DESCRIPTION
Every day more attorneys and legal teams are turning to Lean and Agile methodologies to improve their delivery of legal services. This webinar will introduce you to Kanban, one of the easiest Agile tools to adopt but one of the most powerful for improving project management and driving process improvement. Kanban, which translates to “card” from Japanese, provides an intuitive method for visualizing and prioritizing your work. Using little more than a patch of wall and some sticky notes, Kanban will help you gain a deeper understanding of the bottlenecks that constrict your workflow so that you can break them down, leading to more satisfied clients, improved revenue, and better peace of mind for you.

This presentation will cover the basics of Kanban, starting with Personal Kanban (suitable for both sole practitioners and individuals within larger teams) and moving on to team-based systems. We will highlight the importance of making work visible, limiting work in progress (or WIP), and the importance of policies such as the “Definition of Ready” and the “Definition of Done.” You will leave this session with all of the tools necessary to build your own Kanban board and start improving your workflows immediately.

SPEAKER
John E. Grant is an attorney and Agile Certified Scrum Master with a passion for helping lawyers and legal teams improve their practices and have fun doing it.

John has spent most of his career at the intersection of the legal, business, and technology worlds where he has studied established techniques like Lean and Agile that have revolutionized countless industries. John has adapted these techniques for the Legal profession, helping lawyers and their teams get more done in less time, deliver greater client value, and feel more in control of their professional and personal lives. John is the principal of Agile Attorney Consulting, he blogs at LegalValueTheory.com, tweets at @JEGrant3, and you can reach him by email at John@AgileAttorney.net.