17:40 - 18:40 (UTC+02)
Talk (60 min)
Lean & Lego: Building the Millennium Falcon Redux
Do you know what high performing teams get up to in their time off? They use lean product development techniques to build one of the largest lego sets ever produced obviously.
In this talk we explore what happened to this bunch of intrepid engineers as they self-organised themselves into a lean, mean, lego-building machine. Along the way exploring key concepts from lean software engineering including cycle-time, the importance of batch size to throughput, continuous process improvement, stopping the line, work-in-progress limits, Systems Thinking and the Theory of Constraints.
So, have you ever been a child? Ever played with lego?
If so, come along and learn how Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Chewie turned 5000 bits of brick and a 300 page manual into a ship that can do the Kessel run in less than 10 parsecs…