KANBAN WEEKLY ROUNDUP - NOV 1, 2011

Posted on November 01, 2011 by admin

 

By Dominica DeGrandis

Kanban articles are popping up everywhere.  This week, we highlight several good ones and recommended a great book reading list.

ARTICLES

“Lean startups Pt 4: using Kanban to Validate Innovation” by Steve Denning.
A short take on how Eric Ries uses kanban to implement his “Lean Startup” ideas, his thoughts on how “entrepreneur’s do whatever it takes to make the company successful” remind me of devops mentality.  
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/06/27/lean-startups-pt-4-using-kanban-to-validate-innovation/

“Can the Kanban Method Avoid Becoming another management Fad” by Benjamin Mitchell.  Actually, a 60 min video, Benjamin challenges the Kanban method by identifying some gaps and inconsistencies.  It is both entertaining and thought provoking.
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Kanban-Management-Fad

Recommended book reading list: 
http://www.poppendieck.com/reference.htm

EVENTS

The Lean Enterprise Software and Systems conference is underway this week in Stockholm - follow #Less2011.  Katherine Kirk’s presentation on “Kanban and the Importance of Equanimity” received the “Best talk of the day” award - no surprise there.  Katherine talks about navigating politics and data aversion at the BBC.  Unfortunately, none of the presentations are being recorded - slides are supposed to be available next week.
http://less2011.leanssc.org/

The Systems Thinking in Action conference is underway in Seattle - follow #stia11.  Attendees say the keynote by Katie Salen was amazing and included a multi-player rock paper scissors game with 300+ people.
http://www.systemsthinkinginaction.com/

 

TOOLS

Rally Software produced a video on their new Kanban tool for Portfolio Mgmt called “Kanban Board of kanban boards”.  Check it out - http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cX6ulLO86
Here’s the YouTube version in case you don’t have java installed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzWuTzlo7_o

 


 

Please contact dominica@djandersonassociates.com with questions.

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