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Friday, October 28 • 10:30am - 11:15am
The Practical Application of Lean-Thinking to Agile at Scale

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Lean-Thinking provides a few key mantras to follow, attend to the system, the workflow and quality.  Most people have heard of "just-in-time" and "stop-the-line" and tend to think Lean is about building cars.  It isn't. 

It's a mindset that can be applied to any industry or type of service.  In software, one needs to shift the thinking from waste (which can be seen in the physical world) to one of removing delays.  There are many aspects of a development organization that contribute to delays. 

These include:
  • Having the development group work on too many things
  • Not properly aligning the work across the value stream
  • Large work items
  • Slow feedback
  • Not having cross-functional teams
  • High technical debt
  • Lack of automation

This talk shows how each of these directly causes waste, lowers productivity, raises cost and lowers quality. It also points to steps you can take to alleviate these challenges.

Speakers
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Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Room 217 A-B