Lean Kanban NA - Kanban
The first principle of the Kanban Method is “Start with what you do now”. Take the current work and workers and the current process and apply kanban to improve visibility, collaboration, risk management, and predictability. What does the humane, start with what you do now Kanban Method have to say about change? A lot! We’ve organized the Kanban track in a progression inspired by Kanban’s three “agendas for change”. The sustainability agenda: balancing demand and capability at individual, team and department level, collaborative improvement. The service orientation agenda: anticipating customer needs, achieving end-to-end flow, process innovation. The survivability agenda: the pursuit of fitness for purpose, corporate adaptability, disciplined leadership.
Values, Agendas, and Change: Kanban's Bigger Picture - Mike Burrows
From its early origins, the Kanban Method was applied to organizational problems of significant scale and impact, where much was at stake. Despite this, many Kanban adoptions seem by comparison rather limited in their ambition. Using a modern interpretation of the method based on the language of values and agendas, this talk will explain how "the humane, start with what you do now approach to change" seeks to tackle not just team-level concerns but bigger organizational challenges.
Indefinite Unsustainable Pace - Eric Green
The concept of sustainability is something that human beings have considered for millennia. Yet we still commonly find environments operating under the stress and weight of unsustainable workloads, deadlines, and expectations derived via deterministic methods, magic, and hero culture. Despite being an Agile Manifesto principle, "sustainable pace" is something that eludes many organizations (self-proclaimed "Agile" or otherwise) today.