Lean Thinking and Kanban for IT

A one-day seminar for senior management and leaders in IT

This intensive, fast-paced 1-day seminar provides an introduction into Lean, Visual Management and Kanban for IT. Through case studies on successful lean transformations, the application of lean thinking and tools and a clarification of the key principles and practices of Kanban, the senior manager will quickly develop a profound understanding of the opportunities and benefits of Lean Thinking and Kanban across IT, covering both operational and project-based work.

The agenda of the day covers the following topics:

  • Lean Strategies for IT
  • Successful Evolutionary Change with the Kanban Method
  • Lean Transformations in Projects & Programmes – a case study
  • Applying Lean Thinking to Portfolio Management
  • Visualisation Tools to support evolutionary change

This seminar is designed for leaders and managers addressing any of the following challenges:

  • Accelerate the flow of work through IT
  • Increase the value delivered by IT to the business
  • Manage delivery against expectations
  • Sustain practices of continuous improvements and organisational learning
  • Boost team performance within projects and operations
Practical information
Date Monday, 11th June 2012
Location De Vere Venues Holborn Bars, Holborn (London, UK)
Registration fee £195
For more information, contact sales@leankit.co.uk.

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Mike Burrows (VP at David Anderson & Associates) was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank and IT Director at the energy risk management consultancy Encore International where he led one of the first Kanban implementations in Central Europe. Mike now works with David Anderson & Associates, acknowledged leaders in the application of Kanban to knowledge work. Jack Strong (Director LeanKit UK) has worked with ICL/Fujitsu for 10 years introducing advanced manufacturing techniques into large clients in the UK. As a European Business Systems Development Manager at NSK (a global Japanese tier 1 automotive supplier), Jack was responsible for programmes implementing the concepts and methods of lean as a way of working across 9 European manufacturing plants and 5 country based sales units.
Patrick Steyaert (Partner at TeamProsource) is the Director Assessments & Improvements at TeamProsource. He has more than 10 years of experience in helping project organizations to improve their capability to deliver. Experienced in both traditional software process improvement programs as well as Lean/agile transformations he is a true leading 360° improvement coach. Johan Vanwelkenhuysen (MD TeamProsource UK Ltd.) is a hands-on project, programme and portfolio management professional with an outstanding track record in delivering technology-enabled strategic programmes. Johan is endorsed by his clients as an authentic coach with a proven ability to lead teams and organisations through process improvements and organisational transformations resulting in lean and agile operations and mature delivery capabilities.