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#KCELon: An Evening with Mike Burrows

Mike (twitter: @asplake) is UK Director of David J Anderson & Associates and the Director of Training Programs at LeanKanban Inc. He blogs at and is currently writing a book, Kanban from the Inside. Mike's background is in software development, a former programmer, global development manager and IT Director in the investment banking and energy risk management industries. Now he provides training, consultancy, coaching and interim management around Kanban as well as maintaining the training curriculum on behalf of the Kanban training community globally.

Session Overview

What (really) is Kanban, and how does it work at scale? In this, we look at Kanban via its values system and summarise what it can achieve organisationally via its sustainability, service orientation and survivability "agendas".

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  • Jodi W.

    I didn't quite get it. Maybe you need to be more into kanban than I am, though it didn't seem like I should've needed to be. Doing the exercise first was the wrong way round to do it.

    2 · February 14, 2014

    • Richard H.

      I'm with you Russell. It seems a very fluid philosophy that is open to personal interpretation. Plenty of, "hummm, yes, you could see it that way I guess". Little demonstrable justification to the defined answers. Or am I missing something?

      February 14, 2014

    • sebastian

      I've applied very successfully kanban to a chaotic "agile" (or better, fragile) team.... We make the product team very happy providing accurate estimations and planning weekly releases... I've read few books about kanban but still didn't get the purpose of that exercise neither...

      February 14, 2014

  • Vivian D.

    I enjoyed the quick exercises and brief discussions. I would have liked to hear more real world experiences of Kanban than abstract generalizations, but I got some of that in post-preso discussions with Mike, Nada, Jinn and a few others. It's very helpful as I learn about Kanban and how Scrum is different. Have a good weekend and until next time...!

    February 14, 2014

  • Lyndsay P.

    Great speaker and content. Really enjoyed the exercises. The talk was very relevant and thought provoking.

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Pawel K.

    Great presentation, some worth considering recommendations..

    February 14, 2014

  • David C.

    Was a good meetup last night.

    Special thanks goes to Mike and the organisers!

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    great eve. thanks.

    February 14, 2014

  • Jose C.

    Great evening. Thanks to Mike for a very entertaining talk.

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Nigel

    Sorry, forgot to update my RSVP. Can't make it after all

    February 13, 2014

  • @sleepyfox

    Lynn's not feeling well so I had to take her home, sorry. Hope everyone enjoys the event.

    February 13, 2014

  • Dhaval S.

    Is this starting at 6:30 or slightly later?

    February 13, 2014

  • Dragan

    My train back to London has been cancelled. I'll still try to make it but we'll see what happens.

    February 13, 2014

    • Drew P.

      Hope that see you there

      February 13, 2014

  • M.G.Srikanthan

    I am really sorry, cannot make it. Next time

    February 13, 2014

  • Letitia F.

    My trains are a little mucked up :-(

    February 13, 2014

  • Leo T.

    Apologies, next time!

    February 13, 2014

  • Nick H.

    Cannot make it as not in town tomorrow

    February 12, 2014

  • DanPhipps

    This would be my first one but unfortunately I can't make it. Looking forward to the next one.

    February 12, 2014

  • Helen M.

    All, just a reminder to update your status if you are now unable to attend. This helps us to forecast attendance and number of pizzas :) See you all Thursday. Regards

    February 10, 2014

  • terence f.

    How annoying to committed elsewhere

    January 15, 2014

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