Nebraska.Code() Sessions tagged kanban

Personal Kanban

Join me for a quick review of the major concepts presented in Jim Benson's foundational book, Personal Kanban. We will start by reviewing the two simple rules of Personal Kanban: 1) Visualize your work, and 2) Limit your work-in-progress (WIP). Then we will cover other important topics from the book, including establishing your backlog, what is value stream (or how to organize your Kanban Board), what it means to pull work through the process, and how to embrace kaizen (a state of continual improvement). The goal is to give you enough information to get you started down the path to using Kanban to manage your own personal tasks and projects.

Speaker

Keil Wilson

Keil Wilson

IT Enterprise Business Applications Architect, Nelnet

Agile Doesn't Work for Us - Agile in Infrastructure Teams

Infrastructure and support teams spend most of their time responding to emergencies. Trying to put support requests and incident tickets into iterations is ridiculous. Agile just doesn’t work for infrastructure teams! Or so we're told. This session will review the year-long implementation of agile/DevOps on an infrastructure team that supports 44 separate applications in a company with thousands of employees.

Attendees will learn how this team used and adapted Kanban to manage support queues and improve both the coverage and quality of support for their customers. We will also discuss how the team adopted Scrum to manage the project work that often takes a back seat to the urgent requests that regularly flood into support organizations.

There will be plenty of time for session attendees to ask questions, and discussion of issues will be encouraged.

Speaker

Keil Wilson

Keil Wilson

IT Enterprise Business Applications Architect, Nelnet