ACE - Becoming a Learning Organisation the Kanban Way - Karl Scotland

Becoming a Learning Organisation the Kanban Way

In a world of Big Bang Disruption, the need for learning organisations is greater than ever. Businesses need to develop people so they are able to continuously solve new problems, rather than focussing on implementing solutions to previous problems. This session will explore how heuristics can be used to enable this problem solving capability. I will introduce the Kanban Canvas, with a set questions which can be used to encourage creative thinking from multiple perspectives, from understanding the problems, to imagining the desired impacts and then designing potential interventions.

About the Speaker
My name is Karl Scotland and I help businesses become Learning Organisations. Over the last 15 years I have been an advocate of Lean and Agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting and Rally Software. During this time, I have been a pioneer of using Kanban Systems for software development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being active in the community and a regular conference speaker. As a result I was awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference.

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  • Russ L.

    High quality presentation of a well-researched, compiled and tested model.

    Karl hit the right balance between lecture / slides / activities and facilitation. (I did sit at the front, so heard and saw without difficulty)

    Sorry I couldn't stay for pizza and chat with fellow ACErs, but had really good Japanese meal at Asakusa.

    October 23

  • Karl S.

    Here's the link to the Prezi:

    Download the Canvas from here:

    October 23

  • Simon P.

    A good evening. You can see my write up / my understanding here:

    See you all for the next one :)

    October 23

  • Rex L.

    Thanks for an interesting presentation. I may look at a Kanban for my Scrum blockers. Thanks

    October 23

  • Jodi W.

    Interesting way to look at setting up a kanban system. Karl does go a little quiet at times when speaking, and produces slides with very small writing, so get close to the front at his seminars! Thankfully, he said everything that was on the slides and shared the URL to them.

    October 22

  • Caspar B.

    I'm sorry I won't make it tonight. Second time I've missed it :-(

    October 22

  • Dragan J.

    My apologies to Karl and the rest of you: I now won't be able to make it tonight :-( See you all soon!

    October 22

  • Jodi W.

    Have skipped seeing my parents off on holiday and left their house in the care of a student lodger in order to make this session - that's how much it means to me to.. errr.. avoid my parents!! It'd better be good - no pressure ;)

    1 · October 21

    • Helen M.

      I'll make sure Karl knows how important it is!

      October 21

    • Karl S.

      I do now!

      1 · October 22

  • Inam Ur R.

    Sorry guys! Can't make it this evening. RSVP updated.

    October 22

  • Helen M.

    Hello all,

    We're looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night.

    We have a new security policy at ASOS and we now need to know who is coming prior to the event and also the full name of people who are attending. Can you please update your RSVP and also make sure your profile contains your full name.

    October 21

  • Helen M.

    Yes this is the same talk that Karl did at the KCE.

    October 21

  • Anthony G.

    Is this a reprise of the talk Karl did at Kanban Coaching Exchange ?

    October 21

  • Faisal K.

    Apologies for pulling out so late, I'll be travelling for work so not around tomorrow evening. Hope you all have a good evening.

    October 21

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