July 13–16, 2020

Starting Kanban for IT teams

Colleen Johnson (ScatterSpoke)
10:00am–5:30pm Monday, 07/13/2020
Location: D133

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Not all Agile practices are created equal. And let's be honest—for some teams, it's nearly impossible to know what you'll be working on for the next two weeks. Colleen Johnson highlights how the simple practices of Kanban can help teams with high volumes of urgent work and constantly changing priorities deliver without low quality or perpetual burnout (ideal for security, IT, Ops, and DevOps).

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it

  • Understand the elements of a working Kanban system, including workflow policies, work item types, classes of service, and WIP limits

Who is this presentation for?

  • You work in security, IT, IS, ops, DevOps.
  • You're an IT engineer, manager, lead, or director.




Part 1

  • Kanban practices and principles
  • Flow simulation
  • Demand and Capability

Part 2

  • Managing blockers
  • Daily Kanban stand-ups

Part 3

  • Kanban metrics
  • Putting it into practice

About your instructor

Photo of Colleen Johnson

Colleen is the cofounder and CEO of ScatterSpoke, a space for more effective team retrospectives. She’s an expert in the Kanban method of software delivery and advocates for Lean practices of customer-centered product discovery. As a coach, she helps organizations apply a systems-thinking approach to aligning Agile methodologies across the enterprise. She works with clients to apply the right cultural and context-driven practices to create sustainable agility. Colleen brings her dynamic training classes to teams, programs, and executives in person and online through Monarch Learning. She has served as a board member for Agile Denver and as a chair for the 2016 and 2017 Mile High Agile Conferences and is an active board member for the Agile Uprising.

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