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Recipe for Innovation - Beyond the Ingredients

Innovation is the holy grail of software today. Everyone wants to come out with the next disruptive technology, butwhy do some organizations struggle to reach this creative nirvanawhile others make it look so easy? To better understand this phenomenon, we'll look to the kitchen. Example: You can have all of the ingredients to make a cake, but if you mix them in a cereal bowl and put it in a meat smoker you won't be pulling out anything tasty out any time soon. This is because a recipe involves much more than just the ingredients. Software is surprisingly similar--even with talented people and great ideas you will struggle if you don't have the correct tools and environment. Let's peel back the onion and explore what really makes a team Agile and innovative!

Speaker

Eric Reichwaldt

Eric Reichwaldt

President, Shyft Solutions LLC

Become a Better Leader with Lego

Former Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, famously talked about, "Known knowns," "known unknowns," and "unknown unknowns." We will use Lego to demonstrate what Rummy was talking about and why understanding the five contexts of Cynefin (pronounced ku-nev-in) will help you understand situations before deciding how to best manage them. As a bonus, you will learn about teamwork, communication and chaos while building with everyone's favorite childhood toy.

Speakers

Keil Wilson

Keil Wilson

IT Enterprise Business Applications Architect, Nelnet

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