A Roundup On The Lean Software and Systems Conference Buzz
The Lean Software & Systems Conference went down a few weeks ago in Atlanta, and InfoQ has followed much of the buzz since. Check out what we've collected from the vast pool of great blogs, articles, notes, videos, pictures, presentations and more that have surfaced since the event.
This editor's pick-list:
- Conference organizer, LSSC Vice-President, and Kanban movement leader David Anderson's thoughts on the conference, and also his review of the Brickell Key awards presented to David Joyce and Alisson Vale for their contributions to the Kanban community (plus the official announcement here)
- Brikell Key award winner Alisson Vale's inside view of his "Making The Work Visible" talk that dived into his attention-garnering contribution to the community
- The announcement page for this summer's upcoming (and free!) LeanSSConf in the UK
- A cool series by Chad Holdorf (aka "Uber Scrum Master") chronicling his adoption of the Kanban Board following the conference:
- 4 mindmap filled reflections by Michael Sahota (aka "AgileTrix"):
- Jeff Anderson's popular review of the event highlights, as he saw it
- Derick Bailey's review of what he took from the event, and also his interesting and honest self-retrospective of the talk he presented there
- Karl Scotland's presentation, that he was prevented from giving due to being grounded in the UK from the volcano!
- Siraj Sirajuddin's presentation material from his "The Lean Influencer's Mantra" talk, and also Michael Sahota's solid review of this talk. Also worth a look from Sirajuddin are the two poems reflecting his LSSC experience, "Pioneer Soulmate" and "Nomad Soulmate"
- From "The Agile Executive" blog, a post reviewing their talk about the design and implementation of the end-to-end Kanban system Apropos at Inovis, and also worth seeing there is a "guest post" by Alan Shalloway on the difference between on "the business" and focusing on "the customer"
- A review and perspective of Don Reinertsen's keynote on the "Silver Stripe Blog"
- Rally CTO Ryan Martens on James Sutton's thought-provoking "Lean Systems Engineering" talk
- Dennis Steven's review, highlighted by "2 big ideas" from the conference and to come
- Slide decks from the presentations of Ted Young's "I Went To The Lean Software and Systems Conference and All I Got Was a Bunch Of Thought-Provoking Ideas", Siddharta Govindara's "A Startup Journey: Evolving From Ad-hoc To Agile To Kanban", and Sameh Zeid's "Kanban For Sustainment Projects"
Not directly related to the LSSConf, but on a very related tangent, the Startup Lessons Learned community, an initiative with strong ties to Lean movement, held a conference in San Francisco on the same day as the final day of the LSSConf. Sean Murphy has accumulated a great roundup sheet of all that went down there. Ironically, on the same day, the NY Times published an article, "The Rise of the Fleet-Footed Start-Up", highlighting the Lean Startup community's founder Eric Ries and his latest ideas and initiatives. Both items are well worth checking out.
Please note, this is surely not all comprehensive list of all that's out there, just what this editor has turned up. If you've got more to add, please do so with a comment below. Enjoy!
Also my Scribble Live tweets and commentary
WOW - I made this list!
Scrum or Kanban? YES!
I just finished my profound (for me) analysis of the relationship between Scrum and Kanban. I am finally feeling less confused.
See diagram and explanation here: www.agilitrix.com/2010/05/scrum-or-kanban-yes/
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Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS) conf Oct. 17-20 in Helsinki
thinking in software. The conference is held in Hilton Kalastajantorppa
in Helsinki, 17.10. - 20.10.2010. The conference brings Finland all the
internationally recognized gurus on Lean Software, Lean Product
Innovation and Beyond Budgeting areas. The unique program is available
It is organized also by LSSC.