Kanban Weekly Roundup - Feb 2, 2012

Posted on February 01, 2012 by admin

By Dominica DeGrandis
Everyone (myself included) seems to be having a crazy busy week. 2012 appears to be evolving rapidly.  Let’s remember to find the solitude necessary for creativity and balance.  Speaking of balance…

News

Balancing near term and long term efforts can sometimes turn into heated debates when prioritizing tasks.  In this post, Jabe Bloom discusses “big scary company killing problems that are obvious to some, but unseen by others”.
http://www.calmbetawave.com/2012/01/death-rests-within.html

“The Science of Kanban – People” by Karl Scotland dives into the neuroscience behind visualization, multi-tasking and learning.  I enjoyed his clean simple explanation on double-loop-learning.
http://availagility.co.uk/2012/01/30/the-science-of-kanban-introduction/

Seattle Lean Coffee was a hit this week with 15 people in attendance.  The favorite topics converged on handling “Command and Control” leaders and consultants “Inflicting help“.  I’m hoping we’ll see a recap of the session soon.
http://seattle.leancoffee.org/

Pawel Brodzinski continues his journey with “Project Portfolio” with details on how and why he evolved his kanban board and cards. He reveals the need to bring visibility to projects at risk vs. projects doing well.
http://blog.brodzinski.com/2012/01/project-portfolio-kanban-first-changes.html

A Bill Fox interview with David Anderson relays that Kanban is not a method.  Instead, it is a way to propel an organization toward change - change which is contextual and unique for each organization.
http://www.foxhighperspective.com/blog/?page_id=367

 

Events

The Inaugural Cynefin, Agile & Lean Mashup (CALM) – London, UK Feb 16 -17, 2012
http://calm.eventbrite.com/

Agile and Beyond Conference - Dearborn, MI.  March 10, 2012
http://agileandbeyond.org/

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

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

 


Please contact dominica@djaa.com with questions.

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