"Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they will still know good music." ~Lou Rawls

By listening to broken 'Work in Progress Limits' aka WIPs, learn the simple steps to improve your agile melody. This session will discuss the basics of WIPs with the help of music.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

  • Overview of WIP limits
  • Examples of Boards with WIP limits, & Music applied
  • Steps to remove your bottlenecks, & improve your WIP limits

Learning Outcome

  • People that attend should walk away and the next time they view their agile board be able to instantly see potential bottle necks and be able to apply simple WIPs.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in WIP limits or anyone that works with a kanban or scrum board

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • Craig Brown
    By Craig Brown  ~  1 year ago
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    Yvonne

    We want to include you on the programme, but don;t want to run a lightning talk session. Would you be able to expand this into a 30 minute slot?

    I imagine your talk could extend out to 10-15 minutes and then follow up with some discussion.

    Let me know what you think.


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