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Leveraging Kanban With Distributed Teams


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Sponsored by INSTANA


As in many young companies, development teams at Instana constantly released great products and feature advancements driven by inherent hero culture, but struggled with identifying bottlenecks. As the team grew, a more stable way of working was needed.

Distributed development teams responsible for different services and spread across multiple time zones do not necessarily have to work in the exact same way as on-site teams. Each team has different priorities and needs to work in a way that facilitates their current work mode. At Instana, we introduced Kanban and leveraged it to gain better visibility into the actual work being done and where bottlenecks occurred.

This talk provides attendees with insights into how engineering teams at Instana transitioned to a Kanban-based work model and how each team took responsibility for their own service quality. We'll discuss challenges, advantages and even disadvantages of our current work model and share the lessons we learned. We hope this will help other organizations struggling with similar issues.

Henning Treu
Senior Product Manager - Instana an IBM company
Henning has 20+ years of experience in the IT industry and in software development. His roles migrated from software development & IT consulting, Product Owner and Open Source Maintainer to now Product Management. Along the way he observed and worked in various team organizations. From micro-managed waterfall teams to self-organizing full stack agile teams, his struggle and main insight was and always is: focus. As a Product Manager at Instana he now focuses on problem statements and innovation for his product area.
Daljeet Sandu
Product Manager - Instana an IBM company
After starting his Software Engineer career at Instana, Daljeet transitioned to his current role as Product Manager and solves problems around authentication and authorization together with his team. Aside from technical topics, Daljeet is passionate about fostering relationships and always up for a virtual coffee.

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