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Sunday, April 8

9:00am PDT

Lean Kanban University Informational Meeting
Open to those already in the Lean Kanban University program or those who are interested in possibly joining.  This is an update on recent developments in LKU certified kanban programs including professional credentials.

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Janice Linden-Reed

CEO, Lean Kanban Inc
Janice Linden-Reed is CEO of Lean Kanban, Inc. overseeing all Lean Kanban University certified Kanban training programs, credential programs for Kanban professionals, and the Lean Kanban Conference global series.   Her professional background includes game design and production... Read More →

Sunday April 8, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Monday, April 9

7:30am PDT

Lean Coffee

Monday April 9, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Book Signing
Book Signing: Keynote Speaker, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

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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 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

1:15pm PDT

Lightning Talks
Join us for these short-format presentations by select LKNA18 attendees.

Monday April 9, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm PDT

6:00pm PDT

Please join us for drinks and light appetizers! All registered LKNA18 participants are invited to this networking reception on the outside Evergreen Lawn. 

Monday April 9, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Tuesday, April 10

7:30am PDT

Lean Coffee
Join this conversation structured with Personal Kanban and have a meeting that matters. Look for the table marked Lean Coffee.

Lean Coffee is a trademark of Modus Cooperandi, Inc.

Tuesday April 10, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Book Signing
Book Signing - David Anderson, Alexei Zheglov, Klaus Leopold, Patrick Steyaert, Andy Carmichael and Teodora Bozheva

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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 →
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Teodora Bozheva

Teodora Bozheva has more than 20 years of experience in the field of software development, project management and process improvement. She has personally undergone all the challenges in meeting tough schedules and managing projects dependencies and limited resources.Teodora is passioned... Read More →
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Andy Carmichael

AKT, KCP, Huge IO (UK & Ireland) Ltd
Andy is a trainer and coach who helps his clients build “better software… faster”. He’s the principal Kanban trainer for Huge.IO in the UK and Ireland, and he’s an author, speaker and blogger who’s active in getting the lessons of Lean and Agile into the wider business... Read More →
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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 →
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Patrick Steyaert

AKT, KCP, Okaloa
Patrick Steyaert is founder of Okaloa. As a creator of Okaloa Flowlab, he teaches and coaches agile thinking (before methods) by making use of business simulations. With his work on upstream, customer and discovery kanban he helps organizations to look at the end-to-end flow (from... Read More →
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Alexei Zheglov

Alexei Zheglov is a management consultant based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He was first educated as a mathematician and a software engineer. Then, for many long years, he experienced how modern companies run into all kinds of problems when they try to produce and deliver complex... Read More →

Tuesday April 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

12:30pm PDT

Excursion! Museum of Flight
Connect with other Kanban enthusiasts on a fun trip to the nearby Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.  We arranged free admission for a limited group.  You will have to arrange your own transportation such as taxi, Uber/Lyft, or drive.  The museum is a 10-15 minute drive from the conference.


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Tuesday April 10, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Seattle Area

1:00pm PDT

Core Flow Experiment
Following in the hallowed footsteps of the Red Bead Experiment, this session will demonstrate how using a pull system, limiting work in progress, results in better outcomes. We'll touch on the concepts of flow efficiency and resource efficiency, and you're guaranteed to gain deeper insight into what makes agile work at the level of the mechanism of action. The session will be fun, interactive, and hopefully life-changing. (very limited capacity)

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Russell Healy

Russell is a Lean and Kanban practitioner. He's the creator of the popular getKanban Board Game, and a co-founder of Vimaly, a soon-to-be-released next-generation visual management tool (this year, he promises!). Russell comes from Wellington, New Zealand, and has attended all but... Read More →

Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

My company has mandated Jira/TFS/etc. How can I do real Kanban?
Your company has mandated Jira/TFS/”fill in the blank” tool and you want to run Kanban.  You struggle to use the tool in a way that is effective.  You try workarounds.  Some work, some don’t.  What can you do?  What have you done?

We’ll tell a brief story of what we have done at Digite using SwiftKanban to integrate with other tools to enable better Kanban implementations.  But we’d also like to hear your stories.  What challenges have you faced.  What have you tried?  What would you really love to see available to help your Kanban?

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Ramesh Patil

Ramesh brings to Digite over 30 years of rich experience as an academician, entrepreneur and technologist. Ramesh is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence and its application to medicine and has served on the faculty of Computer Science at MIT and University of Southern... Read More →

Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

3:45pm PDT

Ask a KCP | Afternoon Break
Bring your workplace challenges and questions to our Kanban Coaching Professional (KCPs) at this free coaching clinic.  Look for the KCP's with the white lanyards in Ballroom C.

Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:45pm - 4:10pm PDT