8:30 – Registration

We welcome you at the Savoia Regency Hotel to pick up your badge and complimentary material.

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Common Track


9:15 – Welcome

The short introduction to get everyone seated…

9:20 – Rikard Olsson: Beyond Budgeting

An Agile Management Model for New Business and People Realities.

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10:10 – Håkan Forss: Are you too Busy to Improve?

Don’t we all know more get done if we stay busy? We feel good and efficient. We get a pat on the back or a nod of approval from the managers when pulling that all-nighter once again. It may feel good and we could even get a raise for being so efficient, but is this good for the company? Is it good for our customers?

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11:00-11:20 – Coffee Break

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11:20 – J. Sonnevelt: We are getting so few complaints about you guys. There MUST be something wrong

At a large governmental organization we started with one scrum team, but it very quickly became clear that there was only one way to really make it work: Go big or go home. This talk will be about the challenges we faced in a organization that almost only works with third party (off site) contractors, a new way of working in a very political environment. We were successful to a point where higher level managers got nervous because they didn’t hear any complaints.

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12:10 – Joakim Sundén: Spotify - staying lean from small start-up through rapid growth

In a few years Spotify has grown from a small startup in Sweden to a pretty big company with more than 50 engineering teams in four different development offices on two different continents. Such rapid growth carries big challenges. How can we continue to improve our product at great speed, while growing the number of users, employees and supported platforms and devices? How do we stay lean and agile when we grow from a small startup to a big corporation? In this talk I will present how Spotify is addressing these challenges. I will talk about autonomous squads, tribes, chapters, guilds, hack weeks, and a lot of other ideas we’re experimenting with.

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13:00-14:00 – Lunch

Lunch inside the venue is included in your participation ticket.

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Track A


14:00 – Lightning Talks

Luca Mascaro, Lean experience design

Giulio Roggero, Kanban Portfolio Management supported by Canvas, a Case Study

Gaetano Mazzanti,  You Don’t Need to Change. Survival is Optional

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14:40 – Pawel Brodzinski: Successful Evolutionary Change of Portfolio Management

Instead of a common strategy of formalizing the processes around portfolio management we can use Portfolio Kanban to evolve our way of working with the portfolio. The approach bases on “start with what you have” principle. This means that it doesn’t provoke resistance. Also small, evolutionary changes are preferred over big-bang changes. On the top of that, using the method doesn’t require extensive effort, which increases the odds of sustaining its adoption in the long run.

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15:30 – Jabe Bloom: Decision Economies

In many organizations we examine the output of a system, plan or strategy to determine if it was successful. “Where are we” and “is this where we want to be”, the evaluation of outcomes, is of course a critical to the learning capability of any organization. Unfortunately, a myopic focus on a goal/outcome driven approach has resulted in many organizations not be able to answer a related question “How did we get here?”

Organizations who make the effort to be mindful of decisions, and relate those decisions more clearly to outcome become more effective and learn faster than.

Jabe Bloom will describe how organizations can be more mindful of, who is making decisions, how decisions are made, the effects of decision fatigue and establishing a Decision Economy to begin valuing and distributing decisions more effectively.

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Track B


14:00 – Ask a KCP (Kanban Coaching Professional)

Bring your workplace challenges and hard questions about Lean and Kanban to the “Ask a KCP” session. Lean-Kanban University Kanban Coaching Professionals are available to give you free advice.

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14:40 – agile42 Kanban Pizza Game

We will play Kanban Pizza Game, a fun and easy way to learn the foundations of Kanban for Knowledge Work. All participants, divided in teams, will try to extract the maximum value out of a fictional pizzeria operated in Kanban style.

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Keynote and conclusions


16:20-16:40 – Coffee Break

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16:40 – Keynote David J Anderson: An Alternative Path to Agility

Even more than being faster, stronger, and better, decision makers and technical teams rely on predictability to succeed. Kanban delivers greater predictability to existing development methods for new project development as well as maintenance and support work. Organizations are using kanban to successfully match their capabilities to their expectations and needs for reliable configuration management, product quality, effective deployment and delivery cadence. How do they maintain the flexibility to navigate the ever-changing business environment and still predictably deliver critical work?

By using measurement, formulas and a scientific approach to change management, we can balance the factors of observed capability, staffing, and delivery targets to achieve predictable outcomes. By analyzing and understanding the nature of the work we do, we can allocate our efforts appropriately. By being methodical in our approach to continuous improvement, we can minimize disruption and achieve lasting benefit.

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17:30 – Closing

…and goodbye to Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2015!