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Lean Kanban Week North AmericaApril 9-13, 2018 | Seattle, WA

Announcing Lean Kanban North America 2018

By janice linden-reed | November 16, 2017

Welcome to Seattle, the home base of Lean Kanban! Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the US and companies are opening offices here by the dozens  It was already home to companies like Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, REI, Nordstrom, and Costco. When we started the Lean Kanban conference in 2009, few people outside our tiny…


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Lean Kanban Conference Keynote Speakers

David J Anderson

David J Anderson, Lean Kanban Inc
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Klaus Leopold

Klaus Leopold

Lean Kanban North America

April 9 - 11, 2018    -     Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle, Washington

This conference features the state of the art in Kanban, drawing from the real experiences of hundreds of organizations worldwide.

This event covers enterprise scaling, the Kanban Maturity Model, upstream Kanban, forecasting, product management, visualization, and much more.

Personalized Attention

Get clear guidance from top Kanban coaches and trainers. Discuss your organization's challenges one on one.

Using Kanban Now?

Learn how to improve your Kanban system for better predictability and performance.

New to Kanban?

Learn the core concepts and the best approach to get started.

  • Monday & Tuesday:  Conference Sessions 
  • Wednesday:  Workshops
  • includes Keynotes, Lightning Talks,  Lean Coffee, Coaching Clinic, Networking Reception and more!

Kanban Leadership Retreat

April 11-13, 2018 (starts evening of April 11) - Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle

Leaders in the Lean Kanban space including coaches, trainers, consultants, thought leaders plus a limited number of practitioners. The agenda is planned on the first night of the event.  Bring the topics you want to discuss with Kanban world experts.

EXPLORE – Go deeper into existing concepts. Stretch the boundaries on Cost of Delay, Metrics, Flow, Games, Maturity Levels and more

CHALLENGE – Question and confront established ideas.  Present new material and advance the field of Kanban.

CONNECT – Put your heads together and create something new.  Or, come together to offer advice regarding a challenge.

Bond with others during the 5-hour mid-day break in the beautiful local region. Recommended recreational activities are waiting for you. Get active or just relax.

Kanban Leadership Retreat

Your Retreat registration includes

  • all Kanban Leadership Retreat sessions
  • hotel room for 3 nights
  • welcome dinner and reception
  • daily breakfast, dinner and snacks
  • free airport shuttle service

Companion rates are available for friends or family that want to join the group meals

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Lean Kanban Week will be in Seattle, WA!

Seattle is an amazing combination of big city, cultural center, and spectacular nature center with evergreen forests and Puget Sound waterways. In the area, check out the Starbucks Roastery, the Boeing Factory, the Space Needle, Alki Beach, Mt. Rainer, sports stadiums...

Cedarbrook Lodge  

Both the conference and the retreat will be held at the beautiful Cedarbrook Lodge, close to the airport but tucked away on eighteen acres of protected wetlands.  Explore the trails or nearby lakes.  Plus the hotel offers lots of extras including a "living room" stocked with snacks on each floor.

Seattle Skyline and Mount Rainier at Sunset on a clear summer day.

Lean Kanban events

Providing pragmatic, actionable guidance for better performance and predictability

This conference features the state of the art in Kanban, drawing from the real experiences of hundreds of organizations worldwide.

Learn how you can take Kanban further.

The Lean Kanban North America conference is for technology managers, business leaders, and change agents who want to build quality, predictable delivery, and a culture of improvement into their organizations.

The sessions provide strong, data-driven content to address the interests of managers concerned with risk and governance, and with making sure change initiatives have lasting benefit.

This event is part of the Lean Kanban global conference series, events endorsed by Lean Kanban University.

Organized by: Lean Kanban Inc

Lean Kanban Conferences

Why Attend?

  • Connect with coaches and practitioners using the Kanban Method
  • Hear how organizations are using Kanban for better results
  • See how to apply Kanban in your organization for sustainable improvements
  • Join interactive workshops to answer your questions and address your challenges
  • Meet Kanban product and service providers

Who Should Attend?

The program of presentations and interactive workshops is appropriate for Executives, Operations Directors, Department Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, PMO Heads, Process Improvement Leaders, Team Leaders and Team Members, Human Resources Managers involved in corporate development, and everyone interested in Lean Kanban.


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