Kanban Coaching Workshop

OK, I’m a little slow on the uptake here since “real work” is proving to be something of a distraction.

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend David Anderson’s Kanban Coaching Workshop. Here is how David described it:

This 3 day workshop is for experienced Agile coaches, existing Kanban practitioners, and those who have previously taken David J. Anderson’s Kanban class. This workshop is intended to be an interactive collaborative session designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and learning. The class will be divided into approximately 10 sections with a slide presentation or tutorial from David to introduce each section. The goal is to enable participants to go back into the field and successfully coach Agile/Lean transitions using the Kanban approach. Each participant will received a personal recommendation from David J. Anderson as a result of participating in the class.

The three days were run in a very interactive style with 8 delegates including myself. Since all of the delegates were either Kanban practitioners or practicing agile coaches the discussion was both lively and in depth.

Subject matter covered a wide range including:

  • Motivations for introducing Kanban
  • Getting started with Kanban
  • Comparing Agile and Lean decision making
  • David’s “recipe for success”
  • Reviewing David’s Microsoft XIT case study

Rachel Davies has already blogged some of her isights from the workshop here and I plan to add a few of my own key take-aways over the next few posts, these will be grouped under the Kanban Coaching tag.

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