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First Kanban Conference


David Anderson, David Laribee and a crew of others have organized the first conference to focus on Lean Kanban Process and Practices. The conference will be held in Miami, Florida, May 6-8th (originally scheduled for Feb) and features keynotes from Dean Leffingwell, Alan Shalloway and David Anderson. The other speakers include most of the players in Kanban movement (Corey Ladas, Karl Scotland, Eric Landes et al.).

The conference will be small with only 125 attendees and two tracks (Lean and Kanban). David Laribee promises to talk about: "introducing pull systems at the edges of an Agile team (based on experiences at VersionOne), JIT'ing retrospectives, and rethinking software development activities and practices -- architectures, continuous integration, source control -- through the Lean lens, which would have us release regularly (on a feature basis, in fact)."

Draft Agenda

Time Wednesday May 6th  
8:00 Opening Remarks (David A.) Keynote (Alan S.)  
  Lean Track Kanban Track
10:00 Peter Middleton Karl Scotland - KFC
10:45 James Sutton Corey Ladas - Scrumban
11:45   Alisson Vale
13:30 Clinton Keith Max Keeler / Linda Cook
Motley Fool
14:15 Amit Rathore

Eric Landes/Robert Bosch

15:30 David Anderson
New Approaches to Risk
Eric Willeke - InkuBook
16:15   Reni Elisabeth/Phil Friis - Danish Dept Defense
17:00   David Laribee- VersionOne

Thursday's keynote speaker is Dean Leffingwell and the day will be open space sessions. Finally, Friday, David Anderson will keynote and the remainder of the morning will be "Lightning Talks". There will be three breakfasts, two lunches and a reception as part of the conference.

The conference hotel is the Mandarin Oriental Miami located on South Beach at Brickell Quay right on the water.

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  • Kanban, Flow and Cadence

    by Karl Scotland,

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    Just to clarify. KFC is the snappy name I use to talk about Kanban, Flow and Cadence, which is what my talk will be about. Its not who I work for!


  • Where are the logistics and manufacturing peopl

    by Steve Jones,

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    I've worked on Vendor Managed Inventory and Kanban programmes but on the business side. Will there be any people from the original Kanban and Lean backgrounds (e.g. Toyota) or is it just technology?

  • Re: Where are the logistics and manufacturing peopl

    by Karl Scotland,

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    Hi Steve,
    We were hoping to have Don Reinertsen give a keynote, but unfortunately he couldn't make the rescheduled dates.

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