Lean-Kanban University Expands its Officially Endorsed Lean Kanban Conference Series

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Introduces New Brand Identity Mark to Signify Largest, Highest-Quality Global Kanban Events

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The orange and yellow triangle ties together the worldwide conferences into a cohesive brand to signify the largest, highest quality Kanban events in the world.

New conference locations added for 2013 include Lean Kanban South America (Sao Paulo), Lean Kanban Nordic (Stockholm), Lean Kanban UK (London), Lean Kanban Australia (Melbourne), and Lean Kanban Southeast Asia (Singapore).

Lean-Kanban University (LKU) announced today the expansion of the global Lean Kanban Conference Series together with a new brand identity mark for the series. The first date announced in 2013 is for Lean Kanban Nordic, March 12-13 in Stockholm, followed soon after by Lean Kanban South America, April 11th in Sao Paulo, and Lean Kanban North America, April 28-May 2 in Chicago. More dates and locations will be released throughout the year.

The new brand identity mark for the series will communicate each conference’s participation in the global series. The orange and yellow triangle ties together the worldwide conferences into a cohesive brand to signify the largest, highest quality Kanban events in the world. “The presence of the Lean Kanban logo will communicate that this is a conference with the top speakers, best content about Kanban, and superior attendee experience,” stated Janice Linden-Reed, VP Marketing for Lean-Kanban University. “We want our speakers, sponsors, and attendees to know at a glance that this is a conference not to be missed.”

New conference locations added for 2013 include Lean Kanban South America (Sao Paulo), Lean Kanban Nordic (Stockholm), Lean Kanban UK (London), Lean Kanban Australia (Melbourne), and Lean Kanban Southeast Asia (Singapore).

Past conference locations continuing this year include Lean Kanban France (Paris), Lean Kanban Southern Europe (Madrid), Lean Kanban Central Europe (Vienna), Lean Kanban Netherlands (Utrecht), and Lean Kanban North America (Chicago). Lean Kanban Netherlands will be held in October 2013 as Lean Kanban Benelux.

Conferences in the Lean Kanban global series provide unique training presentations and focus on helping IT groups within organizations to lower risk and improve predictability of delivery. “These are management conferences, not process conferences,” says David J. Anderson. “The Kanban Method is a management method. We've known for over 3 decades that the big leverage on improved effectiveness in IT work is better management.” The global Lean Kanban conference series also consistently ensures a high standard of venues, accommodations, and services for conference attendees.

A hallmark of this LKU-endorsed conference series is the involvement of Lean-Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainers who present high quality Kanban material. LKU accredited Kanban trainers and coaches are most qualified to present about best practices and principles due to their training, field experience, and involvement in the Kanban community. “There really is a difference in LKU accredited Kanban training and the knowledge and experience that comes with it,” Anderson said.

”LKU-endorsed conferences are a vital part of my professional development,” says Mike Burrows, management consultant at Positive Incline . “They bring together a range of experience and new ideas that simply isn’t available elsewhere, and active participation takes this to a new level.”

For more information about the global Lean Kanban conference series endorsed by Lean-Kanban University, please contact Janice Linden-Reed, Lean-Kanban University Vice President of Marketing, at janice@leankanbanuniversity.com.

About LKU Accredited Kanban Training
The Lean-Kanban University Accredited Kanban Training Program exists to provide confidence to consumers about the quality of the Kanban training that they will receive. The program establishes the quality of Kanban training based on the status of 1) the organization, 2) the individual trainer, and 3) the training curriculum. Member organizations, their trainers and their training curriculums must meet the established criteria in all three areas in order to call their Kanban training “accredited” under the terms of the program.

The Kanban Method pioneered by David. J. Anderson is at the core of the Lean-Kanban University Accredited Kanban Training curriculum. This curriculum lays out basic principles and practices of effective implementation, including limiting the amount of work in progress and visualizing the work. The Kanban Method takes an organization’s current processes and provides greater visibility into the dynamics of the workflow and state of the work-in-progress. With this new clarity, organizations can start on a path of continual improvement.

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