Scrum, Lean and Kanban: The Pragmatic Webinar Series Recordings

Part A: USING KANBAN TO IMPROVE SCRUM
Session 1: Key Kanban Practices – Explicit Policies, Managing Work in Progress and Visibility
Session 2: Using Theories of Flow to Manage Work involving Multiple Teams
Session 3: Using Service Level Agreements to Manage New Work

Part B: KANBAN:
Session 4: Starting a Non-Agile Team with Kanban
Session 5: Kanban is More Than a Set of Tools – the Mindset of Kanban
Session 6: Management’s Role in Lean-Agile

Part C: ADVANCED SCRUM AND KANBAN
Session 7: Transitioning to Kanban from Scrum
Session 8: Creating A Kanban Board from a Value Stream Map
Session 9: Comparing Scrum and Kanban

Part A: Using Kanban to Improve Scrum

Session 1: Key Kanban Practices – Explicit Policies, Managing Work in Progress and Visibility
Session 1 Recording
While Kanban is more than a set of tools, the tools of Kanban can be used by existing Scrum teams to overcome many challenges they have. Scrum is a framework for discovering problems quickly. Unfortunately, it provides few insights on its own to provide solutions for these problems. The thought process of product development flow, which underlies Kanban’s methods, can be readily incorporated into Scrum teams – achieving many of the results pure Kanban teams achieve.

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Session 2: Using Theories of Flow to Manage Work involving Multiple Teams
Session 2 Recording
As Scrum’s adoption has increased so has the size of the organizations attempting to find success with it. Needing to coordinate multiple teams working together has become commonplace. Scrum suggests doing Scrum of Scrums. While it has no doubt worked in some situations, there are many more stories about where it hasn’t. In this webinar we discuss how the theories of flow and designing a multiple team process to shorten the time from when work starts until it is completed – even if not delivered – can create new hybrid processes that are very effective.
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Session 3: Using Service Level Agreements to Manage New Work
Session 3 Recording
A common challenge Scrum teams have is what to do with interruptions. Scrum teams struggle with this uncertain load. This webinar discusses how service level agreements combined with managing WIP can manage what you commit to while preparing for an unknown number of interruptions.
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Part B: Kanban

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Session 4: Starting a Non-Agile Team with Kanban
Session 4 Recording
One of the advantages of Kanban is that it does not require any organizational changes (structure or roles) in order to start it. It allows companies to start where it might be difficult to start a Scrum team. This webinar discusses the steps required to get Kanban going in virtually any environment. It also discusses when you should use Kanban versus starting with Scrum.
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Session 5: Kanban is More Than a Set of Tools – the Mindset of Kanban
Session 5 Recording
Kanban has been called a set of tools by many people. Kanban, however, is much more than that. Kanban is more a mindset and approach than the tools it is known for such as limiting WIP, explicit policies and including management. This webinar is a brief introduction to the lean-thinking behind the Kanban practices.
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Session 6: Management’s Role in Lean-Agile
Session 6 Recording
Management has long seemed to be the forgotten aspect of Lean-Agile organizations. Many in the agile community even talk about protecting their teams from management. This session discusses how management is an essential aspect of any lean-agile transition that involves more than just a couple of teams. While the business side of the organization must select the proper product enhancements to work on and the teams must actually do the work, management’s role is just as critical. It must provide the organizational structure that allows for the flow of ideas to be manifested as value to the customers. Lean-thinking provides new opportunities for managers to lead, coach and support their teams in order to accomplish this. Outline:

  • Managers as leaders, coaches and agents of organizational change
  • Why managers are essential to lean-agile transformations
  • How Lean-Thinking enables managers to improve the organization

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Part C: Advanced Scrum and Kanban

Session 7: Transitioning to Kanban from Scrum
Session 7 Recording
Many Scrum teams are finding that once they understand Kanban mindset and practices they no longer have a need for iterations. This webinar shows how to move from Scrum to Kanban and when you’d want to do that. It discusses the opportunities and challenges of not having iterations. In reality, the biggest difference between the two is not just the lack of iterations in Kanban.

Session 8: Creating A Kanban Board from a Value Stream Map – Lightning Webinar
Date/Time TBA
Session 8 Recording
The Kanban board is not meant to be followed. It is a reflection of the team’s work and therefore the Kanban board follows the team in a sense. This lightning webinar (about 15 minutes long) teaches you:

* what a value stream map is
* why Lean suggests you work on eliminating delays between your steps instead of trying to speed up your work
* how to convert a value stream map to a Kanban board
* how value stream maps relate to Kanban boards
* how to use a Kanban board to improve your process

Session 9: Comparing Scrum and Kanban
Session 9 Recording
This session describes the difference between these two approaches. By contrasting both the different mindsets of Scrum and Kanban as well as the tools they provide, you will be better able to decide which process you should use.

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