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Monday, July 28 • 10:45 - 12:00
Need to speed up? Then slow down! A practical introduction to Kanban (Mike Edwards, Al Shalloway) FULL

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If the title grabbed your attention it’s likely because ‘slowing down to speed up’ seems counter intuitive. Too many managers believe the best way to get more work from their people is to speed up, or push more work into the system. We’ve seen too many managers add work to the pile “to ensure they don’t run out of work to do”. Unfortunately this is the worst thing you can do, as much like cars merging at a bottleneck of the highway during rush hour the high volume actually causes significant back-ups.

During this workshop we will use the dot game where as a development team you will be creating a product according to customer specs. Through a refinement of the exercise we will demonstrate the impact of too much work in the system, the bottlenecks, and strategies for improving the flow of work. Participants will come away with an understanding of the basic mechanics and concepts behind Kanban. Most importantly participants will come away with a better understanding of the nature of work, and the impact our behaviours have on the outcome.

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Mike Edwards

Agile Coach, Leanintuit
Mike Edwards started his career more than 25 years ago as a software developer.?Mike has spent the past 15 years leading teams of all shapes and sizes. When Mike? stumbled across Lean and Agile numerous years ago it rocked his belief system and? forever changed how he views our work... Read More →

Monday July 28, 2014 10:45 - 12:00 EDT