Kathy Iberle, Iberle Consulting Group, Inc.,
Many IT and high-tech organizations create yearly plans for advancement and improvements. All too often, new information invalidates the plan and costly re-planning is necessary. Agile team-level retrospectives avoid this “big design up front” problem, but they don’t easily handle improvements requiring concerted effort across multiple teams.
The Improvement Kata solves this dilemma by providing an agile method for planning and executing large-scale improvements. Large-scale changes are systematically broken down into small pieces. Each of those pieces is treated as an experiment rather than a fixed plan. This enables the organization to navigate efficiently through the many surprises of process improvement, while implementing “the simplest thing that could possibly work.”
This talk will discuss the fundamentals of the Improvement Kata and share some experiences with applying the Improvement Kata in development and IT organizations.
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Target audience: Intermediate