AgileByExample 2020

Radosław Orszewski

Kanban and Agile coach, consultant and trainer. He’s been practicing many methods and tools for over 13 years working mostly abroad. He’s Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) and experience Scrum practitioner (PSM II, CSP-SM & PO). In his work as independent expert he’s focused on optimizing business value flow by including all technical and non-technical stakeholders and working with C-level management. He’s a founder to Berlin and Wroclaw Lean Coffee meetups and a lecturer at Berlin Code University.

Upstream Kanban—what's in there for Product people?

When we hear “Kanban” we most often imagine a Kanban board. When we hear a “Kanban board” we most often imagine columns from To Do to Done. Wait! Where do all these To Dos are coming from? From another, or the same, but extended to the left, kanban system — an Upstream Kanban.

The Upstream, or if you like a Discovery Kanban is less known but at least equally important as the Downstream (Delivery) one. Its purpose it to make sure we always have meaningful and valuable items to work on and that we don’t to waste precious capacity of the delivery system.

We will cover briefly how to build such system, why to use minimum WIP limits and CONWIP and many more hints useful for product people.

Workshop— Build, Measure, Improve—Introduction to Kanban Method

There are many definitions of Kanban which lead to many misconceptions and misunderstanding. How about in a simulation of building a Kanban Board, introducing supportive practices resulting in a full Kanban System and collecting metrics. That’s it? No, it’s just the beginning! Kanban Method is an evolutionary approach so based on the data the participants will have an opportunity to experiments which will lead to improvements. Hopefully.

By attending this workshop, you will be able to define what is difference between Kanban board, System and Method and apply this knowledge to improving work of your team. You will be familiar with metrics allowing you to identify stability and possible improvements of your workflow.


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