October 3rd - An Introduction to The Kanban Method by Dave White

An Introduction to The Kanban Method
As a relative newcomer to the process methodology scene, there is a lot of interest and questions in the community about The Kanban Method. Between comparisons with Scrum and inclusion of kanban guidance in the new SAFe literature, there is a lot of confusion about what kanban is and is not.

With roots in the lean manufacturing movement that was born at Toyota in post-war Japan, The Kanban Method is a modern management approach that is an adaptation of lean principals of manufacturing to the creative, knowledge work-based problems that modern software development organizations face. It can help development teams improve delivery through better visibility and limits on work in process.

This presentation will start with an overview of the Kanban Method including the history and motivation. We will then explore the core principles and practices, and how these are used to create a kaizen culture within an organization, and how this culture will lead to efficiency and process improvement in your organization

Dave White is a Technical Program Director at Imaginet Resources Corp., a Canadian based Microsoft Partner and Microsoft ALM Partner of the Year for 2011. Currently, Dave is serving on the Management Board for Lean-Kanban University, the global standards body for The Kanban Method. He is also on the Advisory Board for LKU’s Accredited Kanban Training program. He holds numerous Microsoft certifications including Microsoft Certified Trainer.

With over 15 years of experience, Dave specializes in helping organizations around the world realize their potential through maturing their culture and improving their software development and information technology practices. Dave is passionate about Application Lifecycle Management tooling, techniques, and mindsets and regularly teaches around the world on a wide range of ALM topics.

Alistair Ross Technology Centre
3553 - 31 Street NW, Calgary, AB

October 3rd, 2013
6:00pm - 6:30 Snacks
6:30pm - 7:30 Presentation


Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor Pason Systems Ltd., the Calgary-based, leading global provider of specialized data management systems for land-based and offshore rigs worldwide. Thanks also to the University of Calgary for contributing the use of facilities and Intellog Inc. for providing refreshments and sponsorship of the Meetup group.