Positive Incline Mike Burrows (@asplake) moving on up, positively

May 3, 2012

Coming in June: Kanban comes to London!

After the big conference month of May comes a June that is packed with Kanban-related training opportunities in London. There’s something for nearly everyone: a one-day event you can send your manager to, an accredited 2-day class, and David Anderson is in town at the end of the month for his 3-day masterclass.

The first of these is on June 11th. Lean Thinking and Kanban for IT is aimed at managers and other senior leaders in IT. The speakers are Jack Strong of LeanKit in the UK (a long-standing user and proponent of visual management and Lean in industry), Patrick Steyeart and Johan Vanwelkenhuysen of TeamProsource in Belgium and the UK respectively (pushing boundaries on the application of Kanban and Lean for projects and programmes), and myself, of David J Anderson & Associates, Inc. We will show how visual management, Kanban, Lean and Systems Thinking can be applied to service delivery, to projects and programmes, and to the problems organisations so often face at portfolio level (a subject close to my heart).

I’ve mentioned Patrick a few times here and it’s fantastic that we have this first opportunity to work together.

June 18th-19th I’m teaching our accredited 2-day class Successful Evolutionary Change with Kanban, operated by our UK partners TeamProsource. Learn not just how kanban systems work at the nuts-and-bolts level, but also how the Kanban Method catalyses organisational change and improvement.  “Immensely valuable” was one recent piece of feedback on this class and I must say that I find it very satisfying to teach too.

You may recall my excitement early last year after attending David’s Kanban Leadership Workshop, the forerunner to his 3-day Advanced Kanban Masterclass, coming to London June 27th-29th. This is for you if you have a level of Kanban experience (or have at least attended a 2-day class) and wish to develop your knowledge and skills as a change agent, whether that is in a leadership role or as a coach. I really can’t recommend this class highly enough.

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