Presentation: Tweet"Launching Kanban teams"
Late 2011 I faced the challenge of getting 16 teams in 3 organizations up and running using Kanban in just a few months. It was a total of more than 200 people, most with little or no experience in Agile or Lean, and all of them in need of training, kickstarts and coaching. Sounds challenging? It was! But also a challenge I could not resist. So far results are promising and no doubt exiting adventures lie ahead. In this talk I will share my experiences in doing this. What we did. The challenges involved, mistakes made, initial successes and of course data to back it up. Though evolutionary by nature Kanban doesn’t make change management easy and even when introducing a change method there are key things you need to consider when communicating both the purpose and the emergent practices.
Spiced with experiences from previous longer term engagements I will discuss the many aspects of implementing Kanban in a variety of domains and organizational structures, the important aspects to focus on and how to get teams up and running FAST when time and budget are limiting factors.
Please notice, this is not an introductory talk and I will not cover the principles of the Kanban change method beyond a quick 1 min. reminder.