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Brandon Carlson

Biography: 
A self-proclaimed nerd, Brandon Carlson works for Lean TECHniques, Inc., an IT consultancy that helps teams deliver high-value, high-quality products to market. Since starting his career in 1995, Brandon has held positions from development and architecture to management—and he’s still learning. Passionate about developing both people and products, he has helped numerous organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies improve their product development and delivery systems. Brandon can be reached on Twitter @bcarlso and pretty much everywhere else on the web as “bcarlso.”

Recent Presentations

Software Visualizations for Fun and Profit

You've probably heard that You can't improve what you can't measure and, over the years, teams have used various techniques to make the invisible visible. From value stream mapping to burndown charts, making things visible is a core component of the continuous improvement process. Brandon Carlson says that even with all this visibility, much of the data surrounding how your teams work is either not captured or not visible, and represents a great opportunity for improvement. Imagine your management team tells you that your velocity is too low. Why is it too low, and what can you do about it?