Beyond Kanban: Lean as an Operating System

Our partners at the Lean Software Institute have just announced their new webinar series, “Fit for the Future: Lean and the Software Industry“, and have invited us to join them in presenting the first installment, “Beyond Kanban: Lean as an Operating System“.

When
September 7, 2011, 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST  / 19:00 CET
Duration: One hour
Webinar Overview
Many organizations in the IT industry struggle with slow execution and lack of operational clarity.  Call it “the fog of business.”  The problem becomes worse as product and business complexity increases, because traditional management practices have not kept up with the complexity of modern knowledge work.
Lean Management has the potential to create organization-wide clarity. Unfortunately, Lean practitioners in the IT sector have generally not used Lean practices to provide a unified description of the organization as a whole. Also, merely looking at processes does not account for other key obstacles to performance, such as organizational misalignment, unhealthy work cultures, and poor knowledge management.
In this webinar we will discuss how to go beyond Value Stream Mapping and Kanban Boards to create a representation of a business as a “system of systems”.  You will learn about the Lean Software Institute’s five-dimensional model for describing business systems, including Product Development Systems.  We show how this model can provide breakthrough insights into why organizations encounter performance challenges.
Audience
This webinar series is aimed at CXOs and other senior executives in the IT industry who are attempting to improve their organizations’ productivity, accelerate innovation, enhance financial performance, and improve employee engagement.
Presenter
Frode L. Odegard, Founder & CEO, Lean Software Institute
Guest
Chris Hefley, Co-Founder & CEO, LeanKitKanban
(see this interview that we did with Chris in 2010)

When

September 7, 2011, 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST  / 19:00 CET
Duration: One hour

Webinar Overview

In this webinar we will discuss how to go beyond Value Stream Mapping and Kanban Boards to create a representation of a business as a “system of systems”.  You will learn about the Lean Software Institute’s five-dimensional model for describing business systems, including Product Development Systems.  We show how this model can provide breakthrough insights into why organizations encounter performance challenges.

Audience

This webinar series is aimed at CXOs and other senior executives in the IT industry who are attempting to improve their organizations’ productivity, accelerate innovation, enhance financial performance, and improve employee engagement.

Presenter

Frode L. Odegard, Founder & CEO, Lean Software Institute

Guest

Chris Hefley, Co-Founder & CEO, LeanKitKanban

Chris Hefley

Chris Hefley is a co-founder of LeanKit. After years of coping with “broken” project management systems in software development, Chris helped build LeanKit as a way for teams to become more effective. He believes in building software and systems that make people’s lives better and transform their relationship with work. In 2011, he was nominated for the Lean Systems Society’s Brickell Key Award. Follow Chris on Twitter @indomitablehef.