Software engineering manager @ Thalesgroup
location_on Hong Kong
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Software Engineering Manager @ Thalesgroup | Lean engineering enthousiast
GetKanban is a an empirical introduction to kanban through board gaming.
2 teams of 6 people team up as 2 startups competing (~3hours) to build a new 'revolutionary' app as fast as possible. What team will shorten time to market and win it all?! But wait things don't come easy, delay penalty, evil test manager and sick developer will spicy up the challenge.
On same principle of MiT beer game, getKanban is ideal introduction to pull scheduling, WiP limit, lead time, in others words "K"anban for software.
Note: not sure this workshop fits in agile conf agenda, perhaps for a coming meetup instead
Continuous improvement, kaizen is a matter of all and at heart of iT management nowadays. Worldwide people have never work that much for such a less productivity.
In this context, how to transform a taylorism "command-and-control" culture into a problem solving culture w/o big upfront budget or analysis but scientificaly, through observations, step by step, little by little so that knowledge employee grow their creative muscle over memory muscle leading always to same solution.
This 40min talk is about a year long journey of a software team which sets a vision where to go (north star), defines its working standards, practices together (dojo) and starts making the bridge btw day to day problems and strategic company objectives through mojito-practice mixing OKR - Objective & Key Results - and kata, team iterative improvement practice first seen in Toyota production system based on A3 for PDCA systemic approach.
Along the road, team and its leader not just grow software knowledge and practices but stronger relationship, focus both agile and V-cycle team on continuous improvement, overcome culture and language (cross-cultural paradigm failure) and kill turn over despite very competitive environment. But above all, learn to solve problems by their own.