GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

Workshop: "Kanban"

Track: Training: Project and Process / Time: Sunday 13:00 - 16:00 / Location: 1, University of Aarhus, Building 1421

It doesn’t matter what you’re producing—physical goods, software, or other products. When efficiency and workers’ time utilization become more important than the value of the work product, the production system is optimized for the wrong thing. The Kanban approach to product development explicitly recognizes this and instead amplifies the advantages of establishing flow—an idea inherent in most Agile processes though often not emphasized. Through presentation, games, simulation, and discussion, attendees of this workshop will learn about the “Why,” “How,” and “What” of Kanban. You’ll learn about Kanban basics: the Kanban board, the cumulative flow diagram, classes of service, and collaborative process design. And you’ll earn about the impact of sub-optimization and the sometimes deadly costs of delay common in many teams—even those that profess to be Agile. Once you understand the effects of workflows, queues, visualization, and limiting work in progress, you will make decisions about how to improve your team's processes by applying Kanban basics.

Jean Tabaka, Expert on team dynamics and lean thinking

Jean Tabaka

Biography: Jean Tabaka

Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow with Rally Software, is continuing on her 30 year path of learning about software development principles, processes, and practices for people. She seeks a humane approach to bringing high value to our communities of creators and consumers. This has led her to move into Kanban and Lean approaches that reach beyond traditional Agile frameworks. She has also continued work in systems thinking and complexity theory. Jean holds a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders and a variety of articles on Agile, organizational change, team dynamics, Lean thinking, and other associated topics. Jean blogs at and can be followed on twitter as @jeantabaka. When home in Boulder, CO, she’d invite you over for some wine and some music while gazing across her backyard over a Flat Iron Mountains sunset. Meanwhile, you can find her at