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Driving a Kaizen Culture Using Regular Operations Reviews

Joint meeting of Austin SPIN and IEEE Computer Society



March 17, 2011

Speaker: David J. Anderson


Abstract: 

Austin’s software development community welcomes David J. Anderson, whose most-recent book “Kanban, Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” points the way to second-generation Agile methods, reflecting a decade’s worth of lessons-learned in Agile Software Development and Agile Management.

Both of David J. Anderson’s books have featured chapters describing the use and value of regular operations reviews of the technology development organization. David has described operations review as the keystone or linchpin of a Kanban initiative to drive the evolution of a Lean organization. Despite this it remains the least often implemented of the Kanban practices. This talk will present the why, what and how of operations reviews and advocate for their greater use as part of a Lean initiative and focal point for creating a Kaizen culture within your business.

For this very special event, Austin’s Software Process Improvement Network, Lean Software Austin, the Austin chapter of the IEEE Computer Society, and Agile Austin join forces to bring you a thought-provoking evening of ideas that stand to transform how we see and practice software development.

 

About the Speaker:



David Anderson, author of Kanban (http://is.gd/kk8Q7), leads a management consulting firm focused on improving performance of technology companies. He has many years of management experience leading teams on agile software development projects. David was a founder of the agile movement through his involvement in the creation of Feature Driven Development. He was also a founder of the APLN, a non-profit dedicated to improving management and leadership in technology companies. Recently David has been focusing his attention on business agility and enterprise scale agile software transitions through a synergy of the CMMI model for organizational maturity with Agile and Lean method

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