Posted on October 25, 2011 by admin

KANBAN WEEKLY ROUNDUP - OCT 25, 2011

By Dominica DeGrandis

After attending Devops, Lean and Kanban conferences in Sweden and Germany, this week’s roundup is heavily loaded with links to slides, videos and photos.

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The Lean Kanban Central Europe conference in Munich included some excellent presentations, pecha kuchas, and interactive sessions!  One of four keynotes, Stephen Bungay, in the final keynote, “Back to the Future” explained how 21st century businesses can learn from 19th century military thinking.  Keynotes and select presentations will be available on video soon.  Unfortunately not all presentations were recorded, but slides for most are on the LKCE11 website and Interviews with several speakers are up on YouTube.  Many thanks to the organizers, presenters and participants who contributed to this fine event - many of whom can be seen in the conference photos at http://www.lean-kanban-conference.de/pictures/).
http://www.lean-kanban-conference.de/program/

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Posted on October 11, 2011 by admin

KANBAN WEEKLY ROUNDUP - OCT 11, 2011

 

By Dominica DeGrandis

We are packing our bags for Europe this week!  With conferences in Sweden and Germany, we anticipate opportunities to meet and talk with some really interesting people - thought leaders of our time!

Posted on October 04, 2011 by admin

KANBAN WEEKLY ROUNDUP - OCT 4, 2011

 

Lots going on this week with the release of a new book on performance and the Lean & Kanban 2011 conference in Benelux.  Discussions aplenty this week around kanban boards reflecting reality (or not) and the impact it has to swimlanes (or not).

Posted on August 25, 2011 by admin

KANBAN FOR OPS: THE POWER OF CASE STUDIES

 

By Dominica DeGrandis

I joined Daniel Vacanti  last week in Seattle for his Kanban training class for Software Engineering.  During much of the past year, my focus has been teaching Kanban-for-Ops (Operations) classes, and I had forgotten how the two subjects differ in their curricula.

Posted on April 14, 2011 by admin

A KANBAN TAKE ON DEVOPS

 

By Dominica DeGrandis

The first time I heard the “DevOps” term was during a conversation with my boss who told me that “DevOps” was the new name for what our Configuration Management team used to do at Corbis.  Initially, I took this literally - that DevOps was about source code control systems, building & deploying code.  But our team did more than that.  We built out and maintained Dev and Test environments.  We did Production DB restores.  We managed third party dependencies, tools and security access. Searching to learn more about DevOps, I discovered a whole community of IT practitioners engaged in the DevOps movement loosely defined as “bringing Development and Operations together”.