Modern Management Methods conference, LeanKanban NL 2013
The First Rule of Kanban

, Development Manager

"The first rule of kanban is that the later process goes to the earlier process to pick up products" ~ Taichii Ohno Is Ohno's advice relevant for knowledge workers? And if so what's the implications and forces this rather subtle statement put into action? The answer is yes and based upon my experience with multiple teams and transitions I hope to show how this principle lies at the heart of not only effective design and utilization of kanban systems but how it fundamentally change how we view our work and how, if adoptet, this simple principle drives improvement and improves flow across the whole value stream & at system scale.