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Monday, May 14 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Enabling Enterprise Kanban Transformation through Lean Startup Techniques

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If there is one certainty about large-scale organizational transformation it is to expect uncertainty. Kanban provides an alternate approach to traditional, big-bang change. But even a Kanban change initiative is guaranteed to provide a highly unpredictable outcome. 

Eric Ries definition of a startup is as follows:

"A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty."

By this definition, an enterprise Kanban change initiative could be deemed a startup, one that could take advantage of Lean Startup techniques.

During this session I will present a case study on how a team of Kanban change agents leveraged the Lean Startup approach to enable validated learning on a large scale organizational transformation.

I'll discuss how we tested the assumptions behind our transformation through the successful rollout of Minimum Viable Changes (MVCs). I will showcase how we cycled through the learn, build, and measure loop to steer the course of our transformation. Finally, I'll give an overview of our key pivot/pursue decisions, and describe how the lean startup approach provided us with the feedback required to make several significant changes in direction during the course of the transformation.


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Jeff Anderson

Jeff started his professional life as your typical IT development geek. He tried to create software delivery joy through the use of  things like patterns, agile methods, and overall  object oriented goodness. Jeff continued to be disappointed in the way IT delivery projects were managed, the reason they were started,  and how they ended up. | | This dissatisfaction with the status quo led him to gradually embrace a new mission in life, to... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Harborview 3

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