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This Thing Called Kanban‬

Agile Richmond

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

This Thing Called Kanban‬

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This thing called Kanban

Kanban is an emerging alternative to Scrum for doing agile software development. While the two methods share many of the same principles, they differ greatly in their implementation of the principles. Teams transitioning from waterfall find the change to Kanban more evolutionary and less revolutionary than Scrum, helping make it an easier first step towards an agile organization.

Join experts Ryan Shriver and Robin Dymond for an exploration of Kanban and how it compares to agile and waterfall methods. Learn how Kanban's focus on customer value helps teams reduce time-to-market and improve quality through continuous improvement. We'll also show how Kanban is more than just a card wall, and the importance of measurement, reflection, and improvement in a flow based development process. Robin and Ryan will get you going right off the start with the debut of their new game called Flowball! This game demonstrates the the underlying Lean principles of muri (load), mura (flow) and muda (waste) in a continuous process game.

Ryan Shriver is a Managing Consultant with Dominion Digital, a Richmond-based process and technology-consulting firm. He leads the IT Performance Improvement Solution which includes Agile and Lean Transformations, Agile Engineering Practices and IT Process Improvement. With a background in systems architecture and large-scale agile development, Ryan currently focuses on measurable business value and systems engineering. He writes and speaks on these topics in the United States and Europe, posting his current thoughts at and twitter: @ryanshriver

Robin Dymond, CST is an international trainer and consultant in Scrum, Agile, and Lean methods. He is managing partner of Innovel LLC, a Midlothian based Lean Agile training and consulting company with clients in Europe, Ukraine, and the USA. Robin Dymond offers Scrum Alliance certified Scrummaster and Product Owner training. A speaker and author in the Agile community, Robin Dymond presented keynote talks at Agile Eastern Europe 2009-2010, two talks at Agile 2010 and produced the Main Stage at Agile 2009. From 2005-2007 Dymond consulted on the largest enterprise adoption of Scrum in a financial services company. He has lead Agile teams since 2002. Dymond has 21 years experience in software and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. Find Robin online at Blog:, Twitter: @robindymond, Linkedin:, email:

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Dumbarton Library
6800 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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This is another in Agile Richmond's continuing series of learning and growth opportunities. Agile Richmond is a professional non-profit organization of people in the Richmond, Virginia area committed to Agile and Lean practices. We are committed to providing opportunities for our community to share knowledge, excitement and learning about Lean and Agile in both theory and practice.
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