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Tuesday, June 9 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
@ BazaarVoice: Kanban Enterprise Scaling

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Kanban Enterprise Scaling at Bazaarvoice

This is a story of evolution. This is the story of how Bazaarvoice’s 200+ person R&D Team used the Kanban Method to overcome common problems, transform work performance and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Through visualization, safe-to-fail experimentation and applying systems thinking, we changed our company for the better. So, choose the red pill and we’ll take a trip into the Matrix to see how we transcended mere “Agile” practice compliance and evolved to a sustainable continuous improvement culture. There is no meta-model or recipe that can provide the resiliency needed to make a complex organization successful in today’s hyper-competitive knowledge work industries. This is because every company, every organization and every team is different. It’s all about context, and when we understand this, we are better equipped to manage risk, see opportunity and create the conditions for long-term operational excellence.

This presentation will show how we learned to balance demand against capability to deliver software products faster, more predictability and with better quality -- this is the promise of Kanban. We will share actual work performance data to show the impacts of our change management. At Bazaarvoice, we transformed our conversations and culture with Kanban and we hope that by sharing this case study with our neighbors in the community, you will be provided with practical ideas on how you can apply Kanban effectively in your context to begin your own journey to a sustainable improvement culture.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Green

Eric Green

CEO, Zenkata
Eric Green is a Lean-Agile consultant, technologist and public speaker with over 23 years of industry experience training, coaching and managing engineering teams around the world.  Eric spent over 16 years building process control and decision support systems in Advanced Micro... Read More →
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Paul Hill

Senior Manager Engineering, Bazaarvoice
Paul is a Senior Manager of Engineering at Bazaarvoice. His journey in helping teams discover faster ways to deliver "things" with high quality started during his 10 years in the U.S. Air Force working as an officer in B-52 flight operations. Since leaving the Air Force he’s worked... Read More →



Tuesday June 9, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
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