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Thursday, August 10 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Introduction To Kanban (Prateek Singh, Daniel Vacanti) POPULAR

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Maybe you’ve heard a little about Kanban and want to learn more. Maybe you’ve started using Kanban and want some pointers on what pitfalls to avoid. Maybe your current Agile methodology is failing and you’re looking for a different approach. Whatever your reasons for desiring more exposure to Kanban, this talk is for you. This session will walk attendees through the fundamentals of Kanban using real world examples as the basis for the discussion. With the help of an engaging exercise, we will explain what Kanban is and what Kanban isn’t and give you the knowledge you need to get started. As a bonus, we'll offer some insight on how Kanban can help you answer that pesky little question, "When will it be done?" If nothing else, you’ll walk away with some ideas for improving the overall efficiency and predictability of your current process using flow principles. Come and join us to learn more about Kanban—you might just be surprised by what you hear.

Learning Outcomes:
  • An understanding of flow and what it means to manage flow
  • How Kanban facilitates the management of flow (including explaining what Kanban is and isn’t)
  • An introduction on how to use the principles of flow for better process predictability
  • Some ideas on how to get started with Kanban
  • Some things to watch out for during an initial roll out
  • Ideas on where your implementation can go next


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Prateek Singh

Principal Agile Coach, Ultimate Software
Prateek has been leading and working on agile teams for the past 10 years. Starting with XP, then Scrum and now working in a Kanban system, Prateek has gained a breadth and depth of knowledge regarding agile techniques, practices and implementation principles. Prateek is currently... Read More →
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Daniel Vacanti

Co-founder and CEO, ActionableAgile
Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who got his start as a Java Developer/Architect and who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. He managed the world’s first... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT