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Tuesday, April 10 • 2:55pm - 3:45pm
Sisyphus, Windows, Xbox, and Lean

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What prescriptive steps have moved large enterprises to Kanban and Lean?
How does Kanban fit into the real-world travails of driving continuous delivery and lean practices across a large  enterprise? The Microsoft Windows and Xbox organizations have been around for 30 and 20 years, respectively. Over the past 5+ years, both have been driving toward continuous delivery and lean practices, overcoming decades of slow build-test-deploy systems, over-focus on features, split development and operations, gut-driven decisions, and inflexible planning. Eric will discuss the prescriptive steps that have worked to move these enterprises forward (and those that haven’t).

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Eric Brechner

Microsoft Xbox
Eric Brechner is the development manager for Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox Engineering Systems team, and author of the book, “Agile Project Management with Kanban.” At Microsoft, he has also been development manager for Xbox.com, engineering learning and development, and Office... Read More →

Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:55pm - 3:45pm PDT