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