Archive for the ‘lean’ category

Personal Kanban Session in Toronto on March 1

January 23, 2012

Are you or people in your organization feeling overwhelmed with their workload? Do they feel they are not getting the results they want from the actions they are taking? Does everything seem urgently important? This workshop is for individuals who want to create more value for their organizations and themselves through improved personal performance. It is based on the popular book Personal Kanban by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry. Participants will receive a copy of the book.

The link to the workshop’s Web page is (or

The instructor is my friend Gerry Kirk, who also facilitated the opening of Agile Coach Camp in Waterloo in 2009.

Jan 24 Session Will Be An Open Space

January 22, 2012

The Agile/Lean P2P is starting the New Year with a forum for raising and discussing ideas that are important to our community. The topics can be anything that are important to you, that you’re curious about or that you feel are important for the rest of the group to know about. Examples include “changing organizational culture and behaviours”, “managing technical debt”, “Product Owner complications”, etc.

We will be doing this Open Space style. If  you have something that is burning, bring it with you and exchanges ideas with peers. If you are just curious that’s OK too!

Hope to see you out!

Communitech Hub
151 Charles St. W.,  Suite 100
Jan 24, 4:30 – 6:00

Agile Lean March P2P – Introduction to BDD with Cucumber

March 16, 2011

What: Ilya and Dan will provide a general introduction to BDD as an idea/workflow with some hands on examples including a demo of Cucumber to illustrate how one can also make it work with non-ruby code.

When: Tuesday 22nd March, 2011 from 4:30p.m. to 5:45p.m. EST

Where: Accelerator Centre, 295 Hagey Blvd, Waterloo in the Tech Park


Ilya Grigorik is the founder and CTO of PostRank, a blogger and a developer. His background is in Computer Science, and you will often find him researching and evangelizing the latest web and cloud software architectures or web standards. 

Dan Sinclair spends his days at PostRank Inc. wandering around Rails and over EventMachine. Dan can be found online at and on Twitter @dj2sincl.

To register:

2009-07-21 Phil Kirby on Lean

July 22, 2009

Phil Kirby from Thoughtware gave a great overview of lean thinking principles and practices. His real-world anecdotes helped ground the principles. Phil really challenged us to think about the way we build our products and businesses.

You can download a PDF of his Waterloo Agile Software P2PJuly 21 2009 presentation.

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