Adding Learning/Feedback to the Value Stream – A core aspect of Agile “Inspect and Adapt” – Especially on Agile Marketing teams.
Whenever I work with a team, program, value stream, or whatever group of people that are trying to establish a leaner/more agile way of working that inspects and adapts along the way I mention the fact that feedback/learning should be part of their flow (Eric Ries has a good story about it in the Lean Startup btw).
What a week. A full exhilarating week in Boston working with a product development group which I’ve been helping the last couple of months. They recently formed into 7 kanban teams and after a Management Workshop and a Team Kickstart week this was a visit to see where they got. We worked on team dynamics, change management, WIP Limits, Flow, established a health dashboard inspired by Spotify’s Squad Health Check, and even played a cool Kahoot in that spirit. More later…
PS a lot of interesting questions were raised in the webinar. If you want to get answers on them, let me know and will figure out the right approach. Considering an “Ask me Anything” follow-on webinar or just a couple of blog posts or both.
LeanKit asked me to host a webinar for their highly popular webinar series. I naturally accepted. And it was also just natural that the topic would be Kanban/Flow in Product Development as I have the privilege to be one of the people involved in using kanban in multiple enterprise-scale product development lean/agile initiatives the last couple of years, several of whom are enjoying LeanKit.
I believe Kanban and REAL DevOps are a match made in heaven. I really do. I know I’m not the only one. Leading into Agile India 2015 InfoQ interviewed me about this. This was also one of the main themes of my talk in the conference and the DevOps Flow workshop I gave before the conference. (Contact me if you’re interested to hear about the next opportunity to participate in such a workshop).
While we’re waiting for the video from my talk to be processed, here’s a trailer…
And an older variant of this talk from DevOpsDays Israel: