Tuesday SEPT 18, 2018
with Bill Roberts and Bob English on KANBAN
Good Discovery --- A first step on the path to shorter lead time
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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).
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
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