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
More and more organizations are using Flight Levels as a way of thinking so that the company can act agile in the market. The big buzzword is business agility - an organization's ability to adapt quickly to changing market conditions. To achieve this, it requires much more than just agilising a few teams. In this presentation I will take a company as an example to show how Flight Levels are used to achieve cross-team business agility. I will also discuss which boards were built to establish agile interactions between teams and how the work flies across the boards to achieve strategic alignment across the organization.
Dr. Klaus Leopold - Klaus is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is the author of the book Practical Kanban and co-author of the book "Kanban Change Leadership”. Klaus is one of the first Lean Kanban trainers and coaches worldwide. He was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is establishing lean business agility by improving organizations beyond the team level, especially in large environments from 50 to 5000 people. Klaus speaks regularly at renowned Lean and Kanban conferences worldwide. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog www.LEANability.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @klausleopold.