Ottawa Kanban Meetup
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About The Event
Join us as we learn about Kanban by playing the popular simulation GetKanban!
The getKanban Board Game is a physical game designed to teach the concepts and mechanics of Kanban for software development in a class or workshop setting. It's hands-on, engaging, and fun!
During the game the teams construct charts based on data from the game including a Cumulative Flow Diagram, a Run Chart, and a Lead Time Distribution Chart. Simulated events occur throughout the game to challenge the teams and require them to make various system design, prioritization, and resource allocation decisions.
You'll leave this session with a hands-on practical understanding of how Kanban can break down silos, improve the agility of a traditional waterfall and silo focused organization, and noticeably improve performance.
Who should attend?
Managers, leaders, team members, or anyone else with an interest in learning how Kanban can improve your organization's agility.
PLEASE NOTE: Start time – you need to be able to commit to arriving by 5.50pm as we will be starting the game at 6 pm sharp.
5:30 - 6:00: Arrive, Networking, Enjoy Drinks & Snacks
6:00 - 6:30: GetKanban Rules & Introduction to Kanban!
6:30 - 8:30: Play GetKanban!
8:30 - 9:00: Debrief, Q&A, and community announcements
About the facilitator: James Steele (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessteele/) is an Accredited Kanban Trainer and Management Consultant. He provides pragmatic, actionable, evidence-based guidance. His focus is on helping people and organizations solve real problems using Kanban, Scrum, and Agile Principles.