Kai = Change
Zen = Good
KaiZen = Change is good.
KaiZenConf = An open spaces conference on continuous improvement.
I'm here in Los Angeles, CA at the Microsoft PDC listening to the Agile Perspectives session presented by Grigori Melnik and Mary Poppendieck. Mary and Her husband Tom wrote a couple of great books called Lean Software Development and Implementing Lean Software Development.
The Mary and Tom as well as Improving's Jef Newsom are attending the Kaizen Conference in Austin next week. I wish I cold be there, but I guess you can't spend all your time going to conferences, right? At least I got to see Jef's presentation at Improving last week. It was hilarious.