NYC Lean/Kanban meets fortnightly in a Lean Coffee format. to discuss Lean, Kanban, Agile and the various challenges we face as practitioners and managers. The group is open to all and so is the agenda.
Kanban is more than just a tool in our bag of Agile software tricks. It is an approach to change management and organizational culture. We use Kanban for four main reasons.
Evolutionary, incremental change with minimal resistance
Achieve sustainable pace by balance throughput against demand
Quantitative Management and emergence of high maturity behavior in alignmen with senior management desire to have a highly predictable business
Better risk management (the emerging theme in the Kanban community)