Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wall – Visual Management and Gemba Walks


2:45 - 3:30pm on Thursday, May 5 2011

While Kanban Boards, Scrum Boards and other types of Team Boards, provide great visualization at the team level, it is not necessarily what management wants to see. In lean we talk about the concept of going to the Gemba, the actual place where work takes place, but in software development it is hard to decide what the Gemba is and how to do a Gemba walk. In this presentation we will talk about extending the visualization offered by team boards, to create complete visual walls for tracking the state of projects. We will further see how these Visual Boards can be the basis for implementing Gemba and Waste walks in the software development and in IT.



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This presentation rocks. Combines a quick introduction and applicability of gemba to software with a detailed example of how a software development organization could do a gemba walk.

Thursday, May 5 2011, 3:28pm