Kanban: Make your work in progress visible

Managing daily lobs “over-the-wall”? Last one to know about that upcoming release which impacts the content you deliver? Juggling multiple big projects with shifting timelines? Over-committing yourself and your team? Struggling to keep all the plates spinning?

Come and learn how you can use the Agile methodology Kanban to represent your work visibly, identify capacity, set work in progress limits, and make incremental adjustments to manage your workload. We’ll also discuss swarming techniques, experimentation, retrospectives, and the agile mindset.

Agile methodologies have been taking the workplace by storm. Primarily thought to be useful to software development teams, more and more disciplines are learning to adopt an agile mindset and learning how agile and lean methods can be applied to daily work. This session will share how the Knowledge Management team at Indiana University successfully adopted Kanban to manage their workflow.

What can attendees expect to learn?

This session will offer real world example of a successful adoption of an agile/lean technique, including the challenges, failure, and triumphs. Ideally, it will inspire attendees to attempt something similar in their workplace, or encourage them to keep trying!

Meet the Presenter

ChuckAikmanChuck Aikman is the Manager of Knowledge Management at Indiana University, where he leads a team of agile software developers and technical content editors. Using a model of distributed responsibility and centralized publishing, the Knowledge Management team works with over 100 different owner groups (SMEs) to deliver support content for more than 150 services to 140,000 students, faculty, and staff, across eight campuses.

The IU Knowledge Management System is custom built to deliver single-sourced, dynamic web content via the IU KB and other REST endpoints. Focusing on lifecycle content management, Indiana University has been a leader in knowledge management for the past 20 years. For more information, see https://kb.iu.edu/d/beci.

Chuck earned his BS in Computer Science at Indiana University and is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product owner, and pursuing Certified Scrum Practitioner.

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