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Thursday, May 17 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Kanban for Managers - What They Need to Know

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Management support is vital to a successful Kanban adoption. In order to support your Kanban intiative, the savvy manager will want to understand what Kanban is, and the associated risks, costs, and benefits. They will have questions, such as:

- What is Kanban, and how is it different from other methods that I am familiar with, such as Scrum and waterfall?

- What organisational changes do we need to make to adopt Kanban?

- What are the goals and expected benefits of Kanban?

- What are some successful adoption strategies?

- What are the risks associated with adopting Kanban?

- Can you provide me some case studies of both successful and failed Kanban initiatives, and the factors contributing to these outcomes?

- What metrics can we collect with Kanban, and how can we use them to understand and improve our delivery of value to our customers?

- What is my role? What can I do as a manager to ensure our success?

This tutorial will provide you with answers to these questions and more. You will take away resources you can use directly to inform your management of what Kanban is, and how it will help your team or organisation improve. You will be able to demonstrate how Kanban can improve predictability and transparency, provoke change, highlight systemic weaknesses, and form the foundation for a process of real continuous improvement.

 


Speakers
avatar for Russell Healy

Russell Healy

Russell is creator of the popular getKanban Board Game. He has over 15 years experience as software developer, development manager, agile coach, and consultant. He specializes in Kanban consulting, coaching, and training. Russell was awarded a Brickell Key Award at LSSC 2011 for his contribution and leadership in the Lean and Kanban community. He earned degrees in Computer Science and Commercial Law at the University of Victoria, Wellington. He... Read More →
avatar for Dan Vacanti

Dan Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti, MBA, was a key contributor to and primary reviewer of David Anderson’s Kanban book.  He is a 15 year software industry veteran who specializes in the leading, mentoring, and coaching of teams in agile practices. He has a record of delivering customer-valued results working with teams and companies of varying sizes. His emphasis is on the business-appropriate use of technology to help companies achieve their... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cambridge 1

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