Make informed decisions for better business agility

Welcome to Ultimate Baskets! You’ll be taken on a journey through the evolution of our company as we progress through a challenging time. Use the Kanban Cadences to manage projects, address risks, and foster innovation. Are you good enough to thrive or will you just survive? Hopefully, you won’t drive us to extinction.

Through this Learning Lab, you’ll learn how to use the Operations Review and the Risk Review, two of the most powerful Kanban Cadences, to make decisions for a company. You will use metrics, visualizations, and a rich narrative to help operate Ultimate Baskets over four exciting months. Make investment decisions, initiate new projects, address critical risks, and see if you can help our company achieve a dominant position in the marketplace.

TAGS  systems, feedback, decisions, evolutionary, risk

Trent Hone, KCP, AKT

Trent Hone is a Fellow at Excella in Arlington, VA, an award-winning naval historian, and an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT). He works with organizations to improve their art of practice, increase effectiveness, and accelerate learning. Trent has helped dozens of government and commercial organizations around the world in Asia, Oceania, Europe, and North America. Trent writes and speaks about organizational learning, doctrine, and strategy and how the three interrelate. He finds Kanban a particularly effective method for promoting strategic alignment and accelerating organizational learning. Trent has been awarded the U.S. Naval War College’s Edward S. Miller Prize and the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Ernest M. Eller Prize. He was a finalist for Lean Kanban’s Brickell Key Award in 2015 and earned second place in the Chief of Naval Operations Naval History Essay Contest in 2017. He has presented at the Annual Agile Conference, Lean Kanban North America, Lean Agile Scotland, the Society of Military History's Annual Meeting, the McMullen Naval History Symposium, as well as other local and national conferences.

Joey Spooner, KCP, AKT

Joey Spooner is an Accredited Kanban Trainer and Kanban Coaching Professional at TriTech Enterprise Systems, Inc. In a 17-year career spanning the communications, insurance, higher education, non-profit, and government sectors, Joey has been a software developer, IT director, strategic analyst, coach, and technical expert. He blogs at ( and tweets as @spoonstein. Joey holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Florida.