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Posted on April 05, 2015 by David Anderson

LKNA15 Miami - Enterprise Services Planning - the Future of Kanban

Lean Kanban North America takes place in Miami, Florida 8-10 June 2015 at the Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach. This year we are both going "back to our roots" while "looking to the future" with a very specific Kanban practitioner event. If you are already doing Kanban and want to know how to take your practice to the next level, or you are curious how to scale the benefits to your entire organization or a business unit, or you just want to know how to apply Kanban outside of IT and software development, then this is the event for you!

Posted on April 05, 2015 by David Anderson

LKNA15 Miami - The Kanban Practitioner Conference

This year we're taking our LeanKanban North America conference back to Miami for the first time in 6 years. It's very much a "back to our roots" event as we held our first Kanban conference in 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Miami's Brickell Key island. This year we're on Miami Beach at the historic Eden Roc Hotel. This year our focus is on practicing Kanban and scaling that practice with Enterprise Services Planning.

Posted on March 11, 2015 by David Anderson

The Meaning of Kanban From the Inside

Kanban from the inside! What does that mean?

Perhaps it's about practicing Kanban and it is written by a practitioner? And that would be true!

Perhaps it's about understanding Kanban and its community of followers from a community insider? And that would be true too!

Or perhaps it is about something deeper, something truly "from the inside", from inside the author? Kanban from the heart? Kanban from the soul? Kanban expressed by a deeply spiritual person with a strong sense of self and a deeply held set of values?

Posted on February 23, 2015 by David Anderson

LeanKanban Training Roadmap 2015 Edition

We've updated the LeanKanban Training Roadmap for 2015 following the introduction of the modular 5-day Enterprise Services Planning class.

Posted on February 22, 2015 by David Anderson

Introducing Enterprise Services Planning

This year, we're officially introducing Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) as a concept and specifically as a management training curriculum. Later this year, I anticipate the launch of Enterprise Services Planning software tools to support the mechanisms and methods taught in our classes.

What is Enterprise Services Planning (ESP)?

Kanban is now table stakes for many businesses managing enterprise services delivery. They've learned that introducing Kanban to their management system has improved service delivery with typical results showing 400% increase in delivery rate, drops in lead time from 50% to 90%+, and significant gains in predictability and on-time delivery, or "due date performance." The results are so good organizations like to duplicate it - one workflow after another, one service after another. This raises a challenge. Businesses are ecosystems of interdependent services. Kanban isn't enough on its own. Business struggle with the challenge of managing their portfolios and aligning their activities with their strategy and choosing a strategy that is appropriately aligned with their capability. We see people every day struggle to make decisions and do their jobs with confidence. What should we start next? When do we need to start something to feel confident it will be delivered when we need it? How many activities should we have running in parallel? Do we have capacity to do everything we need to do? If we delay starting something, are we confident the capacity will be available when we need it? How will dependencies affect our ability to deliver?

Enterprise Services Planning Overview