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Discovery Techniques, part of KANBAN = is POSTPONED

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Discovery Techniques, part of KANBAN = is POSTPONED

Time: July 17, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: TBD - it will be in Malvern
Event Type: meeting, roberts, and, english, kanban
Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2018

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Event Description

Nope.  Not Tuesday JULY 17, 2018 

Sign up for Tuesday SEPT 18, 2018 

with Bill Roberts and Bob English on KANBAN

Good Discovery --- A first step on the path to shorter lead time

RSVP on this page. 

And keep your RSVP current.



Do your customers seem to have an unending list of features and stories they want the team to work on?

Do they often switch priorities on the team past the commitment point?

Does your team keep starting new work, but is having a hard time finishing due to these changes?


In this talk, we will help you to understand why the creation of a good discovery process is a key to being able to help the team work more efficiently with less context switching. We will review some real case study style examples of how discovery processes have helped existing teams deliver customer value faster.


During the workshop, you will learn how to create your own discovery processes and visualization tools that will help the team have crystal-clear insight as to what work should be committed. In addition, we will teach methods to influence both the team and customers, so you can take steps toward implementation as soon as you get back to work.


Bill and Bob are both Agile enthusiasts, Speakers, Coaches, Scrum Masters and Accredited Kanban Trainers who have implemented and seen the value of the discovery process in their careers using a variety of agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LESS, to name a few).



Learning Outcomes:

Understand the benefits of a good discovery process

Determine how to balance customer demand with team capability

Define lead time and learn strategies to help decrease it

Learn methods to promote the discovery process with your team and stakeholders

Bring something back to your job that can be implemented as soon as you return

Our Presenters:

Bob English, who appeared at AgilePhilly Conferences in Oct 2017 & April 2018.  In 2017, he presented “Scrum Master Evolution” at Music City Agile, Agile Midwest, Tech Fest, Agile Philly, and Cincinnati Day of Agile.  Known for his talk “5 Dysfunctions of switching from Scrum to Kanban” at Agile DC, Agile Delaware, Agile Summit, Secon (an internal conference ) , this is a new and enlightened workshop he gives with Bill.


Bill Roberts is known to many in the Philly area.  He co-presented "DevOps: the Mass Extinction of Manual Processes” at Agile 2017 and Secon (internal).  And he co-presented "A DevOps Case Study from Capital One - the Mass Extinction of Manual Processes" at DevOps East in 2017.


Food Sponsor for the night is David Bulkin of Grow-Lean

Comment Wall

Comment by Greg Mester on July 16, 2018 at 12:53pm

So is there no meeting tomorrow?  Thanks

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on July 12, 2018 at 8:58am

Yes, you did Greg !

To everyone who RSVP'd on this webpage, they got an email about the date change.  This is going to be rescheduled to September 18th.

Comment by Greg Mester on July 12, 2018 at 8:22am

I thought I saw an email moving this to a later date?

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