My LSSC 2010 Presentation
In addition to chairing a track, I will also be speaking at the LSSC conference to be held April 21-23, 2010 in Atlanta GA. My presentation on using Lean and Kanban in a contracting environment will by on Wednesday the 21st from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the Kanban Track. I’ve posted the abstract here:
Kanban practitioners commonly ask two questions: “How can I reliably commit to a date using Kanban?” and “Is there a lack of perceived schedule pressure in Kanban?” People in contracting or service environments must often make commitments to clients with specific delivery dates and cost estimates. We will explore how to make target-driven commitments when managing projects with Lean principles. In addition, we will look at ways to utilize those initial estimates to appropriately set team expectations. The session will show how this encourages innovation within the team leading to process improvements. At the same time providing leading indicators of project status without willfully holding to an unrealistic goal.
More information regarding my talk can be found at http://atlanta2010.leanssc.org/home/chris-shinkle/.