Tag: Kanban

The 2013 Governor’s Technology Awards were presented at COVITS (Commonwealth of Virginia IT Symposium) on September 9, 2013.

In the category “IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Government” the winner was the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for the Elevated Review Workflow project. The Impact Makers project team leveraged Kanban to enable DMV to achieve the efficiencies that the award recognized. more

Governing, a leading online and print publication for state and local governments, featured an article on the use of Kanban by two of Impact Makers’ clients: the Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  The columnist interviewed the IT directors for each agency, Rick Davis with DOC and Dave Burhop with DMV, to learn how project work flow and visibility had improved via Kanban. Impact Makers worked with both agencies to kick-off the use of Kanban and facilitate training for employees. more

Einfaches CMYKImpact Makers is sponsoring an in-depth two-day Kanban training seminar in Richmond,Virginia. We are teaming with Daniel Vacanti to offer the training class to provide an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems, and Kanban.

Kanban and other Lean-Agile methods are proven approaches to maximize customer value and ROI from IT projects and business operations.  The session will highlight case studies from Kanban projects with local Richmond clients where Kanban has helped them to optimize delivery processes. more

Impact Makers’ Doug Couvillion spoke at PMI Central Virginia Chapter – Government Local Interest Group Meeting. Doug is Impact Makers’ Director, Project Delivery and presented “Kanban – Applying Lean Management in Government.” The presentation included how to apply lean management principles to projects, an introduction to Kanban, and examples of state government successfully implementing Kanban solutions to manage teams and processes. more

Andy Savage participated in the Kanban panel at the recently completed Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium (COVITS), held Sept. 6-7 in Richmond, Virginia.  Andy provided an overview of Kanban workflow and visibility concepts to a standing room only crowd of state, local, and higher education technology leaders from across Virginia.  Impact Makers’ clients from the Department of Corrections and Department of Motor Vehicles presented case studies from their Kanban related projects at their respective agencies.   more


On May 9, 2012 RichTech held their 17thAnnual Technology Stars Gala with a sold out crowd of more than 600 people in attendance. At the event, Impact Maker’s client the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) received the Technology Innovation Developer Award. DHCD’s win represents the first time a state agency has won a RichTech award. more


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Join us for Lean-Kanban University Accredited Kanban Training!

Impact Makers is offering an in-depth two-day Kanban training seminar in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are teaming with Daniel Vacanti to offer the training class to provide an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban.

As a participant in the class you will learn how to:

  • Drive change by limiting work-in-progress,
  • Create policies that positively constrain the collaborative game of software development, and
  • Manage risk and change negotiations into collaborative problem solving. more