Conferences, Kanban, Uncategorized

Kanban Leadership Retreat 2012

This year’s Kanban Leadership Retreat, #klrat, was an inspiring event with lots of great food and drinks in warm and beautiful Mayrhofen, Austria. Long breaks, fantastic people, great conversations and an exciting un-conference program created a perfect arena for learning. As last year, it was arranged and organized by David J. Anderson & Associates. Thanks for putting this excellent event together!

Amongst the many interesting topics were:

Kanban Katas, Visualization, Systemic Flow, Lean Startup, Portfolio Kanban, Change and Crossing the Chasm.

I will elaborate on some of these in what follows….

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Agile, Conferences

Superfast Customer Feedback – The Way Forward

Quite recently I attended the Roots 2011 conference in Bergen where I facilitated some Kanban game playing. At the conference I had the pleasure to see Fred George and 3 other programmers (including my former colleague Erling Wegger Linde ) from Forward Technology talk about how they develop software.

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Agile, Conferences, xp


In the future, when I think about good organization, I will automatically think of the XP2010 conference in Trondheim. This was an extremely well-organized conference. But of course, good organization alone is not enough to make a great conference. You also need great speakers, a good program, great people and great social happenings. XP2010 had it all….
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Conferences, java

JavaZone 2008

Last week I attended the 7th edition of JavaZone, hosted in Oslo Spektrum. After a very good conference in 2006, I felt that the 2007 edition was a bit of a disappointment. That said, I was never in doubt that I wanted to attend this years conference and the agenda showed some great promise. The only problem seemed to be that some of the talks I wanted to see were colliding, well it could be worse…. The initial promise wasn’t just a promise, almost all the announced speakers turned up (apart from a few that apparently got ill), and better yet; a lot of the talks were of really high quality.
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