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Kanban for Portfolio Management 
talk at OSS4B in Prato

Slides for the talk at OSS4B

On
11 October 2013
In
Events, kanban
Tags
kanban, lean

On September 19, I gave a talk at the Open Source Software for Business conference in Prato.

The Conference has been very well organized and I had the honor to share the stage with the likes of Gene Kim (author of The Phoenix Project book), Dragos Dumitriu (the ‘hero’ manager described in David J Anderson’s Kanban book) and many others.

Slides for my talk Kanban for Portfolio Management are available here.

Autumn is Good For Lean Kanban Talks

In the next few weeks I am going to talk about Lean Kanban at various events in Europe

On
4 October 2013
In
Events, kanban
Tags
kanban, lean


Gaetano Mazzanti speaking

I will cover different topics:

Each of these talks has a different focus and objective. They all share a common theme though: change.

Our environment is so complex and dynamic that there is no way to avoid dealing with change

Capability to effectively deal with change is a key trait of Agile and Lean ...

Kanban Pizza Game at Agile Development Conference East 2013

The Kanban pizza game is a fun and memorable way to learn the Kanban method. Brad Swanson from agile42 will facilitate the game at ADC East in Boston

On
1 October 2013
In
kanban
Tags
games, kanban, kanbanpizzagame, lean

Brad Swanson, agile42 Senior Coach, is facilitating the Kanban Pizza Game at the Agile Development Conference East in Boston in November. The game has been highlighted now at numerous events worldwide, including Agile2012, Limited WIP Society Hamburg, and DARE 2013.

The Kanban Pizza Game is a hands-on simulation designed to teach the core elements of a kanban system—visualize the workflow, limit your work-in-process (WIP), manage flow, make process policies explicit, and improve collaboratively. Join Brad Swanson as the proprietor of your very own pizza shop to experience how kanban helps eliminate bottlenecks, minimize waste, and keep up with customer ...

Lean Product Management at SDEC13 in Winnipeg

Talking about Lean Product Management and Lean Startups at SDEC13 in Winnipeg, Canada

On
20 August 2013
In
Events, Lean Management
Tags
lean

In October, I will talk at the Software Development and Evolution Conference (SDEC) 2013. It's an annual conference where industry professionals share their own real-world experiences gained through delivering solutions and my talk will be on Lean Product Management.

The rise of the Lean Startup has led to a deeper understanding of the importance of validating business ideas, from new features to new business models. But many tools available to the Product Owner aren't adapted to rapid validation. Starting from the principles and practices of agile product management, from defining the product vision to creating story maps and ...

Adapting Lean Canvas for Portfolio Management

The lean project canvas is designed to bring rigor to the process of prioritizing a portfolio of projects, while keeping it lean and agile

On
11 April 2013
In
Lean Management
Tags
lean

Problem: Many organizations lack a rigorous way to prioritize and manage their portfolio of projects. They may be lean & agile at the team level, but they aren’t applying the same principles to the portfolio. Stakeholders often battle each other to prioritize their pet projects, and in the end, projects are prioritized based on the HiPPO method: Highest Paid Person’s Opinion.

Lean canvas to the rescue! Lean Canvas is useful and simple tool for weighing different business plans to choose the most promising options. With some modifications, it serves as a great tool for guiding prioritization for your project ...

Tips and Tricks for the beginner Product Owner

Embrace to fail fast! Product Owner @riskmanagement Most people are afraid to fail. Shame, is the core of the fear of failure, as psychology research (see Dr. Brené Brown @TED) concluded, which is quite intuitively understandable. Fearing failure is helping you to fail, it does nothing else than that. In ...

Embrace failing fast!

Product Owner @riskmanagement

Most people are afraid to fail. Shame is at the core of the fear of failure, psychologists say (see Dr. Brené Brown @TED). The problem with fearing failure, though, is that it does nothing but help you fail.

In our western culture, shame is a driver to get others to do things. By using shame and guilt as tools, we do not only burden us with an emotional baggage that is wearing us down emotionally, but we also create a lot of dysfunctions as we hide mistakes in order not to be blamed.

Transparency ...

Tips and Tricks for the beginner Product Owner

How long is your backlog? Many Product Owners I coached are obsessed by the length of their Product Backlog. While the fact that I only encountered three female Product Owners in my whole career, might explain parts of this phenomena, there is more to explore about this. A newbie Product ...

How long is your backlog?

Many Product Owners I coached are obsessed by the length of their Product Backlog. While the fact that I only encountered three female Product Owners in my whole career, might explain parts of this phenomena, there is more to explore about this.

A newbie Product Owner is often frightened about his backlog being too short. Having 15-20 User Stories ready for the next Sprint Planning is often hard for a beginner. After a while, it turns into an obsession, as a long Product Backlog gives a feeling of safety.

Guys, and the few Gals out ...

Christmas Scrumtisch

Last chance to meet again this year ;-)

On
30 November 2009
In
Tags
lean, lean in a nutshell, scrum, scrumtisch

Hi everybody,

like discussed here comes the invitation for the Christmas Scrumtisch 2009. I hope you will find the time beside all the other events in these days.

Date: 21. December 2009
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: La Vecchia Trattoria, Niederbarnimstraße 25, 10247 Berlin

Topic: One topic will be Kanban

Looking forward to see you to have a nice evening. Many greetings Marion

PS. This was the only possible date....

Mary Poppendieck at the Scrumtisch Berlin

Lean in a Nutshell - Mary Poppendieck at the Scrumtisch Berlin

On
12 October 2009
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
lean, lean in a nutshell, scrum, scrumtisch

Yesterday Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck talked about lean and Scrum at the Scrum User Group Berlin (The Scrumtisch) The best words describing those two hours are: It was simply great! Scrumtisch October '09

Thank you Mary and Tom for beeing with us and sharing your great experiences and thoughts.

Here's the content of the presentation that was all about Lean in a Nutshell: Lean in a Nutshell

Beyond the Low Hanging Fruit

  • System Thinking
  • Technical Excellence
  • Reliable Delivery
  • Relentless Improvement

The whole presentation you can download here:

Scrumtisch October 2009

Beyond the Low Hanging Fruit: What Lean brings to Agile.

Scrumtisch with Mary Poppendieck

On
29 September 2009
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
agile, lean, scrum

Hi everybody,

as you know, the Scrumtisch with Mary Poppendieck is happening on the 11th of October 2009 at 19:00 o'clock.

Mary will talk about:
Beyond the Low Hanging Fruit: What Lean brings to Agile.

If you are interested in joining, please send an email to: scrumtisch@agile42.com

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