Events Where I Presented or Major Events I Attended:

2017

  • Mile High Agile 2017 – member of the “Speaker Selection Team” for this event; also presented “Utilizing Flow, Pull, and Kanban thinking”; Denver, CO; May 22-23
  • Kanban Leadership Retreat (KLR17) – attended my 6th kanban leadership retreat, continuing conversations and collaborations started at KLR11 (Reykjavik, Iceland), KLR12 (San Diego, CA), KLR13 (Mayrhofen, Austria), KLR14 (Monterey, CA), and KLR16 (San Diego, CA) with leading North American, South American, European, and Asian practitioners of the kanban method; Annapolis, MD; May 11-12
  • Lean Kanban North America 2017 (LKNA17) – attended my 9th conference of the Lean & Kanban community, learning and sharing with a number of kanban practioners from all of the world; Washington, D.C.; May 8-10
  • Probability Management Conference – second time attending this relatively new conference (4th ever) and joining a community leading an effort dedicated to creating a common language for communicating and calculating “uncertainties” needed to make effective decisions in both industry and government; San Jose, CA; Mar 7-8
  • Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) – attended Lean and Kanban University’s (LKU) Enterprise Systems Planning (ESP) training; a set of modules over 5-days covering how to apply concepts of kanban, flow, and pull systems at an enterprise level directed toward Strategic Planning, Product Portfolio Management, Project Planning and Forecasting, and Scaling and Managing Dependencies; Seattle, WA; Feb 6-10
  • Data-driven Decisions Demystified – joined Troy Magennis, Alexei Zheglov, and Larry Maccherone, in collaboration with Lean Kanban University, to facilitate a full day hands-on session focused on measurement and forecasting of flow-based work streams; Seattle, WA; Feb 6
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG – started this special interest group in June of 2011; continue to co-lead/facilitate these monthly meetings, and learning lots from others interested in and using kanban/pull/flow.

 

2016

  • Visualizing, Measuring, and Mapping the Flow of Value – attended Johanna Rothman’s (Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.) one-day workshop on lean and agile product development, learning to effectively implement Organizational Strategy by visualizing the Project Portfolio, and to effectively implement Product Strategy by visualizing the Product Roadmap; Boston, MA; Dec 19
  • Kanban Leadership Retreat (KLR16) – attended my 5th kanban leadership retreat, continuing conversations and collaborations started at KLR11 (Reykjavik, Iceland), KLR12 (San Diego, CA), KLR13 (Mayrhofen, Austria), and KLR14 (Monterey, CA) with leading North American, European, and Asian practitioners of the kanban method; San Diego, CA; May 18-20
  • Lean Kanban North America 2016 (LKNA16) – presented the workshop titled “Modeling Monte Carlo: A Simple Real World Case-Study” at this conference; San Diego, CA; May 16-18
  • Mile High Agile 2016 – member of the “Speaker Selection Team” for this event; Denver, CO; Apr 4
  • Corporate Kanban – Richmond – guest facilitator for the monthly meeting, presented on the “Monte Hall” problem to introduce probabilistic thinking in project planning, and demonstrate the importance of responding to “new” information rather than “sticking” with the original plan; Richmond, VA; Mar 24
  • Innovate Virginia 2016 – presented the Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability 1-day workshop, as part of the training sessions offered in conjunction with Agile Richmond’s Innovate 2016 Conference, directed toward software development teams and project managers to assist with answering the question “When will this project or these feature updates be done?”; Richmond, VA; Mar 24
  • Probability Management Conference – first time attending this relatively new conference (3rd ever) and joining a community leading an effort dedicated to creating a common language for communicating and calculating “uncertainties” needed to make effective decisions in both industry and government; San Diego, CA; Jan 26-27
  • Applied Information Economics Training – attended Hubbard Decision Research’s AIE Level 2 Certification webinars, including Introduction to AIE, Calibration,  A-1 Illusion of Immeasurability, A-2 Modeling Decisions Using Probabilistic Models, A-3 Statistical Methods including Monte Carlo Simulations and Spreadsheet “Power Tools”, and A-4 Methods to improve judgement including regression and Lens Method; Webinars; Nov 2-3 2015, Jan 19-22 2016
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG – started this special interest group in June of 2011; continue to co-lead/facilitate these monthly meetings, and learning lots from others interested in and using kanban/pull/flow.

 

2015

  • Second Generation Lean Product Development: Applying the Principles of Flow – attended this intensive two-day workshop, presented by Don Reinertsen, on practical, economically justifiable approaches for improving flow in product development. Material presented covered Don’s best-selling book, “The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development”; Miami, FL; Jun 11-12
  • Lean Kanban North America 2015 (LKNA2015) – presented the workshop titled “Forecasting: A Probabilistic Approach – No Previous Statistics Knowledge Needed” at this conference; Miami, FL; Jun 8-10
  • Mile High Agile 2015 – co-chaired the “Lean Practices” track for this event; Denver, CO; Apr 3
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG – started this special interest group in June of 2011; continue to co-lead/facilitate these monthly meetings, and learning lots from others interested in and using kanban/pull/flow.

 

2014

  • Lean Kanban North America 2014 (LKNA2014) – Modern Management Methods – co-chaired the “Interactive Workshop Sessions” track for this conference, and facilitated the “Role-based Guidance: How might the Kanban Method influence your role?” IW Session; San Francisco, CA; May 5-8
  • Mile High Agile 2014 – co-chaired the “Lean Practices” track for this event; Denver, CO; Apr 18
  • HP Agile SIG / R&D Engineering Seminars – presented “Flow-based Metrics: An Introduction”, directed toward software development teams and answering the question “When will this project or these feature updates be done?” (Abstract: Early on, “traditional” teams I worked on made extensive estimates at task levels. Agile methods reduced the effort using “story points.” However, in 2007, our software team tried something different, measuring our system, and not estimating. In this presentation I share context, how early observations guided us in improving our ability to predictably complete work items, when this occurred, what we did to achieve this, and continued to learn about why these changes helped create a predictable workflow); Ft. Collins, CO; Apr 15
  • Kanban Leadership Retreat (KLRUS) – attended my 4th kanban leadership retreat, continuing conversations and collaborations started at KLR11 (Reykjavik, Iceland), KLR12 (San Diego, CA), and KLR13 (Mayrhofen, Austria) with leading North American and European practitioners of the kanban method; Monterey, CA; Jan 13-15
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG – started this special interest group in June of 2011; continue to co-lead/facilitate these monthly meetings, and learning lots from others interested in and using kanban/pull/flow.

 

2013

  • Pittsburgh Agile Executive Forum (PAEF) – presented an executive summary, reflecting real world cases, on the “Kanban Method” as an option to introduce lean and agile thinking to teams, groups, and organizations; Pittsburgh, PA; Dec 11
  • Agile New England – presented Kanban: Myths and Misconceptions at this monthly ANE user group meeting; Boston, MA; Oct 3
  • Kanban Leadership Retreat (KLRAT) – attended my 3rd kanban leadership retreat, continuing conversations and collaborations started at KLR11 (Reykjavik, Iceland) and KLR12 (San Diego, CA) with leading North American and European practitioners of the kanban method; Mayrhofen, Austria; Jun 23-26
  • Agile Leadership Network – Houston – presented Kanban: Myths and Misconceptions at this monthly ALN Houston user group meeting; Houston, TX; May 16
  • Lean & Kanban North America 2013 (LKNA2013) – presented Kanban: Myths and Misconceptions as part of the Kanban Foundations Track; presented one day Kanban Metrics post-conference tutorial; Chicago, IL; Apr 28 – May 2
  • Mile High Agile 2013 – co-chaired the “Lean Practices” track for this event; “co-presented Kanban Metrics – Where to Start?; Denver, CO; Apr 19
  • Stoos Connect! (World Stoos Day) – assisted with organizing the Denver satellite event; Denver, CO; Jan 25
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG – started this special interest group in June of 2011; continue to co-lead/facilitate these monthly meetings, and learning lots from others interested in and using kanban/pull/flow.

 

2012

  • Agile Denver & Staples, Inc. – Lean-agile Transformation Conference – Denver, CO; Dec 14
  • Kanban Leadership Retreat (KLRUS) – attended my 2nd kanban leadership retreat, the 1st in the U.S., meeting several leading practioners of the kanban method from North America; San Diego, CA; Nov 28-30
  • Lean & Kanban Central Europe 2012 (LKCE2012) – co-presented one day Kanban Metrics tutorial w/Dan Vacanti; Vienna, Austria; Oct 24
  • CALM-Beta – Boulder, CO; Aug 1-2
  • Lean & Kanban North America 2012 (LKNA2012, formerly LeanSSC) – co-presented one day Kanban Metrics tutorial w/Dan Vacanti; Boston, MA; May 13-18
  • Mile High Agile 2012 – chaired the “Technical Practices” track for this event; Denver, CO; Apr 3
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG – started this special intrest group in June of 2011; continue to co-lead/facilitate these monthly meetings, and learning lots from others interested in and using kanban/pull/flow.

 

2011

  • Kanban Training Class – co-taught my first public class w/Dan Vacanti; Denver, CO; Jul 14-15
  • Agile Denver Kanban SIG – started this special interest group in June of 2011; continue to co-lead/facilitate these monthly meetings, and learning lots from others interested in and using kanban/pull/flow.
  • Kanban Leadership Retreat (KLRIS) – attended my 1st kanban leadership retreat, the 1st ever such event, meeting several leading practioners of the kanban method from both North America and Europe; Reykjavik, Iceland; Jun 26-27
  • Lean & Kanban North America 2011 (LKNA2011, formerly LeanSSC) –  attended this conference, Long Beach, CA; May 3-6

 

2010

  • Carnegie Mellon Univ (West Coast Campus) – presented “Kanban Experience Report” to graduate level “Metrics for Software Engineers” on-line class; Nov 2010
  • Lean & Kanban North America 2010 (LKNA2010, formerly LeanSSC) – presented an experience report titled “Scrum, XP, and Beyond”, based on my real-world experience applying principles of flow and pull to a software development context from late 2007 to late 2009; Atlanta, GA; Apr 21-23
  • Kanban Coaching Workshop – atttended a private class led by David Anderson; Seattle, WA; Jan 5-7

 

2009

  • Carnegie Mellon Univ (West Coast Campus) – presented “Kanban Experience Report” to graduate level “Metrics for Software Engineers” on-line class; Nov 2009
  • Agile Denver – presented “What is Kanban?”; Denver, CO; Jun 29
  • Lean & Kanban North America 2009 (LKNA2009, formerly L&K Conference) – attended the first ever conference focused on applying principles and concepts of flow, pull, and kanban to IT/IS context; Miami, FL; May 6-8