Jim is a pioneer in understanding and managing knowledge work, and an internationally recognized speaker and author.
Toni is an author, systems thinker, photographer, and historian. She looks beyond obvious problems for social and systemic root causes.
Productivity books focus on doing more. We want you to focus on doing better. Personal Kanban is about choosing the right work at the right time.Buy it on Amazon
Business relies on estimates, plans, and projections – and we all know how accurate they tend to be. But what if the problem wasn’t necessarily planning? What if we were hard-wired to be inaccurate? How would we change our approach to new projects and decisions? Why Plans Fail directly addresses our personal ability to plan, to forecast, and to make decisions by addressing the psychology of our work - the cognitive biases that guide our decisions.Buy it on Amazon
Lean Software Development Case Studies. Beyond Agile examines 10 case studies of real companies that have actively evolved their development processes through waterfall, Agile, and Lean. These stories are stories of success, failure, and success again. This book is a must-read for anyone involved with knowledge workers, software developers and IT shops that seem unmanageable.Buy it on Amazon
Corey Ladas' groundbreaking paper "ScrumBan" has captured the imagination of the software development world. This book covers some of the metrics and day-to-day management techniques that make continuous improvement an achievable outcome in the real world.Buy it on Amazon
We are distracted. We are overburdened. We are unfocused. Our work suffers for this. Limiting work in progress (WIP) is the breakthrough strategy for starting less and completing more. Why Limit WIP tells the story of Eldred as he tries to finish projects while overloaded and how his company helps him get back on track.Buy it on Amazon
Jim Benson will present a Stalwarts Session at Agile 2015 in Washington, DC. Stalwarts sessions are built around the attendees questions. These sessions focus on specific, real-time questions, challenges, dilemmas, and issues that attendees bring to the conference. Jim's session will take place in the National Harbor 2 from 10:15-12pm on August 5. Agile 2015 will be held on August 3-7, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Time: 10:15 am - 12:00 pm UTC
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
Jim Benson will be available on July 23, for some private one-on-one coaching engagements at the 2015 Lean Coaching Summit. Jim regularly coaches executives at companies like Spotify, JP Morgan, BT, RW Baird, and Boeing. The 2015 Lean Coaching Summit will take place in Seattle, Washington on July 20-23, 2015. For the full schedule and complete information on the 2015 Lean Coaching Summit visit here.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC
The Motif Seattle 1415 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101