Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group (SASQAG) http://www.sasqag.org/ is a Seattle area rovide educational and certification opportunities in a non-commercial atmosphere within an organization of software quality professionals. The organization has monthly meeting at every third Thursday. You can also see http://www.sasqag.org/calendar.html for other related test activites.
Kanban is a method for developing products with an emphasis on just-in-time delivery while not overloading the developers. It emphasizes that developers pull work from a queue, and the process, from definition of a task to its delivery to the customer, is displayed for participants to see.
Kanban can be divided into two parts:
Jim Benson will lead a $99 one-day seminar on flow systems and quality control. He will discuss how flow works differently than iterations or milestones, how to manage chaotic workloads, how to communicate you or your team's workload to the rest of the organization, the psychology of kanban / flow, continuous improvement, and social problem solving techniques. This is a workshop-style seminar, so Jim will work with participants to use the techniques in the class to come up with real solutions to real issues being faced. When you leave this class you will have a list of immediately actionable tasks you can implement.
Personal Kanban use the same technique as we manage your project using Kanban (we refer it as project Kanban) to manage your own tasks. It only has two core principles:
The most important question we ask ourself everyday is what I should do next.
Your brain is not good on remember all tasks you want to do.
Your brain is not good for doing multi-task. Don't overdue your tasks as well.
They have stabilization phase, which release project every 3 month. Use Kanban to managing tasks and workitems by having task flow and bug flow. Bug flow was built from VSTS.
Use Kanban to manage projects, and cross team collaboration. Sometime, the decision of management will change the whole team's project significantly. However, since the decision is very transparent to everyone, and very planed, so projects will not be hurt. They also do root cause analyzed on the progress/project so that people can change the progress to become better.
Alaska Airlines discourage people use e-mail, prefer face to face chat. On the other hand, E-mail is a way of asynchronize communication tool (other people in the group seems like e-mail).
Personal Kanban: http://www.personalkanban.com/pk/personal-kanban-101/
Internal Kanban: http://kanban/
Leankit Kanban is one of the Kanban tool