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We have organised a special talk from Karl Scotland as part of the Brighton Agile Forum. The talk will start at 8pm prompt and there will be time for discussion afterwards.

Title: Kanban, Flow and Cadence

Some teams struggle to get buy-in to use Agile methods, or experience difficulty implementing the approaches successfully. This results in them being less effective than they could be, and gives a poor impression of the benefits of Agile. Kanban, Flow and Cadence are three Lean concepts which can generate a more pipeline-based approach to software development, as opposed to the typical time-box based approaches used by more traditional Agile methods. Using Kanban, Flow and Cadence can smooth transitions to Agile development, or further improve the productivity of existing Agile implementations.

Karl is a versatile software practitioner with a wide range of skills, including development, project management, team leadership, coaching and training. He has worked on domains including multimedia, neural network, interactive TV, billing and the web, and has experienced both a complete lack of process, and an overly rigorous one. When he discovered XP, and was given the opportunity to use it, he embraced it enthusiastically, and has never looked back. Karl is currently an Agile Coach with EMC Consulting (UK) - formerly Conchango. Previously, he has been an Engineering Program Manager with Yahoo! Europe, championing agile software development within the London office, and he spent 5 years with BBC Interactive, leading a team that developed software which delivered 78 services in 12 months, a feat which could not have been achieved without agility.

Karl blogs at http://availagility.wordpress.com/

Added by bluejoh on March 10, 2009