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Monday, May 14 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban

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While the design of kanban systems and visualizations is becoming well understood in the community and the concept that the Kanban Method is a way of catalyzing evolutionary change to existing process, there is still little understanding of how get started with a Kanban initiative. This talk will present the systematic approach employed by David J. Anderson to enable organizations to bootstrap a Kanban initiative. David will explain the approach to understanding the current circumstances, soliciting sources of dissatisfaction from all stakeholders via interviews and anecdotal evidence. He will then show how to develop an understanding of demand and capability breaking demand down by work type and required class of service. Workflow can then be studied for each work type by identifying a sequence of dominant activities for knowledge discovery. All of this input is used to develop a kanban system design. The new system is then socialized with stakeholders and its design points negotiated. Finally a rollout plan is produced and a kick-off meeting is held.

This talk is suitable for anyone tasked with implementing Kanban to improve predictability, better manage risk or catalyze the emergence of a kaizen culture. Attendees will leave with the the confidence that getting started with Kanban can be achieved with a methodical, repeatable process.

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David J. Anderson

David J. Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective technology development. He leads a consulting, training and publishing business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. He has 30 years... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT

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