Explaining Kanban can be complicated. Is it better to focus on benefits or talk about overall concept? Should you talk about Toyota? What about Kanban myths? To explain Kanban, you have to consider your audience. What are their interests and concerns? What is the maturity of the organization? What problem are they trying to solve? Do they think they already know what Kanban is? Are they curious and open or hostile and closed-minded about Kanban? Most importantly, to explain Kanban you need to have a good understanding of it. In this talk, we will look at some good and bad ways Kanban is being described and learn better ways to understand it and explain it, in various contexts.
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