PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

Practical Introduction to the KANBAN Method & De-scaling Complex Organizations and Complex Products with XSCALE

Practical Introduction to the KANBAN Method & De-scaling Complex Organizations and Complex Products with XSCALE

Practical Introduction to the KANBAN Method & De-scaling Complex Organizations and Complex Products with XSCALE


When:   Sat May 11, 2019 8:30am-5:30pm
Where:  Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office - 4701 Patrick Henry Dr. Santa Clara, CA 95054



Part 1: Practical Introduction to the Kanban Method

Duration - 4 hrs

The Kanban Method is applicable in knowledge work activities, whether they are technical or not (Project Portfolio management, project management, SW Dev, IT, Human Resources, Admin, Customer Care, legal, etc.). Its strengths are that it helps generate a culture of continuous improvement and that it can be applied either stand-alone or on top of other methodologies such as PMBoK, Scrum, CMMI, RUP, ITIL and other to improve them.

This workshop will give you a practical introduction to the first two practices of the Kanban Method and an overview of the other 4 practices.


1. Introduction to Kanban

2. Introduction to 1st and 2nd generation lean thinking

3. Kanban: High visualization practice

4. Kanban: Limiting work in progress practice

5. Overview of policies, classes of service, feedback loops and models



• Understand the advantages of improving work flow

• Learn two practices that help improve flow

• Identify the six practices of the Kanban Method


Part 2: De-scaling Complex Organizations and Complex Products with XSCALE

Duration - 4 hours

According to VersionOne’s 2018 State of Agile Survey indicates that although 98% of respondents succeed with agile projects at team level “only 4% report agile practices are enabling greater adaptability to market conditions”. This indicates the need for a better approach to large and complex organizations and projects. XSCALE is a relatively new approach that is getting better results at large organizations.

XSCALE de-scales the complexity of the organization and projects to the simplicity of agile through 6 practices that increase economic return, simplify design, improve economic flow, improve self-management of teams and work streams, motivate a learning culture, and help understand the organization as an ecosystem.


1. Introduction to all six practices

a. Exponential return

b. Simple design

c. Continuous throughput

d. Autonomous collaboration

e. Learning Organizations

f.  Ecosystem thinking

2. 3D-Kanban to visualize from Portfolio to iterations

3. Business Bingo for fast, breadth-first feature budgets and priorities



  • Understand the advantages of de-scaling
  • Get a general understanding of the what XSCALE practices are and their advantages


About the Instructors:









Masa K. Maeda, PhD is the CEO and Founder of Valueinnova LLC. He has done Lean-Agile Enterprise transformation at companies from Fortune 100 to startups worldwide for companies in diverse industries such as financial, telecom, aviation, defense, online commerce, insurance, retail, fashion and legal.

He is a co-founder of the Lean-Kanban University and the Kanban for Knowledge Work Alliance, a steering committee member of the Agile Testing Alliance and the DevOps++ Alliance, a pioneer on Collaboration Frameworks and on XSCALE, and a senior consultant with the Cutter Consortium. Masa s trained thousands of professionals on the topics mentioned as well as on Scrum and Lean Agile Project Management. A frequent speaker with 9 keynotes, 60 talks and 22 publications.

Masa holds a PhD on artificial intelligence and software systems from the University of Tokushima in Japan, an M.S. on Intelligent Systems Engineering and Information Science from the same university, and a B.E on Computer Science from the Autonomous National University of Mexico. He also has multiple certifications: PMI-ACP, XBA, CCI, AST, CSPO, CSM, SPOC, SMC, CP-MAT, CP-BAT, CP-AAT, KM, KT, KM.









Bill Dominguez is a senior consultant, coach and trainer with Valueinnova LLC. He is a subject matter expert in the areas of value innovation, solution identification, program management, team building, organizational alignment, and removing the ‘dis’ from diseased ecosystems.

Bill has helped over 20 companies from startups to Fortune 10 recognize value opportunities and has built and led transformations, high performance sales, marketing, development, professional services, and customer service organizations that deliver consistent high quality and value. Innovator Bill co-developed and implemented the first Customer Information System used in financial institutions for tellers to provide customer service and up-selling; joined Quesix as a founding team member where we developed and implemented the first Electronic Medical Records system in The Bay Area (sold to McKesson) and partnered with Digital, supporting early telemedicine prototypes, and with Xerox PARC’s early adoption of visual artifacts, glyphs, nano-technology, digital paper, etc. as one of 30 Xerox’s global Integrated Document Solutions Managers chartered with changing Xerox from the “copier” company to “The Document Company. An early champion and practitioner of lean-agile methods made him the go-to person to meet and deliver quality results when business risks were at stake.

Bill holds the following certifications: PMP, CSM, Kanban Methodologist, Innovation Games Facilitator, Master Results and Performance Coach, Presentation Skills Coach, Master Neuro Linguistics Programming practitioner and Lean-Agile Project Management. Additionally, Bill holds workshops in Developing and Implementing Hybrid Project Management, Developing and Implementing the Hybrid Project Organization and Sustainable Change and Neuro Linguistic Programming



Last date for On-line Registration: 

Early Bird - 4/28/2019

Regular - 5/8/2019

Early Bird:  PMISV member: $140     Non-PMISV member: $190

Regular:  PMISV member: $190   Non-PMISV member:  $240

(PMISV Chapter Active Volunteer Leaders can reach out to Hanu Malineni, Director of workshops for additional  discount code-$40)

At the door registration: No walk-ins allowed. Please register for the course online in advance 


Project Management Education Hours: 

Technical: 8.0 PDUs

PDU claiming instructions  


Meeting Leader: Hanu Malineni

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Program Agenda:

08:00 AM - Sign In and Networking/ Breakfast

08:30 AM - Workshop Begins

12:30 PM - Lunch Break

01:30 PM - Workshop Resumes

5:30 PM – Adjourn



Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees should indicate whether they want a vegetarian meal during the registration.


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.

  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-11-2019
Event End Date 05-11-2019
Registration Start Date 03-24-2019
Cut off date 05-08-2019
Individual Price Login for member discount.
Location Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office
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