get Kanban

90 minutes per game and a maximum of 8 participants

Day 1 Morning at 10.10/Afternoon at 13.55

Day 2 Morning at 10.10/Afternoon 13.45

“getKanban” is a popular board game and an easy way to pick up the use of Lean principles in a fun way.

The focus of Lean is on maximising user value and minimising waste. The benefits are proven to hold great value for any software development team or organisation:

  • Identify bottlenecks in productivity
  • Increase efficiency and time-to-market
  • Improve communication
  • Improve response time to changes
  • Effectively and efficiently utilise resources

With this simulation you will be part of a software company trying to make a ‘profit’ from the ‘project’. During the game you will encounter a number of common business challenges that you will need to resolve and, in the process, will learn about Kanban. It’s hands-on, engaging and fun!

Day 1
The game will be run by Jose Casal-Gimenez

Jose Casal-GimenezJose Casal is the Chair of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group and Conference Chair of the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD). Jose is the leading creator of the recently introduced BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile. As an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer, Jose is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), a certified APMG AgilePM Trainer, a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and a DSDM Advanced Practitioner.


Day 2

Alan Cameron (150x150)The game will be run by Alan Cameron, Managing Director, DCG-SMS

Alan Cameron joined DCG in 2011 as Managing Director of the UK business. Alan is a Certified Scrum Master.

Alan has more than 25 years’ experience working in IT. He started on the client side within the UK Inland Revenue and has had many roles prior to joining DCG-SMS, ending as the Metrics Estimating and Process Lead for HP Applications Services in EMEA – formerly EDS Applications Services. In this role his team of CFPS analysts and expert estimators support many hundreds of projects in a wide variety of industries across the region.

Alan’s introduction to IT was as the manager of a procedures team responsible for the processes and interfaces between local office work and the IT systems of the day. The team supported over 40,000 staff in 600 offices throughout the UK.

He is a very keen photographer, and enjoys nothing more than being in the high mountains with his camera.