Kanban Class with David Anderson October 27-28

le 03/09/2010 par Benoit Guillou
Tags: agilidade, Évènements

OCTO and David Anderson are pleased to announce a Kanban workshop on October 27th and 28th. This intensive 2-day Kanban workshop with the Kanban pioneer provides an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban and will explain how established industrial engineering theory can apply to software development process.


Participants in the workshop will learn how to use the simple process of limiting work-in-progress as a driver of change. Kanban is a change management method and a different approach to striking agreements between IT and the business. You’ll learn how to define the policies that constrain the collaborative game of software development. You’ll learn how to use those policies to manage risk and to reset negotiations and recast them as collaborative problem solving. Used effectively, Kanban will change you and your organization. If your workplace has been stagnating and you are looking for new ideas to unleash productivity, innovation, collaboration and creativity, take 2 days and come along.

What you will learn ?

  • An introduction to Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban
  • 4 areas of focus to deliver success
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Flow Tracking
  • Implementing different classes of service
  • Implementing a culture of continuous improvement (Kaizen)
  • Applying established industrial engineering theory to software development process
  • Controlling Work In Progress
  • Identifying, classifying and managing bottlenecks
  • Defining release and input cadence for a kanban system
  • Using Metrics and Reporting to drive continuous improvement
  • Establishing policies to prevent abuse and gaming of the kanban system

How you will learn ?

  • Case studies
  • Work group exercices on real examples
  • Sharing experiments with one of the Kanban community leaders

Is this for you ?

If you are a software development executive, project manager, development manager, project lead or developer and you would like to learn how Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban can provide a useful perspective to consider the entire value chain beyond the pure software development, this Kanban workshop is for you!

About the presenter

David has been part of the agile and lean methodology movement since 1997 when he participated in the team that developed Feature Driven Development at United Overseas Bank in Singapore. He has 26 years experience in the software development starting in the computer games business in the early 1980’s. As a pioneer in the agile software movement David has managed teams at Sprint, Motorola and Corbis delivering superior productivity and quality. At Microsoft, in 2005, he developed the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement methodology - the first agile method to provide a comprehensive mapping to the Capability and Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

His first book, Agile Management for Software Engineering – Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results, published in 2003 by Prentice Hall, introduced many ideas from Lean and Theory of Constraints in to software engineering. His new book, KANBAN, Successful Evolutionary Change For Your Technology Business, explains why and shows you how to get started using it right now.

David was a founder of the APLN, a not for profit dedicated to promoting better standards of leadership and management in the technology sector. David is a popular and entertaining conference speaker. He has written or co-authored many articles and papers and is best known for his Agile Management blog. Most recently, David co-authored a Technical Note from the Software Engineering Institute titled, CMMI and Agile: Why not embrace both!


Registration: 8:30-9am Workshop: 9am – 5pm


50, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France Cost 1500€ for the 2 days workshop.


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