Tuesday 4th April, 2017
2:45pm to 3:25pm
- What you need to know about Kanban when you’re not using Kanban! -
Kanban is not a process or a process framework. It’s not an informal mechanism for visually organising work, without inconvenient rules. It’s not even a scaling framework, though it is applicable at a wide variety of scales. Kanban is a way of looking at your work, whatever process you use, and improving customer and business outcomes. So this session focuses on what you need to know about Kanban when you’re not using Kanban, and how you can use insights and techniques from Kanban within any process framework. It explains how to see your work through a different lens – the Lean flow paradigm – and how to focus on the work (rather than the worker), and the customer’s purpose (rather than the service provider’s needs), so that the flow of value is continually examined and incrementally improved.
Several Kanban themes and memes will be explored: the first rule of Kanban Club
policies – the old boarding school rule, and when “the law is an ass”
evolution is not smaller change, but different change
agility is measured by lead time and value delivery, rather than practices adoption
no team is an island
flow efficiency versus resource efficiency
deadlines create turbulence – manage to real changes in cost of delay, not iteration boundaries.
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