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Kanban 101

Kanban 101 Abstract -

Are you one of our many members who joined because you heard about Kanban, but really don’t know what it is?  Are you asking yourself questions like

• When would Kanban be right for my organization?

• What does it look like when it’s up and running?

• What changes can we expect if we implement Kanban?

 Well then, this is the session for you.  This is an introduction to the basics of Kanban for knowledge work.

We will learn a bit about the origins of Kanban and the kinds of environments that could benefit the most from it (hint, most organizations). Then we’ll use the ‘Core Principles’ to paint a picture of what a team using Kanban would looks like when it’s up an running.

Speaker -

Name: Andrea Ross

Email:  [masked]

Bio:  Andrea is a leader in the Richmond and Charlottesville Lean/Agile community, founding the Capital Kanban local interest group, and leading the Agile Charlottesville local interest group.  She brings over 25 years of IT experience including development, business/systems analysis, project management, Kanban implementation, coaching and business process re-engineering.  Andrea is passionate about helping business customers leverage IT to achieve the greatest value and has found that using Lean/Agile methods are the most effective.  She currently works as a Business Systems Analyst/Project Manager with the Virginia Department of Corrections and was recently named the Featured Business Analyst by the Central Virginia International Institute of Business Analysis.   She actively pursues her interest in Lean Government.

Specialties: Kanban/Lean, IT Process Improvement, Business Process Improvement, Business Analysis, Systems Thinking, Lean government.

Favorite Quote: “A problem well stated is half solved.”  Charles Kettering – Head of research for G.M.

Meeting host -

We thank Impact Makers for  sponsoring the food and beverage for this meeting and all of their support for Capital Kanban!


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  • Kristi D.

    Andrea knocked it out of the park! Great input from the group.

    March 21, 2014

  • Mark B.

    Excellent presentation and discussion!

    March 20, 2014

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