improve projects.

       

      I like how you're thinking here.  Keep commenting or we could talk (+91 95-38-300113). Because I think you can help me improve this good talk further.  What would be the best outcomes you could get after attending this talk?  Tell me that so I can test and adjust this talk to deliver.

      • Naresh Jain
        By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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        Hi Lance,

        Thanks for being open to feedback. Ideally we would like you to start the workshop with the hands-on simulation and during the course of the simulation, you can inject the real-life examples of how each lean principle helps the team to get towards Continuous Delivery. We would like more focus on experiential learning.

        P.S: At this conference, participants have heard about the Lean Principles and examples from Mary Poppendieck at least twice and 50 other times from rest of the speakers. People are not interested in 101 stuff, they are craving for more advanced, practical examples from real projects from practitioners.

        If this makes sense, please update your proposal accordingly. Thanks. 

        • Lance Kind
          By Lance Kind  ~  2 years ago
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          I don't know why you think this is a 101 topic. Dont assume that if the words "principles" are spoken that this is a 101 topic. 

           

          Said again: THERE IS NOTHING 101 ABOUT THIS TALK.

          Also its natural that the workshop is at the end. Please be careful about making so many assumptions and then giving advice because in this situation your advice will be of poor quality. 

           

          Go go watch the video link and you can see the talk. 

          • Naresh Jain
            By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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            Hi Lance, before leaving the feedback comment, I had glanced through your video. The outline/structure and learning outcome mentioned in the proposal reconfirmed my conclusion. Hence the comment. May be I was wrong. Can you please help me understand your perspective? Can you please highlight what's new/unqiue in this proposal?

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Lance,

       Thanks for the submission.  I like where you are going with the talk but if I put on my 'attendee' hat, and read your proposal, outside of the 7 principles.  Is it fair to assume that you are limiting this talk to focus around continuous delivery and you will be looking at cycles in that context? 

    Best,

    Joel

    • Lance Kind
      By Lance Kind  ~  2 years ago
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      You got it Joe.  Cycles are the center piece.  Lean principles is what we use to inform and guide us toward solutions to improving the cycle.


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