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Monday, April 9

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic -- Storytelling with Data: Bringing data to life through pictures and story
Stories resonate and stick with your audience in ways that data alone does not. Why wouldn’t you leverage the power of story when communicating with data? Join this engaging session, during which Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic demonstrates the untapped potential of combining the magic of story with best practices in data visualization for communicating effectively with data. You'll leave the session inspired to bring your data to life and make it a pivotal point in an overarching story that motivates your audience!
**This presentation is followed by a 30-minute break. Cole will be available to sign her Storytelling with Data book which will be for sale outside the auditorium, or order yours in advance.** 

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Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic tells stories with data. She is the author of storytelling with data: a data visualization guide for business professionals and writes the popular blog www.storytellingwithdata.com. Cole’s unique talent was honed over the past decade through analytical roles in banking, private equity, and on Google’s People Analytics team. Her well-regarded workshops and presentations are highly sought after by data-minded individuals, companies, and philanthropic orga... Read More →

Monday April 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT

2:00pm PDT

Keynote: Klaus Leopold - Why Agile Teams Have Nothing To Do with Business Agility
In this talk, I discuss an agile transition where approximately 600 people were involved. The goal was to shorten the time-to- market for initiatives to be able to respond to customer needs more quickly and, as such, improve business agility. In order to achieve this, a reorganization was carried out. Cross-functional teams were constructed so knowledge needed for development was fully available within the team. In addition, the teams were categorized by product in order to remove any dependencies.  Visualization of the work, Standup meetings and Retrospectives made the agile transition complete -- but the expected improvements did not occur.

I will share what we did to improve the situation and reach the goal of “more business agility”. I also show how you can approach an agile transition of this size, so you can avoid the issue they experienced. This much I can tell you in advance: do not start at the team level. Starting beyond the team level will not only save your nerves, but also a lot of money!

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Klaus Leopold

Flight Levels Guide, LEANability
Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is author of the bestseller “Rethinking Agile”, “Practical Kanban” (www.practi... Read More →

Monday April 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Tuesday, April 10

9:00am PDT

Keynote: David J Anderson -- First Who, Then Why: Becoming a Level 6 Leader
The Fit-for-Purpose Framework can be used to develop the business motivation for deeper maturity Kanban implementations.

How do you know if a change is truly an improvement?

How do you know if your Kanban service delivery is good enough or needs to improve?

What are your customers expectations and where should you focus your improvements?

All products and services have a design component, an implementation component and a service delivery component. All 3 must be fit-for-purpose in order to satisfy your customers.

The Fit-for-Purpose Framework is the new method for driving high maturity, customer-focused performance across your organization. It reveals which metrics to use as KPIs, and how to define thresholds for acceptable performance. It helps you segment markets and make strategic plans. It tells you which customer segments are satisfied and which are underserved or potentially overserved. It provides guidance on which segments to amplify and which to turn off.

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David J Anderson

David Anderson is an innovator in management thinking for 21st Century businesses. He has 30+ years experience in the high technology industry starting with computer games in the early 1980s. He has led software development organizations delivering innovative products with superior... Read More →

Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT