KANBAN WEEKLY ROUNDUP - APR 24, 2012

Posted on April 24, 2012 by admin

By Dominica DeGrandis

Podcasts are a great forum for learning.  One can replay the important bits as much as one wants to.  This week’s kanban roundup includes two podcasts in addition to thoughtful articles on working with the Feds, variation and standups.  Enjoy!

NEWS

A thoughtful blog post titled, “Bringing Kanban to the Federal market space” looks at the challenges kanban practitioners face when working in the federal space and provides suggestions on how to make progress.  I found the advice to, “save your political capital for a later day” insightful. 
http://blog.leankitkanban.com/2012/04/bringing-kanban-to-the-federal-market-space/#more-1315

IT Kanban Podcast (35 min) with Rachel Davies!  She touches on moving teams from using a sprint model to using a kanban model.
http://itkanban.com/2012/03/itk-podcast-3-interview-with-rachel-davies/

Here is the recording of the global town hall meeting with Digite last week.  At 70 min in, It’s worth it to hear David describe how Alisson Vale outsources estimation to customers with remarkable accuracy.  People on the outside of the org are better at estimating than the people on the inside of the org because they look at total lead time versus touch time effort. 
http://www.swift-kanban.com/community/david-anderson-global-town-hall-meeting?utm_source=streamsend&utm_medium=email&utm_content=16091143&utm_campaign=We%20missed%20you%21

Usually we hear bad things about variation.  Jim Benson makes a case for the value in variation.
http://www.personalkanban.com/pk/primers/variation-can-help-lean-muppet-post-1/

Many standups are nothing more than a status report where real problems are hidden and where attendees don’t receive much value from them. Here are some thoughts on standups – some of them surprising “weird”.  
http://www.software-kanban.de/2012/04/thoughts-on-standup-meetings.html

The Journey from “sure” to “no”, to “not now”, further describes the value of “Start finishing and stop starting.”
http://www.kanbanway.com/the-journey-from-sure-to-no-to-not-now

SDTimes article “Kanban – Is it in the cards?”
http://www.sdtimes.com/link/36552

 

EVENTS

Lean Kanban Southern Europe - Madrid, May 9-10, 2012 (#lkse12)
http://lkse12.leanssc.org/


Lean Software Systems Conference – Boston, May 13-18, 2012 (#lssc12)
http://lssc12.leanssc.org/

note - @seaportboston extended the room block until EOD Apr 24, 2012.

Agile France – Paris, May 24-25 (#AgileFrance)
http://conf.agile-france.org/

SFAgile – San Francisco, June 4-6, 2012
http://sfagilecon.org/

 

RESOURCES

Lean Kanban University (LKU)
http://www.leankanbanuniversity.com/

Kanbanops
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/kanbanops/

Kanbandev
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/kanbandev/

Limited WIP Society
http://www.limitedwipsociety.org/

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