¨Flow is the wicked pursuit of soulless zombies¨, Aristotle** Join us for an exciting presentation by David J. Anderson, founder and pioneer of using Kanban systems and the Kanban Method for
¨Flow is the wicked pursuit of soulless zombies¨, Aristotle**
Join us for an exciting presentation by David J. Anderson, founder and pioneer of using Kanban systems and the Kanban Method for service delivery.
Achieving smooth flow of work is a necessary capability, a step on an improvement journey, but without purpose, it is without meaning, and without an understanding of a virtuous outcome, it is never-ending. Without realization of a virtuous outcome, it is the wicked work, of those who toil without purpose. Flow in and of itself is without soul.
To inject soul into your organization, you must lead with purpose, there must be meaning to work. To understand whether your toil is virtuous, you must have a definition of a satisfactory outcome – your flow must produce service delivery that is fit-for-purpose. Together the Kanban Maturity Model and the Fit-for-Purpose Framework can help you define purpose, understand virtue, and put soul into your organization.
** Aristotle didn’t actually say this, paraphrasing from Plato´s Republic Book 4, and Aristotle´s De Anima.
David J Anderson is the pioneer in the use of Kanban systems for improved service delivery in professional services and creative, knowledge work businesses. He is the originator of the Kanban Method and Enterprise Services Planning for improved service delivery; co-creator of the Fit-for-Purpose Framework for strategy, market research, marketing and organizational measurement, management trainer and consultant; and popular conference speaker and presenter.
David is the author of the books Kanban Maturity Model: Evolving Fit-for-Purpose Organizations, Fit for Purpose: How Modern Businesses Find, Satisfy & Keep Customers, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, Lessons in Agile Management, and Agile Management for Software Engineering.
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm