Kanbanomics: Different Models for Thinking about Kanban
Most introductions to the Kanban method for knowledge work focus on the application of arcane manufacturing theory and the use of obscure Japanese words. This interactive talk, however, will take a different approach. By drawing analogies to everyday, well-understood economic concepts like the law of supply and demand (amongst others), you’ll discover how the practices of Kanban can help you be more successful in managing your work.
- A brief overview of Kanban (including the 5 practices of Kanban)
- Why it is important to Limit Work in Progress
- A brief overview of Little’s Law
- An introduction to some basic principles of flow
Speaker: Daniel Vacanti is a 17-year software industry veteran. In 2007, he helped to create the Kanban Method for software development with David Anderson. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year, and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since. He counts several Fortune 100 companies as some of his current and past clients. In 2011 he founded Corporate Kanban, Inc., which provides world-class training and consulting to companies all over the globe. Daniel holds a Masters in Business Administration and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.
Get a copy of Daniel’s Slides used here