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I came across a great presentation on using Kanban for video game production on InfoQ, and I have to say it was quite refreshing to watch.  It’s great to see industry veterans like Clinton Keith recognizing the need for continuing evolution in process at a time when many companies seem to have come as far as Scrum but have not quite continued to innovate.  As cost of development continues to skyrocket, there’s an opportunity for effective, Lean and Agile-minded leaders to step up and trailblaze a new path.

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Registration has opened for the 2010 Lean & Kanban conference in Belgium this summer, and I’m lucky enough to be attending this one.   The lineup looks great, with David Anderson, Mary Poppendieck, Alan Shalloway, and many other great Lean thinkers giving presentations over a two day course on September 23rd and 24th.   Check out the program, and definitely let me know if you’ll be there so we can arrange a meetup!

The first Lean Software & Systems Meetup (SoCal) will be on July 12th at the CityGrid Media offices where I work.   There should be some great discussion on Kanban and other engineering/technical process.  Hope to see you there!


Jason Lenny is a Lean manager and innovator with over ten years of experience managing production software development pipelines and process.