Annual General Meeting & "Are you using Kanban?"

Date:
Monday 17 October 2016

Time:
6.00pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Cost:
Free  

Timings

  • 6.00pm - Registration and Networking
  • 6.30pm - Annual General Meeting
  • 6.45pm - Talk
  • 8.30pm - Close

Attendance 

We have limited capacity for this event. If you register and can't attend, please email us as soon as possible at agile.sg@bcs.org so that we can allocate your place to another member of the SG. 

Annual General Meeting 
The election of the mandatory officers (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) will take place at the AGM. Any candidates interested in serving in any of these posts are invited to send in their nomination to agile.sg@bcs.org.uk by 14 October 2016. Candidates for these posts should be full BCS members (MBCS or FBCS). Any nomination should include the name of the office, candidate's full name and membership number as well as the names and membership number of the proposer and seconder. 

The Agenda for the AGM will contain the following sections: 

  • Chairman Report
  • Treasurer Report
  • Elections of the 2016/17 Officers
  • Any Other Business 

"Are you using Kanban? - Don't say yes 'cos you've Post-its on the wall!"

Kanban starts with what you doing now. This means you can be using the Kanban Method but not yet have a process that brings the expected benefits of Kanban such as improved lead times, throughput and quality. How then do you know if you are really applying Kanban well? One way to answer this question is the Kanban Litmus Test a series of 4 questions (and supplementaries) that drills into the way your organisation is using Kanban. This presentation will explain what the Litmus Test is and how it can guide you through your adoption of the method. The Litmus Test links many aspects of Kanban together, such as the nature of true kanban systems, the reasons for deferred commitment, the opportunities for increasing customer satisfaction through effective forecasting and classes of service, and the new business models opened up by deep Kanban implementations.

About the speaker

Andy Carmichael is a coach, consultant and business builder who has been at the forefront of process change in software development teams for many years. His clients include major players in finance, software engineering, utilities and telecoms - as well as a number of startups and SMEs - all of whom share the goals of gaining competitive advantage through increased business agility. He is active in the Kanban community and is a Kanban Coaching Professional. Andy has edited and co-authored four books: Essential Kanban Condensed (with David Anderson), Object Development Methods, Developing Business Objects and Better Software Faster (with Dan Haywood). When not engrossed in technical work, he enjoys singing, golf and entertaining.

Twitter @andycarmich

Website xprocess.blogspot.com