A True Lean-Kanban Implementation – Not Just Kaizen

Al Shalloway presented virtually at May 2014's monthly Capital Kanban Meetup hosted by ICF Interactive.

Kanban is an overloaded term having at least 4 significantly different meanings in the software world:

  1. Kanban as a signaling method to implement pull
  2. A Team or individual management method based on flow
  3. The Kanban Method – a transition method based on Kaizen
  4. Lean-Kanban – an holistic method of implementing a transition to Agile methods based on Lean principles

This webinar quickly reviews the first three to avoid confusion. It then goes into how Taiichi Ohno, creator of Lean, suggests implementing an improved value stream. This is remarkably similar to our (Net Objectives) own experience in doing organizational wide Agile for over a decade. It involves the following 4 step process:

  1. Perform some level of demand management to avoid overloading teams
  2. Create proper structures within which to work (in software this is best achieved by cross-functional teams)
  3. Improve the workflow as readily possible (in software this is likely test-first methods)
  4. Implement a Kanban system

This approach is then contrasted with the Kanban method which defers the first three steps – often to the detriment of the transition.

Although the seminar will be delivered over GoToMeeting, Capital Kanban attendees will be able to ask questions in real time as during a live seminar.

How to Register: 

Physically: If able to attend the Meetup in Richmond, Virginia, Click the Join and RSVP link on the Live - From Seattle - It's Alan Shalloway page at the Capital Kanban website.

Online: To attend if not in the vicinity of the Meetup in Richmond, Virginia:

  1. Click the Register button to the right.
  2. Complete the form and click Register Now.
  3. You will receive an email from GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar with a link to the webinar.
Please be sure that you can receive emails from Net Objectives and [GoToWebinar.Notifications@citrixonline.com].

The link you receive is unique to you so be sure to save the email or add the event to your calendar. If you happen to lose the email with the link, visit get a new link. The Webinar ID is 470997528.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact andrea.bain@netobjectives.com for assistance.

All the Details

May. 2, 2014 1:00am to 3:00am EDT
Cost: Free
ICF Interactive
10900 Nuckols Rd
Glen Allen VA 23060 US
Questions or problems with registration or directions? Contact Mike Shalloway for assistance.
Presented By:
Net Objectives
PDUs: 1 PDU Category B

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