Upcoming Talk: David Daly of Worldline on Kanban & Lean

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We will be hosting an industry talk on “Kanban & Lean” in Coaching Agile Teams (COACH). The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: David Daly, Worldline
  • about: Kanban & Lean
  • on: July 12th, 2022, 16:45-17:45 Uhr
  • on: Zoom (link after registration)
  • as part of: COACH

Abstract: In this talk, David starts by outlining some of the lean principles and practices that have influenced the Kanban method for managing software development, including:

  • Why teams should optimise for flow
  • What flow efficiency is and how to calculate it
  • The effect of batch sizes on flow efficiency
  • Using the Theory of Constraints to detect and alleviate bottlenecks

Then, David goes on to give a practical overview of how Kanban is used in software engineering, covering the following:

  • Setting up the Kanban Board
  • Limiting “Work In Progress” and the benefits and the benefits of doing so
  • The collection of metrics and how to use these for forecasting
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Speaker: With over 20 years of experience in tech, David’s passion is in how innovative technology solutions can enable new experiences, business models and operational efficiencies. He has implemented Agile/DevOps within traditional, fixed-price environments and coached other teams to do the same. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered IT Professional and a regular public speaker who has a passion for showing how new approaches produce better results. He is the author of “Better Agile: How every software team can spend less time firefighting and have more fun building great software” and co-author of “Deliberately Digital: Rewriting enterprise DNA for enduring success”.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg