October 21, 2020

Agile Denver & Kanban SoCal Special Event

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Date(s) - 10/21/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Signup here: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Denver2/events/272805167/


This is a SPECIAL EVENT hosted by Agile Denver and Kanban SoCal! We are promoting connection across the country and are joining our two communities this month.

Each speaker will do a short 15-17 minute presentation and then a group Q&A plus a JOB SEEKERS and JOB OPENINGS breakout room!

Meeting ID: 814 2182 8295
Password: 340650

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each Virtual Meetup will be recorded and added to the Agile Denver YouTube channel each month. If you do not wish to be recorded, please turn off your camera.
7pm MT – Welcome from hosts Christen McLemore and Van Wray
7:10p – Frank Vega, Accredited Kanban Consultant in Denver
7:30p – Joey Spooner, Accredited Kanban Consultant and Trainer
7:50p – Q&A
8:00p – Job Seekers and Openings Breakout

Frank Vega’s Talk:
Make sure to invest time on identifying, understanding, learning more deeply about, and experimenting with the assumptions related to the implementations of any flow principle, concept, or tool you use to design, manage, and improve your team’s and organization’s product development and service delivery workflows. I will highlight assumptions that are made related to the notion of “stable systems.” First, some that Little’s Law is based on before it can be effectively used to manage the pull of work. Next, we will highlight some, from a Theory of Constraints context, related to implementing specific pull-systems effectively. Lastly, we will highlight some related to using Statistical Process Control limits to assess predictability of a workflow.

Joey Spooner’s Talk:
How does feedback from a Kanban system can inform and develop how you replenish a Kanban system with a goal for getting to “yes”? The leadership in my last position gave me a policy that led with a value-based statement of “fanatical service” or recurring achievement. I was always stuck in a position of saying “yes” to anything that was asked of me. The underlying pressure to achieve, regardless of sustainable and good quality delivery, was palpable.We agreed that saying “no” was not a politically-advantageous position within the organization, but saying “not yet” may work. I have carried on the “not yet” concept as I use and develop Kanban systems of managing work within the U.S. government and commercial businesses

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