A part of every agile or lean adoption is a series of changes in an organization. As impact of such changes follows J-curve one of biggest challenges of these initiatives is making changes sustainable. Kanban can be a great catalyst to steer improvements and make them last. At the same time, the method’s simplicity makes Kanban applicable in almost any environment, while its openness allows easy integration with practices or methods teams already follow.
The tutorial will describe Kanban as a method, going through its practices and principles in detail. It will also guide through pitfalls of method’s implementation. Exercises will show potential impact of adopting Kanban and discussions on real-life scenarios will be brought to reinforce the argument.
The outcome of the session should be understanding how we can use Kanban to steer deep and sustainable changes within organizations and why it happens to work this way, even though the method itself isn’t very prescriptive. The knowledge of what is happening under the hood results in more mature and more successful implementations of Kanban, thus better outcomes of its adoption.
This tutorial is for leaders and managers who want to improve the way their teams work as well as for anyone who wants to learn about Kanban, its mechanics and its potential to steer sustainable improvements. It will also be an occasion to challenge a couple of popular beliefs regarding how the work is being done and what it takes to do it effectively.
Pawel Brodzinski is an experienced leader and team builder who managed different software teams along his career from tiny groups working on in-house solutions up to big divisions working on multiple complex projects for big corporations. Pawel is a fan of choosing right approach to right problem and doesn't believe there is a single method that suits every team.
He is well-recognized blogger writing about software project management at blog.brodzinski.com. Pawel is also the first Pole to become Kanban Coaching Professional.
He leads Lunar Logic where he exploits the knowledge about creating great organizations. Pawel is passionate about leading great teams, fixing broken projects and creating high-quality software.