Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : Mythbusters: Kanban Edition

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Mythbusters: Kanban Edition

Do your teams think Kanban grass is greener? Did you learn about Kanban informally? Often, Scrum teams look to Kanban as the easier way to complete work, thinking the process is easier and less structured than Scrum. In this presentation, Christina will discuss the myths surrounding Kanban (myths like there are no ceremonies, is no estimation, are no deadlines, and there is more time to complete work). Christina will bust those myths by presenting the practices and principles behind Kanban, and how to integrate Kanban tools into any process to solve your team’s problems. Attendees will walk out of the presentation with a better understanding of Kanban principles and practices, the way these compare to Scrum, and a few Kanban pieces they can apply to their practice today to improve processes – all without implementing a new framework.

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Christina Ambers is a certified Scrum Master, Agile, and Kanban Coach with over 14 years of experience in software development and team transformations. She leads distributed teams through an Agile Dojo every six weeks, focusing on agile principles and values. In addition, she co-leads her company's Agile Guild. Christina enjoys training others, unlocking agile potential, and inspiring teams to succeed. She is so passionate about agility and lean concepts, she applies them to her everyday life – including sticking to weekly planning sessions with her family, daily check-ins, reviewing & retrospecting the previous week’s activities, creating road maps for vacations, home renovations, and so much more.