1. This presentation was given at the Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 (LSSC12).

    Patterns describe a problem for a given context and offer a solution based on experience that has been consistently successful. A pattern language of flow, if it existed, would attempt to identify problems with the flow of work in software development from request to release. The existence of problems could be confirmed with the use of empirical data and visualisations. Solutions could also use empirical data to inform better economic decisions and create the catalyst for change.

    This talk will outline successful flow based strategies used in the software industry to build the right thing, improve quality, increase throughput or reduce the time it takes from the request of a feature until its delivery. The strategies are based on the experience of the author along side development communities in New Zealand and the UK, making them candidates to form the basis of a Pattern Language of Flow in collaboration with the wider community.

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  2. This presentation was given at the Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 (LSSC12).

    Are you tired of the myth that Scrum, XP and Kanban do not scale to the needs of the larger software enterprise? Are you tired of the ideologies that prevent your enterprise from even trying to apply them? If the answer to either of the above is yes, this presentation is for you.

    In this presentation, Dean Leffingwell will finally dispel these myths and ideologies by describing the Scaled Agile Framework(TM), a public-facing set of practices which have been used to successfully scale Lean|Agile development to hundreds--and even thousands--of practitioners at companies like BMC Corporation, John Deere and others.

    He'll describe five key scaling mechanisms:

    Scaling Value: Not everything is a User Story
    Scaling Design: Complex systems require intentional architecture.
    Scaling Team and Timebox: Aligning teams to a common mission with the Agile Release Train
    Scaling Portfolio Management: Addressing legacy mindsets
    Scaling Leadership: Your enterprise can be no leaner than your executives thinking.

    However, since simply making Agile things bigger does not necessarily keep a system lean, Leffingwell will describe how the framework a) keeps work in process visible and limited, b) keeps backlogs and queues short, c) uses cadence and synchronization to manage variability and align teams to a common mission, and d) applies system-level continuous integration to facilitate fast customer feedback.

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  3. This presentation was given at the Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 (LSSC12).

    Lean/Agile is not just about delivering early and often, it is even more importantly about continuously adapting the way we work towards an improved capability of delivery. Yet how many of us have worked in a continuously improving organization? How many of us have seen one in real life?

    It’s hard to keep management interested in Improvement for very long, making Continuous Improvement a holy grail of sorts. As Lean/Kanban practitioners we believe the only sustainable way to improve is via evolutionary emerging change. But if we the organization is not interested in pursuing it, we have a big problem.

    Through some challenging situations from real client work we will see a few patterns that fail and a few patterns that show more promise for energizing improvement. We will also look at improvement pace and how to apply kanban approaches to make the improvement more sustainable.

    We will also explore some local cultural aspects that might affect the drive (or lack of) towards improvement, and how to deal with them, with some interesting insights about the Israeli culture…

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  4. This presentation was given at the Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 (LSSC12).

    As Lean and Agile transitions from small teams to large organizations, and from progressive organizations to more pragmatic organizations that demand evidence for decision making, a new set of challenges emerge. While many have rightfully encouraged the use of qualitative insight by those closer to the work we can no longer avoid embracing metrics to demonstrate the value of adopting certain practices. Kanban is about visualizing the work but it's also about providing quantitative feedback in the form of lead-time and other metrics.

    This talk introduces a disruptive new form of quantitative feedback, the Time In State InSITe visualization for visualizing any time in state data, and walks through in detail the use of a particular instantiation, the Time in Process (TIP) Chart for visualizing lead-time data. It is intended to be used in situations where misapplications of control limits often occur. The talk also provides guidance about the problems with control limit calculations used in this domain to motivate the reduction in misapplication.

    Lastly, it introduces the ODIM framework intended to guide metrics choices and avoid misapplications like that which has happened with the use of control limit calculations. The ODIM framework is built upon the thought that better [M]easurement/Visualization leads to better [I]nsight leads to better [D]ecisions leads to better [O]utcomes. It's ODIM rather than MIDO because, like reading a kanban board, it's best to start from the right (Outcomes) and work your way left when making measurement choices.

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  5. This presentation was given at the Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 (LSSC12)

    What do we actually know about the problems we are trying to tackle and how we should be tackling them? Is there a process where by we can efficiently discover value and thereby build solutions with confidence? We'll explore these ideas and why the Lean Startup framework as emerged. I welcome skeptics and challengers for a lively discussion!

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