Kaizen Camp Australia 2013 event reflection

kc_logoKaizen Camp was held in Melbourne this week, 20-21 May 2013.  Kaizen Camp is an unconference held in the style of Lean Coffee with 8 sessions, 60 attendees and over 50 topics discussed.  It was the first Kaizen Camp in Australia.

The great part of Kaizen Camp is the networking, learning and knowledge sharing using real world, practical experiences.  The discussions were stimulating, interactive and there was a high level of collaboration among all participants.  It was great to see many of the usual suspects in the local agile community as well as many new faces.

Topics being discussed at various tables

Topics being discussed at various tables

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The discussion wall

The topic discussion wall

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Lots of topics discussed!

Jim Benson talking about Personal Kanban

Jim Benson talking about Personal Kanban

I didn’t take many notes as I was too busy engaged in many of the conversations.  Lynne Cazaly created a few fantastic visual notes which I have included below.

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‘Visualisation’ visual notes by Lynne Cazaly

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‘What could we do if there were no barriers?’ visual notes by Lynne Cazaly

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‘Kaikaku’ visual notes by Lynne Cazaly

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‘Gamification’ visual notes by Lynne Cazaly

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‘Cognitive Biases’ visual notes by Lynne Cazaly

The twitter feed was #kaizencamp

Thanks for Jim Benson (@ourfounder), Simon Bennett (@cgosimon) and Safron Bennett (@saffy1) for facilitating and hosting the event.

And a special thanks to everyone for sharing your ideas, insights and experiences!

I look forward to seeing you at the next Kaizen Camp!

Melbourne Lean Coffee

I host Lean Coffee Meetups with Jason Yip (@jchyip) and Kim Ballestrin (@kb2bkb).  If you want more discussions beyond the Kaizen Camp event, join us for Melbourne Lean Coffee which are held regularly.  More information can be found on the meetup site.

Chris

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