Marcus Hammarberg


For 15 years Marcus Hammarberg has been doing agile and lean software development and helping others do it. Always working as a consultant helping individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve their value delivery flow. He has worked in many different settings, from big banks and insurance companies, to start-ups and within retail. At one big insurance company, the first agile team, started by Marcus, eventually spread to a lean initiative across the business.
Marcus is still a keen programmer and still practice teaches the concepts that helped him become a good programmer: TDD, Specification by example, functional programming and Node.
Marcus is a keynote speaker and co-author of Kanban In Action, which has been translated into 5 languages across the globe. He has blogged since 2006 at and spend his spare time playing euphonium in the Salvation Army
2014-2015 Marcus moved to Indonesia with his family to work for the Salvation Army. Unexpectedly his previous experience with lean, agile and kanban was soon put to great use there too.


How Kanban saved a Salvation Army hospital in Indonesia

35' Talk

When you have no operational permit, no customers and the very building you are operating in falls in – most organisations give up. Not so with the Salvation Army hospital in Bandung Indonesia – they decided to try to save the hospital and I was very fortunate to help them in their journey.

Me?! A lean/agile coach. A westerner with little to no knowledge in hospital management and operation.

We started to apply the principles of kanban and in doing so turned the hospital around into something amazing. Transforming not only the organisation but also some lives among the people in the staff.

While working with the hospital in this way I gained deeper insight and knowledge about what the principles of lean and kanban means and how they can be applied to make us more and more effective. And save us from disaster too…

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