Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010 – Atlanta

Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010 — the place to learn about Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban.

    Understand how established industrial engineering theory can apply to software development process.

Apply Lean Thinking

  • to reliably deliver business value
  • adapt to changing market conditions
  • manage risk
  • improve predictability
  • increase flexibility
  • reduce variability
  • increase the ROI of your software investment.

The conference will assist organizations that depend on software – from start-ups to those that build complex, software intensive products, systems & services – with the application of Lean Thinking throughout the enterprise.

Presentation Notes and Recordings

Pdf versions of slides accompanying the presentations are available, and MP4 recordings will be available here.

Conference Speakers

The following speakers are among those that will be presenting at the Lean Software and Systems Conference in Atlanta. In addition, there is a call for papers to ensure the conference is filled with new ideas, opportunities for learning, and a chance to meet and discuss Lean Software and Systems development with industry leaders.


Don Reinertsen – The Easy Road to FLOW Goes through a Town named LEAN

Robert Charette – Risk, Lean Development & Profit: Getting Back to Basics

Track Chairs

David Anderson – Kanban and Accelerated Emergence of High Maturity

Alan Shalloway – Seeing What Matters: Using The Right Vision To Manage Transition

James Sutton – Lean Systems Engineering: Key to Accomplishing Big Things

Joshua Kerievsky – The Limited Red Society

Eric Willeke – Value Stream Languages

Chris Shinkle – Lean and Kanban in a Contracting Environment

Richard Turner- Sibling Rivalry: Can lean approaches help integrate systems and software engineering?

Invited Speakers

Bohdan W. Oppenheim – Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering

David Joyce – A Journey to Systemic Improvement

Mattias Skarin – Converting a Scrum Team to Kanban

James Shore and Arlo Belshee – Single Piece Flow in Kanban, a How-To

Karl Scotland – A Kanban Multiverse

Liz Keogh – Behaviour Driven Development: A Lean Toolkit

Christophe Louvion – Through the Lean Looking Glass, and what we found there

Clinton Keith – Kanban for Video Game Production

Rob Hathaway – Finding Flow, Leaving Time-boxing Behind

Alisson Vale – Making the Work Visible

Simon Baker and Gus Power – Product Development in the Land of the Free

David Laribee – The Evolving Concurrent Releases Toolkit

Derick Bailey – Decoupling Complex Workflow In WinForms For Iterative Development And Incremental Delivery

Benjamin Mitchell – Using Kanban to Get Knowledge and Continuously Improve

Alan Chedalawada – Standard Work and The Lean Enterprise

Mike Sivertsen – Cognitive Kanban: Improving Decisions in a Complex World

Henson Graves – Why Programs Fail

Accepted Papers

Yuval Yeret and Erez Katzav – Scaling Amdocs PBG from team scrum to a multi-program portfolio using Lean and Kanban

Tim Wingfield – Lean Lessons Learned: Our Experiences Moving to Kanban

Frank Vega – Scrum, XP, and Beyond

Troy Tuttle – Why Kanban

Dennis Stevens – Feeding the Agile Beast

Erik Sowa – Feature Bits: Enabling Flow Within and Across Development Teams

Siraj Sirajuddin – The Lean Change Agent’s Mantra

Paul Rayner – Measure for Measure – Lean Principles for Effective Metrics and Motivation

Ken Pugh – Determining Business Value

Mary Poppendieck – What’s Wrong With Targets? How Policy Deployment differs from Management by Objectives

Richard Hensley – A Story about McKesson ADM Business Development

Ryan Martens – PDCA: Beyond Simple Inspect and Adapt

Siddharta Govindaraj – A Startup Journey: Evolving from ad-hoc to Agile to Kanban

Kelley Horton – The Power of Visibility: Driving a Lean-Agile Transition with Visual Controls

John Goodsen – What’s Next for Electronic Kanban? Encouraging Innovation in Electronic Kanban Tools

Scott Bellware – Lean Web Design – Living with Specialization in Rapid Startups