Presentation: "Kanban Improvements - Emergent Behavior"

Track: Lean and Kanban / Time: Friday 12:05 - 13:05 / Location: Falconer Salen

With only a few principles which Kanban prescribes it can’t be treated as a method which directly shows how to organize a team or the way it works. What more, it is commonly advised to start Kanban implementation without changing the process which is currently in place. How Kanban catalyzes improvements then?

Basing on examples from different teams the presentation shows patterns of emergent properties – best practices and process improvements which are introduced with no direct management action. As these behaviors are emergent and not enforced on teams they’re not only adjusted to local specifics but also there’s little resistance against them. This mechanism makes Kanban, despite the method’s simplicity, a great tool to foster improvements.

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Pawel Brodzinski, Leader, Manager, Coach at VSoft

Pawel Brodzinski

Biography: Pawel Brodzinski

Pawel Brodzinski is an experienced leader and team builder who managed different software teams along his career from tiny groups working on in-house solutions up to big software divisions working on multiple complex projects. He works at VSoft – one of top Polish vendors of solutions for financial market – where he leads 150 engineers.

Pawel is also well-recognized blogger writing about software project management at He is a fan of choosing right approach to right problem and doesn't believe in a silver bullet. Pawel is passionate about leading great teams, fixing broken projects and creating high-quality software..