In This Issue
Kanban Leadership Retreat Europe Is Almost Here
June 28-30, 2023
In just two months time, we will all head to the majestic mountains of Mayrhofen, Austria for the 2023 Kanban Leadership Retreat Europe! KLR is the UNconference where YOU control the agenda and enjoy extended midday breaks to discover the Zillertal Valley.
Find out more about the Leveling Up Days options. You can also extend your stay by attending the Enterprise Services Planning Expert Track (ESP) course, in-person with David J Anderson. Learn the models and tools you need to manage on an enterprise level.
Kanban Leadership Retreat North America Returns to the San Diego Waterfront
November 5 – 8, 2023
Humphreys Half Moon Inn
San Diego, California, USA
We are back on the waterfront for two full days of sessions and connections with the global Kanban community. Plus, we’re introducing the new Leveling Up Days on November 5th and 6th that will expand your expertise in coaching and training the Kanban Method.
And of course, you will enjoy the mid-day extended break between sessions! Just minutes away from the venue you’ll find all the top attractions in San Diego, with quick access to the airport.
Cast Your Vote on the New “Blue Book” Cover
An updated edition of the Blue Book by David J Anderson will be released this summer and we are looking for your feedback on the cover concepts. Refreshing such a successful book is an important mission and we value your feedback on the designs.
This will be the first of a two-volume series of the Kanban “Blue Book” with updated content, which will be translated into German and Portuguese with other languages to follow. The designs keep the established cartoon and remain blue so it will continue to be recognized as the “Blue Book.”
Have an early peek at the cover art and cast your vote!
Lean on Agile Named a Best Podcast for Lean & Kanban Practitioners in 2023
Congratulations to Accredited Kanban Trainer and Accredited Kanban Consultant, Shahin Sheidaei! His Lean On Agile (& Elevate Change) podcast was named one of the top three ‘Best Agile Podcasts of 2023’ by Vitality Chicago. Listen in for stories of success, learning, and conversations with Kanban, Agile, and Transformation thought leaders.
Curling As An Analogy For Leadership
Who are the great leaders you have worked with and what made them great?
Accredited Kanban Trainer, Matt Evans takes a look at the great sport of Curling as an analogy for Leadership, the Leadership behaviors that we desire, and what happens when we lack these behaviors on display in our organisations.
Kanban Is Not a ‘Team Level’ Method
Accredited Kanban Trainer, Andre Suman Pereira recently spoke at Agile Trends 2023 in Brazil. He has shared a copy of his presentation explaining that Kanban is interesting at the team level, but demonstrates its robustness at the service level (end-to-end flows).
Shifting Focus On the Services Provided to Customers
From Accredited Kanban Trainer, Martin Aziz, on LinkedIn: Limiting your thinking in terms of teams and org structures will yield you progress, but true success will remain out of reach. Letting go of this thinking and shifting focus on the services provided to customers puts you in a position to actually win the race. That’s where fitness and agility actually shows up.
Kanban Australia 2023 Registration Now Open
October 9, 2023
Jasper Hotel, Melbourne
Kanban Australia is brought to you to help promote deeper knowledge and usage of Kanban throughout Australia and it’s neighbours. Understanding how to handle 21st century knowledge management is not something suitable to traditional management means. Kanban brings you new thinking, tools and support to deepen your capability to deliver to changing customer and market needs.
At Kanban Australia you’ll be able to Connect, Share, and Learn from worldwide and local experts and practitioners who use Kanban in their business.
Kanban India 2023 – Call for Speakers
Submit by June 30, 2023
Do you wish to be a speaker at a leading Kanban conference? Kanban India has been attended by over 1300+ participants from 18+ countries, and some of the most important global thought leaders within the community have participated in speaking and sharing their knowledge.