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"Kanban for change management: Why does it work?" on Tues Dec 7th in W. Hollywood (Lean/Kanban group)

From: Pascal P.
Sent on: Sunday, December 5, 2010 3:37 PM
Our December Lean/Kanban speaker is John Heintz, an Austin-based developer and consultant who works closely with software teams to improve quality and reduce cycle time.

John says:
"Kanban makes organizational change easier - especially across teams and management reporting structures. I believe this is because Kanban makes use of psychological and systems levers that side-step some human defense mechanisms to change. In fact, Kanban is part of a group of tools that are immediately useful, generate feedback information, and are backed by principles. This talk explains Kanban in terms of these characteristics and highlights how "just" Agile doesn't result in the same effect."

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Schedule - Tuesday December 7
7:00pm  Networking
7:20pm  John Heintz presents
8:20pm  Q&A
8:40pm  Beverages and more networking


CityGrid Media, 8833 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069


Free valet parking is available in the IAC building (where Citygrid is located). Enter off Sunset.


About the presenter
John Heintz is the Owner of Gist Labs and a Technical Consultant with Cutter Consortium. He is an experienced agile manager, particularly in Lean and kanban. In 2008, John cohnfounded Gist Labs to further focus on the essential criteria for innovative success. 

John's approach to systems and team building emerged in 1999 while leading his first Scrum team, coaching XP and test-driven development. He has consulted with clients on various engagements, including for enterprise architecture, development and TDD practices, XP and Scrum leadership,  kanban coaching, and RESTful/messaging architecture.

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