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7 - 8 May 2015

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK

Two lean transitions – a retrospective

Tim Kalbitzer Culture Work GmbH

Session type: Experience Report
Session duration: 60 minutes

About this Experience Report

This experience report summarises what we have learned during two lean transitions that were very different in nature. It shows how different management approaches and cultures influence the introduction of lean management and highlights the importance of balancing push and pull.

The session will explain how to use and combine different lean methods and approaches (e.g. awareness trainings, retrospectives, A3 problem solving, agile project management) for a company-wide roll-out of lean.

About the Speaker

Tim has more than 10 years experience in consulting, managing and marketing products and services in the IT industry. He is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and has an extensive know-how of the application of lean thinking and agile approaches that he gained while working for young and established software start-ups.

In his current role he is responsible for the development and execution of lean management training and the coaching of a lean transition in one of Germany’s largest companies.


Session Types

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Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of Agile and Lean practices. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.