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Kanban for Quality Management

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • US Bank, 1 Meridian Crossing, Arrowhead 8138, Richfield, MN
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Presentation Summary from John Tinsley, of Three Deep Marketing:

The word “Kanban” literally translates as signboard or billboard in Japanese. It’s a term that’s quickly becoming part of the vocabulary for anyone working in digital technology.  Kanban originated within manufacturing - where the supply of components are regulated through instruction cards sent along the production line.

You’re probably thinking, I’m not a “manufacturing” type business, but neither are we.  However, our digital marketing agency produces work that is both siloed (single service line) and inclusive (multiple service lines).

Our presentation will cover how you can use the Kanban method to:

  • Visualize Your Work
  • Manage Work Flow & Limit WIP (Work In Progress)
  • Set Explicit Policies
  • Improve & Evolve

We’ll also share some examples and facilitate a discussion to introduce some fundamental features of Kanbanize ( that have helped our team at Three Deep Marketing focus on and improve quality and efficiency.

About the Presenter:

John Tinsley, Quality Assurance Director at Three Deep Marketing, will share how you can use Kanban to advance your internal process while maintaining quality and consistency. With 18-years of Business Analyst and Quality Assurance experience, John is an effective leader and advocate for quality.  With his expertise in establishing transparency throughout the development process, his teams are empowered to quickly analyze situations and correct the course when things go awry. The Kanban method, and specifically the Kanbanize tool, helped John to define and implement explicit policies and allowed for quality assurance and measurement in all aspects of work-flow for Three Deep and their clients.

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