The KCE is intended to be a really great place to learn, get those burning questions off your chest and to make new friends. It follows in the footsteps of the Agile Coaching Exchange (ACE) which often has Kanban specific questions and topics, the KCE will provide a Kanban focused forum.
We pride ourselves in giving back to the Kanban community and so these exchanges are about:
Connecting Kanban practitioners so that they can collaborate and work together in the future
Creating a learning environment
Providing a place for newer practitioners and coaches to seek support
Exchanging coaching skills and experiences
Developing new concepts collaboratively that we can use when coaching
Developing ideas that will support the discipline of coaching
Having fun, sharing, and collaboration
Improving the understanding of Kanban in the wider community
The target audience is you, peers that you work with or have worked with, Kanban practitioners, and anybody with potential to be coaches or good Kanban practitioners. Please feel free to bring others along, especially people from your current workplace/engagement who could benefit from this kind of sharing event.
The format will be a talk by an invited speaker, followed by open discussion based on what the group feels would be the best topics to spend our time on
This is an online talk and will start at 18:35. The zoom is sponsored Simon at TFV Consulting. A big thank you for this!
About the Talk
There are many ways to take something and make it better using Kanban. To find your way and to succeed, you have to ask first who you are and how you fit in "the big picture." Are you an individual, a team, or a manager? A service manager, project manager, product manager? Customer? Stakeholder? Executive? Entrepreneur? Maybe you're a whole organization? Well, then you are the big picture! Are you a coach or a trainer? Both?
Depending on who you are, there are many different ways for you to make a positive difference with Kanban. I will show these ways and, for each, tell you what it's like, show you what to focus on, give you the keys to success, and warn you of some typical mistakes.
This will be a broad presentation, but not too shallow. Those who teach and coach Kanban will benefit from the systematization. Experienced Kanban users will find new ways to improve. And if you're starting with Kanban, you'll get a good orientation and take the right first steps.
About the Speaker
Alexei Zheglov has been making a difference with Kanban since 2010. (He was making it earlier, too, just not as effectively.) Over these years, he has developed many effective users and experts of the Kanban method, in various companies, industries and countries. Alexei is known for his insights into the math and metrics of flow, yet he also co-authored the book "Fit-for-Purpose", which is a lot of prose about marketing! He is a founding partner at SquirrelNorth, a premier Canadian management consulting firm, specializing in Kanban. Alexei is also an Accredited Kanban Consultant (AKC) and Trainer (AKT).