Experiencing Kanban System Design

By |2012-07-24T16:23:59-04:00July 24, 2012|kanban, Simulator|

As a Kanban Trainer I often introduce people to the Kanban Method for evolutionary change and the aspects of evolving system design and how they drive improvement. I've been looking for ways to make this introduction and exploration of the Kanban Method a more interactive experience. I love Russel Healy's Kanban Game both in physical and online form. It is THE best way to experience how to manage the flow of a Kanban system using a GIVEN system design. I [...]

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Why Agile Testing

By |2012-07-22T17:19:58-04:00July 22, 2012|Agile Testing|

Background I recently had a couple of weeks with a few activities related to "Agile Testing". "Agile Testing" for those not familiar with it is the name we give to the set of thinking guidelines, principles and practices that help run the testing aspects of product development/maintenance in a more effective way under an Agile delivery approach. A question that came up while presenting the concepts today at a client was "What's broken? Why do we need this?". While my [...]

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Kanban Accredited Training Workshop @ Israel March 21-22

By |2012-03-04T20:52:36-05:00March 4, 2012|Events|

As I wrote about earlier, AgileSparks is proud to be one of the charter members of the Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Program. I'll be running our first Accredited Kanban Training workshop on March 21-22 in Herzelyia, Israel. This is our highly-praised Kanban training which has been fine-tuned in the last months to align with the LKU Standard Curriculum.  As a student in the class this means you are getting a high quality Kanban Curriculum aligned with the leaders of [...]

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Check out a Prezi for one of my Kanban Training workshops

By |2011-06-04T07:58:36-04:00June 4, 2011|kanban|

Kanban Training on Prezi I decided to get back to Prezi as an alternative to Powerpoint. Its capabilities seem to be a good match for my kind of materials - Visuals of boards, charts, etc. where you want to zoom in on details, show flows, etc. A specific opportunity is coming up that is making that even a better idea, so I finally took the plunge 2 years after my last real use of Prezi I dove in again. So much fun, [...]

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Next public Kanban workshop I’m delivering – on Feb 8 2011

By |2011-01-25T21:26:17-05:00January 25, 2011|kanban|

The next public Kanban workshop in israel is coming up in just a few weeks - also see http://agilesparks.com/kanban+for+managers What can you expect? Well, you might want to go check out the syllabus So far we've been getting rave reviews for the workshop. It seems to be getting across the essence of what Kanban means for the product development/maintenance world. The experience includes playing the kanban game, doing exercises and thinking about your own environment, as well as discussing the [...]

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Highlight slides from the Agilesparks Kanban for Managers Workshop

By |2010-12-19T17:03:59-05:00December 19, 2010|kanban|

Last week I ran another round of our Kanban for Managers workshop.  So far, I'm excited about the feedback I read and hear. I think Kanban is making sense to people, and any role we as consultants can play in this is great.  Several people want to present what they learned to their peers/management, and asked for some slides.  I think any effective training should have a "call to action" kit you leave with.  Slides are a good start, and [...]

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Lean/Agile Testing

By |2010-11-12T09:51:30-05:00November 12, 2010|Agile Testing|

I've been a bit quiet lately on the blog front (as well as twitter for those who are following) Mainly I've been busy preparing an Agilesparks Agile Testing training with Ronen Bar Nahor. While a lot of work, it has been a great experience. We tried to take some of the Lean/Kanban work we've been focused on lately and apply it to the Testing domain. Those following my blog can see some of that thinking already.  Applying concepts like Limited [...]

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Pictures from Kanban workshop for Managers

By |2010-07-26T17:31:59-04:00July 26, 2010|kanban|

Today I delivered the first public Kanban workshop for managers in Israel The feedback was great overall, and there is a lot of interest in creating a community to keep taking this forward. We'll see how to do that In the meantime see some pictures from the event over at agilesparks, thanks to Gil from Agilesparks for the photography!

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