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Monday, May 14 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Kanban Change Leadership - Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

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"Kanban rocks" is the motto of more and more people in the IT industry. That is for good reasons: Kanban follows simple rules, is based on easy accessible mechanics, easy to implement, and leads to significant improvements within a short period of time. However, a lot of Kanban initiatives vanish as quickly as they were introduced. That is also for good reasons: People are trying to break emotions with a crowbar instead of using them as drivers of change. Introducing Kanban means doing a change initiative - it is about people and not pure mechanics, it is targeting the working culture, and it is team sport in terms of shared leadership and accountability. In my presentation I will point out a way that addresses these essential aspects of a Kanban change initiative so that an emerging culture of continuous improvement has a chance to survive.

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Klaus Leopold

Klaus is working as Kanban coach and trainer for LEANability. He is co-founder of the Limited WIP Society in Austria and Switzerland as well as organizer and board member of the Lean Kanban Central Europe Conference 2012 in Vienna. Klaus is author of the book "Kanban in IT. Building... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2012 4:00pm - 4:40pm EDT
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