AgileByExample 2017

Marysia Lachowicz

A hybrid of a Project Manager and Agile & PM trainer with 10+ years experience in both areas. Always looking for better ways of doing things, especially in the area of user experience and communication. Loves to keep things as simple as possible. A keen KANBAN enthusiast (indoctrinates even her own daughter), passionate traveller, amateur photographer and poor climber.

Something completely different: Everyday workflow in Japan

What happens when a Kanban enthusiast travels to Japan? She looks for Kanban everywhere she goes. And does she find many Kanban boards? Does she see many WiP limits? Maybe. What she definitely does see is managing workflow in everyday activities. From passport control at the airport to ordering food in a sushi bar. From producing cars in a Toyota factory to finding your spot on a railway platform. Everywhere you go you can see how even the most ordinary processes can be both optimized and made more user friendly. How do the Japanese do it? Let's find out :-)

Workshop—Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a catchy phrase that has been recently used in many presentations and publications. For some people it is a fantastic tool that should be used whenever possible, whereas for others it is just another management fad. Where does the truth lie? According to Tim Brown, the CEO OF IDEO “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” So how do you “do” design thinking and what can you use it for? These are the questions we will try to answer during the workshop. We will go through the whole Design Thinking process, so we will: 1. try walking in users shoes, 2. understand and define the problem to be solved, 3. generate solution ideas (using Google Ventures brainstorming technique) 4. build a prototype for the best idea 5. and test it. We hope to see you there ?