OCTO sponsor GOLD du Lean Kanban 2015 (3 et 4 Novembre)

OCTO Technology soutient la 4ème édition de Lean Kanban France qui aura lieu les 3 et 4 novembre prochains. Cet évènement a pour but de rendre visibles les acteurs du Kanban en France et de développer les échanges au sein de la communauté française.

L’équipe d’organisation de LKFR vous a concocté un programme en fonction de votre profil :

LeanKanbanFR 2015 c’est aussi l’occasion d’échanger avec des speakers internationaux :  


David Anderson : Enterprise Service Planning – Scaling the Benefits of Kanban


Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) is the new future of management for professional services businesses. Your business is an ecosystem of complex interdependent services. The new strategy for surviving in the fast moving, rapidly changing 21st Century is to create a business that this continually « fit for purpose » by installing an organizational capability for evolutionary change and adaptation. ESP enables this new strategy by helping you evolve your network of services and make them fit for purpose one at a time. ESP practices help you with Portfolio Management concerns: schedule and sequence work; forecast delivery dates and expected outcomes; allocate capacity; manage dependencies; understand and manage risk; ensure sufficient liquidity to react to unfolding events.


Karl Scotland – Turn Your Organisation Into A Laboratory With Strategy Deployment


For large enterprises, the ability to deliver early and often is necessary, but not sufficient. Without clear and transparent alignment to a strategy, the organisation might still end up being very busy, getting better at delivering more and more of the wrong thing, but not achieving any positive results. However, knowing what the right strategy should be can also be a challenge in today’s complex world. Strategy Deployment is the Lean approach to meeting this challenge. Organisations need to become laboratories, in which they are constantly running experiments, generating learning, and applying that learning to continually progress towards their True North.


Claudio Perrone : Popcorn Flow – Continuous Evolution Through Ultra-Rapid Experimentation


The Kanban Method wisely suggests to « improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using models and the scientific method) ».

How far can you go with it?
Improvement without change is impossible. Yet, most people think about change as big, slow and scary.
But what if you could make it infinitely small and learn to evolve fast, almost as fast as some of the most adaptive microorganisms on earth?
With principles such as “If change is hard, make it continuous.”, Claudio began a journey that led him to the creation of PopcornFlow, a simple but sophisticated method to introduce fast change and make better decisions through deliberate, ultra-rapid experimentation.
PopcornFlow is already impacting lives inside and outside the business world, including entrepreneurs, executives, policy makers, change instigators, achievers, schools, families, special-need kids, and more.
Don’t get too comfortable with your own cozy routines and mental cages. For a new revolution is now on your doorstep.

Souvenez-vous, Claudio était speaker à l’USI en 2014 pour sa présentation “Beyond Value Streams: Experimental Evolution in Action” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaBWecCBbiQ


Pawel Brodzinski :  Successful Evolutionary Change of Portfolio Management


Does any of following problems sound familiar?

  • Too many concurrent projects in the portfolio
  • Constant struggle to finish commitments on time
  • Continuous fight for teams and people availability
  • Frequent project expediting
  • Disconnection between portfolio management and work organization on a team level

These are typical issues with portfolio management. However, before jumping into solutions we should ask why the issues are so common. The limited visibility of the current situation is one of the root causes. Lack of information about the impact of new commitments on the organization is another. The decision-making process that results in starting too many new endeavors is on the list too. The session would focus on addressing these root causes and not the symptoms.

Instead of a common strategy of formalizing the processes around portfolio management we can use Portfolio Kanban to evolve our way of working with the portfolio. The approach bases on “start with what you have” principle. This means that it doesn’t provoke resistance. Also small, evolutionary changes are preferred over big-bang changes. On the top of that, using the method doesn’t require extensive effort, which increases the odds of sustaining its adoption in the long run.

I will show how this low-friction approach challenges our thinking of project attractiveness, improves our awareness of value, cost of delay, impact on other commitments and risks that aren’t directly related to the project. These should be the key factors to drive our decisions on starting new endeavors.

This is a crucial change that has to happen to enable the evolution of portfolio management. And Portfolio Kanban is a way to catalyze that change.

The session will cover the theory behind Portfolio Kanban as well as the basics of the method. It will be supported with a series of short exercises that present the typical challenges which we deal with on a portfolio level.


Olaf Lewitz : Integral Quality


Conway’s law states that every system is as great as the organisation that created it. We want our systems to have quality on all levels. We want them to be functional, performant, usable and useful. And we want them to be successful. How do we create organisations which reliably create awesome software, delighting customers?

Olaf offers an integral view at software and systems quality. Learn how the level of consciousness your organisation operates from determines your effectiveness and quality. Take away how to start shifting that level next Monday.


Mattias Skarin : Kanban.. and are we done? Lessons learned across kanban case studies.. and what happened next


What happens in organisations when you implement Kanban? What assumptions do we bring to the table when we implement Kanban that prove hard in practice?

I’ve had the opportunity to follow a number of Kanban implementations over a longer period of time. Not everything goes according to plan. And is running Kanban the end state? What happened next?

I will share insighs of leadership challenges and the simplified assumptions that we learned to adress in order to get well working implementations.


Nos Octos seront aussi de la fête

Benoit Lafontaine (Directeur technique) : Ce que les stratégies de versioning nous disent des dynamiques d’équipe


« La structure d’un système est à l’image de la structure de communication de l’organisation qui l’a conçu » . La Loi de Conway a été démontrée à maintes reprises, mais au delà de l’organisation formelle des équipes, la stratégie de branching que l’on adopte décrit et affecte les modes de communications entre collaborateurs.

Nous parcourrons les différentes stratégies de branching (feature branch, git flow, etc). Nous observerons alors pour chacune d’elles les impacts et conséquences sur nos modes de communication.

A la fin de cette session, vous ne brancherez plus par hasard !


Cyrille Deruel (Responsable de la tribu Delivery Agile) : Le Kanban expliqué par Bison Futé


Votre Kanban ressemble à un trafic routier ! Les tickets bougent comme des voitures sur les routes. Je vous propose de faire comme le centre d’information routière (CIR) et d’utiliser les infos provenant de bison futé pour extraire les bonnes pratiques et les bonnes surprises afin de les intégrer dans vos projets.

Pour que votre Kanban ressemble plus à une autoroute qu’à un chemin communal !


Sans oublier, la French Touch des orateurs qui mettront le feux au LKFR15 :-)


Le programme est disponible à cette adresse : http://leankanban.fr/programme/
Pour vous inscrire, c’est par ici : http://leankanban.fr/#tile_registration


Avec le code code promo ‘CPN_LKFR_Octo-150‘, OCTO vous offre une réduction de 150€ sur la conférence LKFR15


Pour vous (re)mettre à niveau sur Kanban avant le 3 et 4 Novembre 2015, vous pouvez vous inscrire à la formation Octo Academy du 1er et 2 Octobre