Designing a Kanban System for the Enterprise

Feb 8, 2011 · Raleigh, United States of America

6:00 - 6:30pm - Improving Agile Execution Through a Jazz-based Dashboard by Denilson Nastacio 6:30 - 6:50pm - Pizza Sponsored by Rally 6:50 - 7:00pm - Announcements 7:00 - 8:00pm - Designing a Kanban System for the Enterprise by Karl Scotland 8:00 - 8:15pm - Q&A, Open networking (hard stop at 8:15pm)
Please note this meeting will be in Downtown Raleigh at the Rally office. Parking is free after 5:00 pm and there are a couple of covered decks nearby for $5.00 a night.
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510 Glenwood Ave.
Suite 321
Raleigh, NC 27603 Title: Improving Agile execution through a Jazz-based dashboard.
Abstract: In this talk, Denilson will showcase a release management dashboard based on the Jazz platform. This dashboard was customized     in support of Agile execution of a mid-sized project with scrum teams spread over four timezones in four continents. 

The dashboard is composed of the traditional Agile-style views combined with Jazz-specific views that bridge all project disciplines, such as technical enablement, architecture, development, verification, globalization and documentation. The integration of the dashboard with Agile practices has been successful to the point where it can support the combined work of nearly 40 people, acting as the backdrop for daily standup meetings, scrum-of-scrum conferences, and weekly reports to the executive team.
---- Denilson Nastacio describes himself as an enthusiast for design, quality, and their influence in our world. He currently works as a Senior Software Engineer for IBM in RTP, as part of the Tivoli (systems management) brand of IBM Software Group division.

In 15 years of experience, he held roles ranging from the individual coding of small prototypes using cutting edge technology all the way to technical leadership over distributed teams with dozens of people across the globe.

He is also an accomplished inventor, with over 20 patents filed with the USPTO and abroad, marrying disciplines as varied as web 2.0, energy management, personal productivity and event management. 

He can be found on twitter at and on LinkedIn at

Abstract: Enterprise software and systems development typically involves complex mixes of teams, technologies, skills, architectures and organisational structures which must interact for the business to be successful. This talk will introduce an approach which designs the Enterprise as a Kanban System. The model is based on the central theme of Systems Thinking, the purpose of achieving Pull, Value and Capability, and aspects of Workflow, Visualisation, Work In Process, Cadence and Learning. The model is not a complete solution, but suggests key areas to consider when designing the Agile Enterprise.
---- Karl Scotland – Certified ScrumMaster & Agile Coach: Karl Scotland is a versatile software practitioner with over 15 years of experience covering development, project management, team leadership, coaching and training. For the last 10 years he has been successfully applying Agile methods, and most recently has been a pioneer and advocate of using Kanban Systems for software development.
Currently an Agile Coach with Rally Software in the UK, Karl is a founding member of the Lean Software and Systems Consortium and the Limited WIP Society, and has previously championed Agile and Lean Thinking with the BBC, Yahoo! and EMC Consulting. Karl writes about his latest ideas on his blog at http://availagility.c....

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