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Kanban Adoption at SEP



We will explore how Kanban teams at SEP matured through the lens of the Dreyfus Model for Skill Acquisition. We will examine what this pattern has meant for institutionalization of Lean in the organization. We will discuss a counter-intuitive technique for higher success and adoption rates of new methodologies. Finally, we will review common pitfalls teams encountered adopting Kanban.


Chris Shinkle is a Development Manager at Software Engineering Professionals. SEP is a project based developer of software systems and products for business, data and safety critical applications. Chris has worked with SEP in roles ranging from software engineer to recruiter to development manager. Chris is a graduate of Purdue University and resides in Indianapolis with his wife and two sons.

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Agile 2009 is an exciting international industry conference that presents the latest techniques, technologies, attitudes and first-hand experience, from both a management and development perspective, for successful Agile software development.

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Dec 11, 2009