Free Seminar: Intro To Kanban (Nov 16th)

Dynacron Group is pleased to announce our first seminar, Introduction to Kanban! Please register at http://kanban-intro.eventbrite.com/.

Intended Audience: Software Technology Management Professionals

Location: Kirkland, WA (Please register for location details)

Timeline: 

3:00 PM - Doors Open!  Social Mixer with Appetizers and Beverages

3:30 PM - Presentation

4:30 PM - Open Discussion, Coffee & Appetizers

Abstract

Are you trying to introduce change into your organization, and feel like you’ve hit a brick wall?  Do you want to move forward with Lean initiatives, but are not sure how to apply them “in the trenches”?  Have you adopted Agile principles and practice Scrum, but find it limiting when dealing with multiple teams and/or cross-functional organizations?

The Kanban Method is an increasingly popular system for introducing incremental, evolutionary process into an organization.  Based on Lean principles, it offers a way to move beyond basic Scrum and improve process in a consistent, manageable fashion.  Dynacron Group has helped clients transition to Kanban, and we would like to share our engagement experiences.

Please join us for a discussion of Kanban and how it supports more effective technology management!

Agenda:

  1. Kanban Overview
  2. Mapping Kanban to current process, roles, and responsibilities
  3. Key Kanban Concepts
    1. Workflow Visualizaton
    2. WIP Limits
    3. Flow Management
    4. Explicit Process Policies
    5. Incremental Collaborative Improvement
  4. Real World Kanban Examples:
    1. Software Development (based on Scrum and cross-functional matrix team)
    2. IT Operations
  5. Q & A

Speakers:

Will Iverson, CTO, Dynacron Group

Will Iverson has written four books on software development, with work experience including Apple and Symantec.  Prior clients include Sun, BEA, Canal+, at&t, T-Mobile, and Microsoft.  For more information about Will, see the Dynacron Group website.

Elise Shapiro, ScrumMaster/Technical Project Manager, Dynacron Group

Elise Shapiro has been an IT professional for over 13 years, with 8 years of project and program management experience.  She is a Certified Scrum Professional, and an experienced ScrumMaster and Product Owner. As a Technical Program Manager and ScrumMaster, she has guided product development, custom integrations, and infrastructure projects while leading transitions to agile methodologies including Scrum and eXtreme Programing.