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Kanban at Vanguard: How enterprise services planning improves outcomes

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Hi all, as usual, we will kick off the session at 6:30 with open networking at 6. We'll wrap up around 7:30 and should be out by 8.

In this session, David Hughes will discuss Kanban at Vanguard: How enterprise services planning improves outcomes at the world's leading mutual fund company.

Kanban at Vanguard:
Scrum "stall" is a common symptom of dysfunction when knowledge work teams favor procedure over committing to evolutionary change. The three ways of fast flow, fast feedback, and fast learning are embraced by many large financial services firms as strategic goals for realizing business value at startup speed, but teams and programs remain mired in low maturity ways of working. This experience report is about the successful experiments at Vanguard aligning the Kanban Method and Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) with its own enabling practices to improve key outcome measures. Overcoming Scrum "stall" by adopting the Kanban Method is the theme, with evidence of dramatic and immediate improvement in the flow of business value after adopting Kanban.

Dave Hughes has been a speaker at conferences for Kanban, Inc. (Mauvius), AgileCamp, AgilePhilly, Agile & Beyond, the Project Management Institute, the Network for Women with Careers in Technology, the AICPA, the Software Engineering Institute, MITRE Corporation, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Dave has taught professional development and technical courses to over 8,000 people world-wide. He has nearly four decades of business, engineering, and professional experience, including 22 years using Lean and Agile techniques. He originated Accepted Value Costing (AVC), the evolutionary approach to Lean-Agile costing and decision making.

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