Mile High Agile 2019
Being fierce is to show heartfelt and powerful intensity. These are qualities we bring to our jobs every day we work. We are fiercely protective of our teams–pushing ourselves to be better, to reach for things we didn’t think were possible, to trust, work, and play hard with our teams. We are fiercely protective of our organizations–all of our co-workers deserve that same trust, protection and ability to dream the impossible. In its infancy, Agile was about being fierce. It’s possible that we’ve lost touch with the movement–the intensity behind what we were meant to protect. Mile High Agile 2019 hopes to bring us all back to the heart of Agile. Will you be fierce with us?
You have been hired to help lead a team just starting out with Kanban. They have been struggling with their implementation and are looking forward to your expert guidance, advice, and leadership. It’s your first day and you just walked into the team room to look at their board. You want to make smart observations and have meaningful conversations so you can trigger improvements. The team starts assembling for their daily standup meeting and you want to provoke a thoughtful conversation once it ends.
What comments would you make? What questions would you ask?
This two-part interactive workshop begins with a detailed look at how to interpret Kanban boards and ask thoughtful questions so that you can improve the work of your teams. We will provide an overview of the Kanban Method and then proceed through a series of eight short exercises that will give you an opportunity to review and interpret various Kanban board configurations with other attendees at your table. After a short break, part two of the session now puts the attendees in the driver’s seat to create their own board configurations. We provide eight business scenario exercises and ask the attendees how they would go about configuring their Kanban board given the unique system constraints for each scenario.
Both exercises will increase your understanding of Kanban systems, give you practice interpreting and creating board configurations, and provide you with approaches for meaningful engagement. They are great for aspiring coaches, managers, and leaders who want to have more valuable conversations with their teams and improve Kanban implementations.