Category Archives: Events

Interesting Trends surfacing at Agile Israel 2015

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

My “Trends Keynote” is becoming a repeating feature of the Agile Israel conference. This year I chose to involve the audience by using a Kahoot survey combined with some insights that we (AgileSparks) have seen throughout the year.

First of all it was very cool to see more than 300 participants in the survey (out of ~600 in the audience). Kudos to Kahoot as well as the Israeli 3G network for surviving this onslaught 🙂

Some interesting patterns/trends that are worth sharing: Continue reading

Agile New England Meetup on July 14th in Boston – Lean, Agile, DevOps, Flow, Enterprise Kanban – What’s the connection and how do they all fit together?

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

Agile New England and the Boston Limited WIP Society invited me to give a talk on my next visit to Boston. The SES group in Siemens PLM (my client… ) graciously agreed to host the talk in their facility in Waltham on July 14th afternoon. Continue reading

Flow-driven Product Development webinar w/ LeanKit

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

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…

It was kind of fitting that interspersed into all of that were two runs of a Flow-driven Product Development webinar as part of the LeanKit Webinar series.  The webinar summary and recording are now available. The Prezi itself is also available here.

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.



Flow-driven Product Development – Upcoming webinar w/ LeanKit

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

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.

In this webinar I will focus at the group/program-level scale and present a kanban/flow scaling pattern which most of these clients have been using. Continue reading