Agile Denver Kanban SIG: is a forum for those interested in learning with others about applying lean and agile principles along with pull/kanban system concepts to assist with catalyzing and effectively managing change to improve their business workflow processes, and to predictably forecast and answer the question “When will it be done?” It is a special interest group (SIG) of the Agile Denver group, and is also loosely associated with the global Lean & Kanban University and Limited WIP Society.
Looking forward to kicking off 2017 with our first SIG meet-up for the new year on Thursday January 12th.
Note Location Update: Steven Archer and Kaiser Permanente have graciously offered to again host our monthly meeting at the Kaiser Permanente IT Building in Englewood (see below for details). [We will not meet at the Southglenn Library (Room A) as orignally posted.]
We continue with alternating each month between an “advance topic” led by senior practitioners, and an “open mic/any-level topic” suggested by attendees. This month is an “advance topic."
I'll be facilitating an introduction to "Featureban." I had a chance to use the game on a recent engagement, and was immediately impressed by its simplicity. The simplicity keeps the focus on introducing and learning key concepts of pull and flow rather than learning "rules of a game." We effectively used it with teams working on the shop floor as well as with Senior Managers and VPs. If you're new to "kanban" I think you'll enjoy this introduction to Featureban. And if you're coaching others, I hope you find it worthy to add to your tool belt.
We'll need 70-90 minutes minimally for the introduction to Featureban and debrief, so we'll have to skip the “lean coffee” this month that we typically do in the 2nd hour.
Kaiser Permanente IT Building: 6560 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Englewood, CO 80111, near Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. Enter via west or east doors; Kaiser is on the south side after you enter the central atrium. Look for doors labeled with Kaiser's name. Call Steven's cell number at[masked] to be escorted to the conference room.
Note: doors are locked promptly at 6:00 pm. If you arrive after 6:00 but before 6:10, call Steven (see above cell #).
Free Parking: is available on both the south and north sides of the building.