schedule Mar 19th 02:45 - 03:30 PM place Grand Ball Room 1 people 96 Interested

This day is all about the “Agile Mindset”, but what about the “Kanban Mindset?” What’s the same and what is different? Kanban is certainly consistent with the “Agile Mindset,” but also brings in concepts from Lean and other management approaches.

Join Todd as he shares how the Kanban Method focuses on the following areas in order to drive continuous improvement:

  • Understand the system
  • Manage the flow of value
  • Balance Demand and Capacity
  • Limit WIP to improve predictability
  • Find and address bottlenecks
  • Make Policies Explicit
  • Incremental improvement through experiment and measurement
  • Double loop learning (process improvement & product improvement)
  • Scale through the enterprise
 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

I start with popular misconceptions regarding Kanban. The Kanban Method is much more than stickies on the wall with " To Do," "Doing," and "Done." I cover a brief history with the influences of agile, lean and to evolve the Kanban Method for managing knowledge work.

In true Kanban style, I develop the key values of Kanban incrementally.

  • Understand the system
    • If you don't understand your system, how can you effectively improve it?
  • Manage the flow of value
    • There are two parts here: flow and value. You need to understand where the value is, and then look at what is blocking flow.
  • Balance Demand and Capacity
    • Shoving more into the system is counterproductive and results in long lead times. Which can be solved by...
  • Limit WIP to improve predictability
    • Little's Law tells us the relationship
  • Find and address bottlenecks
    • This is a key part of managing flow of value
  • Make Process Explicit
    • This reduces churn
  • Incremental improvement through experiment and measurement
    • Start with where you are at, understand it, and then look to improve. Don't just grab something that may have worked elsewhere.
  • Double loop learning (process improvement & product improvement)
    • And feedback loops are critical for learning. Learning how to improve the process, and learning how to improve the product.
  • Scale through the enterprise

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the system
  • Manage the flow of value
  • Balance Demand and Capacity
  • Limit WIP to improve predictability
  • Find and address bottlenecks
  • Make Process Explicit
  • Incremental improvement through experiment and measurement
  • Double loop learning (process improvement & product improvement)
  • Scale through the enterprise

Target Audience

Anyone

Prerequisites for Attendees

None

schedule Submitted 6 months ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  6 months ago
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    Todd, I like the fact that you are asking people to consider kanban as a mindset rather than seeing it only as a tool, or in recent times, as a framework.