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When the Pressure Is Really On: A “Rough and Ready” Application of Lean and Kanban at the BBC

Posted by Katherine Kirk  on  Sep 20, 2011

Katherine Kirk presents a case study of a small team which decided to use Lean and Kanban to rapidly iterate over the development of the BBC iPlayer.

Complexity vs. Lean: The Big Showdown

Posted by Jurgen Appelo  on  Sep 16, 2011 2

Jurgen Appelo talks about Lean principles and Kanban practices in the context of the influence complexity theory and systems thinking have had on Lean.

Kanban System Design

Posted by Karl Scotland  on  Jul 28, 2011 4

Karl Scotland on Kanban as a way of creating a model improving a business’ capability to meet its purpose based on systems thinking, workflow, visualization, work in process, cadence, and learning.

Leaner Programmer Anarchy

Posted by Fred George  on  Mar 24, 2011 8

Fred George discusses Programmer Anarchy, a development process where programmers are not just empowered to act but the driving force behind a product, leading to substantial increase in results.

Kanban Fishbowl Session

Posted by David Anderson  on  Mar 09, 2011

David J. Anderson leads a fishbowl session dedicated to sharing experiences and lessons learned from introducing Kanban to various organizations.

Raising the Bar: Super Optimizing Your Agile Implementation Using Kanban and Lean

Posted by Jesper Boeg and Guilherme Silveira  on  Nov 23, 2010 1

Jesper Boeg and Guilherme Silveira discuss various Agile anti-patterns which proved not to work for everybody, presenting some Lean principles implemented with Kanban and helping to improve things, resolving possible conflicts with traditional Agile practices, and determining if Lean&Kanban is appropriate for immature teams.

Kanban - Crossing the Line, Pushing the Limit or Rediscovering the Agile Vision?

Posted by Jesper Boeg  on  Oct 05, 2010 2

Jesper Boeg talks on the origins of Kanban, software Kanban, how it is different from other Agile methods and what it is useful for, the team maturity Kanban requires, and some of disadvantages of using Kanban.

Reformulating the Product Delivery Process

Posted by Israel Gat, Erik Huddleston and Stephen Chin  on  Sep 02, 2010

Israel Gat, Erik Huddleston and Stephen Chin present how Inovis realized a higher product throughput by using three Kanban practices – Stakeholder-based Investment Themes and Business Case Management, Upstream and Downstream WIP Limits, Dynamic Allocations – and a Lean Release Management tool called APROPOS, or Agile Project Portfolio Scheduler.

Lean Lessons Learned: Our Experiences Moving to Kanban

Posted by Tim Wingfield  on  Aug 24, 2010

Tim Wingfield tells his story moving from Scrum to Kanban, presenting several versions of Kanban boards used over time, including the benefits and drawbacks. He also mentions additional practices used: retrospectives, pair programming, code review, and stand-up meetings.

Feeding the Agile Beast

Posted by Dean Stevens  on  Aug 18, 2010 1

Dean Stevens proposes a way of integrating the business value concept into everyday Agile activity in order to achieve a higher value for an enterprise.

The Lean Influencer’s Mantra

Posted by Siraj Sirajuddin  on  Aug 03, 2010

Siraj Sirajuddin talks about the Influencer’s (Change Agent) role in introducing Lean and Kanban in large organizations by understanding the philosophy of the Lean process improvement, the forces related to Lean and Kanban adoption, and their dynamics.

Your Mileage May Vary

Posted by Stefan Apitz, Ernest Muller, Dan Nemec, Burzin Engineer, Kevin Rae  on  Jul 29, 2010

Experiences and lessons learned facing DevOps problems in the IT trenches (even if they weren’t calling it DevOps!). The good, the bad, the surprises, and ideas for the future.

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