Nov. 10, 2016

Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 Conference

Our report from the LKBX16 event in Heeze, Netherlands

The Lean Kanban Benelux conference is part of the series of Lean Kanban conferences which are organized around the world by Lean Kanban Inc. to support organisations in adopting Modern Management Methods. agile42 has sponsored many of these conferences and this was the case as well this year for the Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 edition.

Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 Sponsor T-Shirt

Are you interesed in Kanban? On November 28 and 29 agile42 is organising a Kanban System Design (KMP I) training in Amsterdam.

 Lean Kanban Benelux 2016

The day started with the keynote by Erik Jan Kaak, a Dutch man living abroad in Austria for 29 years, but who grew up near the conference location. He shared his experiences as a CIO of Blizzard Ski and Tecnica Group. The title of his keynote was: "To turn your product into a service, you need to turn your service into a product".

Keynote

By taking advantage of continuous delivery organisations can offer new functionality frequently and in controlled increments, in order to manage risks. Unfortunately for them Internet-of-Things (IoT) projects often have different requirements in comparisson to pure software projects. Which is why it is not always practical to deliver continiously when harware elements come into play. But you still want to control risk and create focus, so how do you do that?

By using the latest state of the art elements from Smart Factories you can create a lot of flexibility automation you can get releativelt close to the advantages continious delivery offers. There are companies who are using single piece 3D print production techniques to deliver to customers imediately This is hapening on a small scale, but the technology is improving fast and China and the US are already taking advantage of this. The European market is surpisingly far behind on this.

After the keynote the attendees could choose various sessions in three program tracks, ranging from Kanban for Portfolio management to various case studies and kanban simulation games.

Deelnemers aan de agile42 Kanban Lego Game

Gaetano Mazzanti and Niels Verdonk of agile42 were present to run the lastest version of the new agile42 Kanban game: de Kanban Lego Game. This game builds on the elements of the popular agile42 Kanban Pizza Game. De Kanban Pizza Game is often used to introduce Kanban, however the Kanban Lego Game is targetted at provinding deeper insights in the Kanban principles and practices.

agile42 Kanban KMP I competitie

During the conference attendees could win a free pass to the Kanban System Design (KMP I) training in Amsterdam by agile42. The happy winner was: Martijn van Asseldonk, congrats!

 

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Niels Verdonk

Agile preacher, I work with teams and try to facilitate a motivating, inspiring and fun environment to deliver quality software.
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Garbrand van der Molen

Garbrand van der Molen is an Agile Trainer, Practitioner, and Coach based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methodologies and practices. Prior to coaching, he was CTO at Informaat CXP.
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Niels Verdonk

Agile preacher, I work with teams and try to facilitate a motivating, inspiring and fun environment to deliver quality software.
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Garbrand van der Molen

Garbrand van der Molen is an Agile Trainer, Practitioner, and Coach based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methodologies and practices. Prior to coaching, he was CTO at Informaat CXP.

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