Lean Kanban North America Finalizes Speaker Lineup for April Management Conference

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Organized by Lean-Kanban University (LKU), Lean Kanban North America is an international gathering of professionals who realize the value of Lean thinking. This year's conference features the next wave of ideas on measurement, psychology of change, Kanban at scale, risk management, and core foundations of Kanban.

Lean Kanban North America
Lean Kanban North America is for managers, developers, and change agents who value smart thinking, voracious learning, and constant improvement in the workplace.

Lean Kanban North America 2013, part of the global conference series of the largest, highest quality Kanban events in the world, announces the final lineup of speakers for its management conference taking place April 28-May 2 in Chicago.

Organized by Lean-Kanban University (LKU), Lean Kanban North America is an international gathering of professionals who realize the value of Lean thinking. This year's conference features the next wave of ideas on measurement, psychology of change, Kanban at scale, risk management, and core foundations of Kanban.

The event is for managers, developers, and change agents who value smart thinking, voracious learning, and constant improvement in the workplace. Attendees will meet and mingle with thought leaders, worldwide experts and Brickell Key Award winners who are the most-respected Lean and Kanban experts all sharing their knowledge under one roof.

Lean Kanban North America Keynote Speakers include:

  •     Bob Lewis, opening keynote and InfoWorld columnist, will convey why “Everything You Know Is Wrong.” This entertaining and thought-provoking talk explains what's so disastrous about standard models for running IT organizations. Lewis presents a compelling alternative that won't just drive better results, for IT and for the business it serves, but will make the job of leading and working in IT more satisfying and enjoyable as well.
  •     Douglas Hubbard, inventor of Applied Information Economics (AIE) and Chicago-based author of How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business, will describe how it is possible to measure any "intangible," to think of risk like an actuary, and how to look at investment portfolios from a risk/return point-of-view.
  •     Stephen Parry is an international leader and strategist on the creation of service enterprises that are adaptive, innovative and engaging. This presentation based on the most recent research from work psychology will provide counter intuitive insights into the ‘industrial management’ mind set, its impact on the design of work and management behaviors.

Lean Kanban North America will feature nine renowned authors on the Main Stage, plus more than 40 invited speakers on six tracks that include Economics & Risk; Kanban at Scale; Kanban Foundations; Psychology & Sociology; Simulation, Games & Measurement; and The Change Agent.

In addition to the main program, LKNA13 authors, speakers and thought leaders will lead full-day Lean Tutorials – one-day or two-day interactive classes designed to provide participants with practical, hands-on knowledge they can use right away on Lean projects.

Attendees will also enjoy an additional 18 presenters with LKNA’s exciting and unique crowd-sourced Ignite talks that will drive the Lean Kanban conversation forward.

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. 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(at)leankanbanuniversity(dot)com.

About Lean Kanban North America

The Lean Kanban North America conference brings together professionals from around the world who realize the value of Lean thinking. This is the event for technology managers, business leaders, and change agents who want to build quality, predictable delivery, and a culture of continuous improvement into their organizations. The new Lean-Kanban North America conference continues the conversation started at our landmark conferences in Miami (2009), Atlanta (2010), Long Beach (2011), and Boston (2012). For more information and to register, please visit lkna.leankanban.com. You can also join the Lean Kanban North America discussion on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Lean-Kanban University

Lean-Kanban University (LKU) works to assure the highest quality coaching and training on Kanban for knowledge work and service work worldwide. LKU Accredited Kanban Training™ program partners and Kanban Coaching Professionals™ follow the Kanban Method for evolutionary organizational change as originally developed by David J. Anderson.

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.

For more information on Lean Kanban University programs, please visit leankanbanuniversity.com.

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