• Richard Knaster
    Richard Knaster
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    In this introductory talk, Richard Knaster (Principal Contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework) discusses how to “Be Agile”, “Scale Up”, “Stay Lean” and “Have more Fun” with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).   SAFe is a publicly–accessible knowledge base of proven Lean and Agile practices for enterprise-class software development. Richard approaches the problem from the perspectives of Lean thinking and principles of product development flow, illustrating how these core principles help deliver business results at scale, while keeping the development system—and the enterprise—lean and able to responsive rapidly to changing market needs. In addition, enterprises applying the framework have been getting better results, and since winning is more fun, Richard will also describe some of the positive changes to corporate culture that occur when an enterprise is experiencing success with Scaled Lean- Agile methods.

    Scrum, XP, Kanban and related methods have been proven to provide step changes in productivity and quality for software teams. However, these methods do not have the native constructs necessary to scale to the enterprise. What the Industry needs is a solution that moves from a set of simplistic, disparate, development-centric methods, to a scalable, unified approach that addresses the complex constructs and additional stakeholders in the organization—and enables realization of enterprise-class product or service initiatives via aligned and cooperative solution development.

     

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    Why Kanban May Be Your Most Effective Tool for Improving Efficiencies in Operations and Maintenance, Business Process Management, and COTS Implementations

    Dragos Dumitriu
    Dragos Dumitriu
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
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    Intermediate

    Are you finding the demands to your team overwhelming and the process chaotic? Are your customers saying your team takes too long to deliver or that they have no idea what your team is busy doing? Do you have a growing backlog with requests months to years old? Are people with critical skills not available when you need them? Do you feel like priorities are changing all the time? On top of your ever-growing delivery workload, are you able to develop the capabilities of your team?

    The situations above reflect common challenges for software development teams and for IT Organizations in both private and public sectors.  Kanban is being used worldwide as a management method that helps teams pull themselves out of these sinkholes and dramatically reduce work delivery times, increase productivity and improve project visibility. The method’s rapid success is based on its adaptability to existing situations and on its evolutionary capabilities to evolve along with the challenges it must solve. When implemented correctly, it is relatively easy to adopt, encounters minimal resistance to change and quickly enhances morale and trust in organizations.

    This presentation aims to provide an introduction to Kanban core practices and why they work and practical insights into where the method might best fit within your organization or agency.