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Friday, August 7 • 09:00 - 10:15
Does this FizzGood? Improve velocity, predictability & agility by asking a simple question (Jon Terry, Daniel Norton) POPULAR

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LeanKit's founding team had a strong Lean-Agile background from previous careers. So, in the early days of the company, we just instinctively did things in a Lean way with as few formal processes as any startup. But, like any growing company, we eventually did have to start clearly defining how we do things. And like anyone, we were tempted to become more bureaucratic - with lots of scheduling, coordination, meetings and estimates.
Instead, we developed our FSGD (Frequent Small Good Decoupled) approach. This LeanKit way of working has provided our teams with a simple yardstick for making effective decisions without a lot of cross team scheduling and coordination. It has simplified abstract Agile concepts into something everyone easily understands and cheerfully applies on a daily basis.
FSGD isn't a replacement for Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc. We strongly believe in and spend lots of time teaching our teams about Lean and Agile principles, tools, and techniques. But FSGD distills what we think are the key decision making elements of those methods into something everyone can remember.
We have seen significant improvements in our delivery speed across multiple teams since rolling out the FSGD approach. We'll share those results with the audience and help you get started learning to do what Fizz-Good.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Our goal for the session is to help other teams gain the same benefit that we have. We hope attendees can go home right away and apply the simple FSGD approach to their work.

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Daniel Norton

Chief Mobile Officer, LeanKit
Daniel Norton is a founder at LeanKit where he leads several development teams. His previous engagements include native mobile app development with a small software consultancy and technical leadership at a large healthcare provider. Daniel is a polyglot with a passion for mastering... Read More →
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Jon Terry

Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy, Planview
Jon Terry is Chief Evangelist, Lean-Agile Strategy for Planview, a market leading provider of portfolio management, agile management, collaboration, and ideation software. Before that Jon was co-CEO and co-founder of LeanKit, which pioneered the application of Kanban in knowledge... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
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