Lean Coffee


Lean Coffee is a simple and easy-to-facilitate structure for meetings. Participants begin the meeting by creating the agenda. Then each topic is discussed in priority order using short timeboxes.

Where did 'Lean Coffee' come from?

  • Lean Coffee was created by Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith in 2009 in Seattle.

  • Lean Coffee works best with groups of 10 people or less.

  • It is designed to be easy to facilitate.

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Michael de la Maza
Agile Coach@Heart Healthy Scrum
Michael de la Maza is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) based in San Francisco. He is the co-founder of Demingway.com and the co-editor of the "Best Agile Articles" book series. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.
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