2013/06/05 RallyON Conference Day 3

by Gene Kim on

#rallyon13

Up: Rally Product Lines

Up: Jim Benson, "Changing The World Is Easy" (author of Personal Kanban, an awesome book)

  • .@ourfounder: "We all have brains. Thus we are all knowledge workers. We do bad work when we're impaired, like too much WIP
  • @PrettyAgile: .@ourfounder low tech presentation, just in case there are tech issues #RallyON13 http://t.co/VWGzFNxYsV
  • Good risk mgmt. :) RT @PrettyAgile: .@ourfounder low tech ppt, just in case there are tech issues #RallyON13 http://t.co/VWGzFNxYsV
  • .@ourfounder: "
  • @korbelandrew: "I have Kanban and that will save me!" @ourfounder at #RallyOn13 when the projector/technology doesn't work for his presentation, hilarious!
  • RT @korbelandrew: "I have Kanban & that will save me!" @ourfounder at #RallyOn13 when projector/tech doesn't work for his preso, funny!
  • .@ourfounder: "Almost universally, people have too much WIP, b/c they don't actually know what they're doing/committed to"
  • .@ourfounder: "@benbuxton: I vowed to eliminate the question...What are you doing? @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • RT @benbuxton: "I vowed to eliminate the question: "So, what are you doing [with that $130MM project]?" @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • .@ourfounder: "People see their kanban board, see all the cards, and realize their life is going to hell in a hand basket"
  • .@ourfounder: "People can't see the forest for the trees; In organizations, we can't see our projects because of the fog of WIP
  • .@ourfounder: "The question: Why would people who are all behind schedule, 9 months or more, take on more work?
  • .@ourfounder: OMG. Showing picture of real kanbans. One is called "CRAPBAN". Hahaha.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMAetL_CYAETrjz.jpg
  • .@ourfounder: "Instant Change: humans solve problems by creating cultures to solve problems"
  • Haha. @ourfounder: "U're hiring me to do consulting b/c of blog post? I felt like calling Scoebel & saying, 'this really works!
  • .@ourfounder describing story of World Bank writing project; 1 laptop for every 2 ppl; all writing in Google Doc; 1 week to write 90% of doc; then 1 year to complete after they left the room; shows the toxic nature of WIP
  • .@ourfounder: on UN project where every just staring at table: "We're just shocked that an American asked us to collaborate"
  • .@ourfounder talking on how to "Instill Collaboration Without Coercion"
  • .@ourfounder: "@benbuxton: #Kanban is kinetic feedback...it feels good @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • Listening to @ourfounder talk on kanbans; I'm reflecting on how kanbans changed my life. I'll never go back to life w/o one
  • .@ourfounder: "Policies & procedures are WIP/inventory too. The more we have, the less real work we can get done" #devops
  • .@ourfounder: "The Zgnaric (?) Effect: when we complete things, it feels good & we move on. WIP takes up processing space, and less able we are to focus on what we're doing right now
  • @PrettyAgile: We created a system with the minimum about of controls possible @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • @agilelynn: Minimal structure necessary to understand a highly complex situation. @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • .@ourfounder: "High WIP is a technical debt creation machine; Low WIP is a technical debt reduction machine
  • @benbuxton: Policies and procedures are inventory...the more time spent on these, the less time we spend in #Value @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • .@ourfounder: "If you type in Google 'family personal kanban', you'll see lots of examples
  • .@ourfounder: "Kid medication treatment plan used kanbans, and adherence to me@agilelynn: Visualizing cancer treatment plans with Kanban significantly improves teen cancer meds success. @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • dication plan went from 50% to 80%
  • .@ourfounder: "Kanbans help us visualize what we need to do, helps us collaborate, breaking tendency to withdraw w/in ourselvs
  • .@ourfounder: "@RallySoftware: RT @agilelynn: "Collaboration isn't huggy shit!" @ourfounder #RallyON13 http://t.co/xSMZS5s4t8
  • BTW, congrats to @ourfounder for winning the Shingo Prize, the most cherished prize in the Lean community. Rarified crowd!
  • @nataliewarnert: RT @RallyOn: #rallyon13 is personal #kanban the cure to our stressed society @ourfounder - I think so! And don't miss his book http://t.co/23vxZsO3go
  • @benbuxton: If we setup an environment that rewards collaboration, oddly enough we will get it. @ourfounder @agilenvironmen @agilenvironment #RallyON13
  • .@ourfounder showing examples of kanbans in enterprise IT
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMAlkA7CYAA4jhz.jpg
  • .@ourfounder: "Kanbans enable stmts like 'maybe we should stop coding & work on clearing test backlog": we trust our eyes
  • .@ourfounder: Hilarious. Comcast kanban board on window (policy against walls); used string to draw lines (policy vs. tape!!)
  • Wow. Corporate policy against tape on walls. Ah, life in khaki-land. :) @ourfounder
  • @benbuxton: ...maybe us developers could slow down and stop writing code so we can help the testers catch up. @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • @RallyOn: #rallyon13 @ourfounder not here 2 make business bigger, but 2 make teams of people happy enough 2 go home & have a great evening w/family
  • .@ourfounder: "We have to clean up our own yards before we can clean up the neighborhood
  • .@ourfounder: "We use AgileZen for projects; for meetings, we use Google Hangouts and Google Draw"
  • RT @agilelynn: Minimal structure necessary to understand a highly complex situation. @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • RT @agilelynn: Visualizing cancer treatment plans w/Kanban significantly improves teen cancer meds success @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • RT @RallySoftware: RT @agilelynn: "Collaboration isn't huggy shit!" @ourfounder #RallyON13 http://t.co/xSMZS5s4t8
  • RT @RallyOn: #rallyon13 is personal #kanban the cure to our stressed society @ourfounder - I think so! His book http://t.co/23vxZsO3go
  • RT @benbuxton: If we setup an environment that rewards collaboration, oddly enough we will get it. @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • RT @benbuxton: ...maybe us developers could slow down and stop writing code so we can help the testers catch up. @ourfounder #RallyON13
  • RT @RallyOn: @ourfounder not here 2 make business bigger, but 2 make teams of ppl happy enuf 2 go home & have a great evening w/family

Up: "Step Away From the Waterfall: Using Agile on an ERP Project", Jason Fair, Mike McLaughlin (Genesis Consulting)

@RallySoftware: RT @jaylittlepage: Helpful investment categorizations by @bruceweev at #rallyon13 http://t.co/WXSjNojbTu@RallySoftware: RT @benbuxton: Look at these guys building a Portfolio Kanban @DigitalGlobe @korbelandrew @klosjustin #RallyON13 @ourfounder http://t.co/g2A8Tycj1C