I wrote a summary of our book club meeting with the author Steve Blank, discussing the main points of his book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Now I want to write a quick note reflecting on the mechanics of facilitating this conversation.
The club had used the lean coffee technique to organize our meetings and been getting better at it with time. The following screen shot was taken at the end of our conversation with Steve and it shows how much we improved after several months of practice.
The conversation lasted only about 25 minutes, but you can see in the board’s rightmost column that we achieved a pretty good rate of throughput. You can also calculate the cycle time; it was about 3 minutes. And we got substantive discussions and expanded answers out of each topic as you could see from the summary.
That is the magic of Personal Kanban.