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Lean Kanban - When Traditional Lean Just Isn’t Lean Enough

Presenter: Misbah Chaudhry, Senior Lean Agile Project Leader, Dun & Bradstreet, Short Hills, NJ, USA

Keywords: Lean Kanban, Traditional Lean Augmentation, Visualize your work

Industry: Financial Services, Service, Software

Level: Basic


ABSTRACT

Lean isn’t something you do; it’s something you live. You’re not born with the skills to live a lean lifestyle, but you can learn and evolve. You can practice your skills until they become second nature. But isn’t it a lot of work to find those “waste” needles in the “process” haystack? Where do you start? Don’t worry, you’ve got this, you’re already a pro at this, and we’ve got an “app” to help you take it to the next level

Introducing LEAN KANBAN, the most visual process mapping, waste identifying, bottleneck finding, WIP recognizing solution your lean projects can leverage to optimize results and maximize value.

Lean KANBAN applies the same principles to service as Six Sigma does to manufacturing thus enabling variability while limiting deviation from the standard – this technique allows for innovation - It introduces the concept of a cross-functional self-organizing team which allows for flexibility and collaboration.

General Practices in Kanban

1. Visualize (with a KANBAN board)

2. Limit work-in-progress

3. Manage flow

4. Make policies explicit

5. Implement feedback loops

6. Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using models and the scientific method.

Manage your throughput and calculate your cycle time for each unique type of work (bug fix, enhancement, upgrade request) based on classes of service (standard, expedited, intangible, fixed date). The best part, the team owns the board, replenishes it and manages it. It creates transparency and accountability. Feedback loops are built into the system in the form of meetings (stand-ups, huddles), metrics, and boards. Team learn and incorporate those learnings into the new work on an ongoing basis.

I am going to use practical examples from my work experience and play a couple of games to ensure that the presentation is practical, interactive and fun for the audience.

Happy KANBANING!


Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 11, 2019

Acceptance notification date:
November 11, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2020

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