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Lean Weekend

December 02, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA


Continental Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary concerns please contact education@pugetsoundpmi.org

Overview: Lean and Kanban are superb techniques for delivering projects, eliminating waste in existing processes, adding visibility and transparency to project management, and a great way to help teams build sustainability and predictability in work-load management. Lean and Kanban are complimentary to Agile and Scrum.

Lean has its roots in the rebuilding of Japanese infrastructure after World War II. Using Lean manufacturing processes and principles, the Japanese have become market leaders for designing and delivering high quality products at a low cost. Famous for sharing their processes with industry and donating it to charities, Toyota’s 40-year success is based on their reliance on Lean processes.

In this workshop, you will learn the key principles and practices related to Lean systems, and you will learn one of the most popular Lean practices, Kanban. The Kanban method makes work in progress visible, exposes waste and delays, and focuses on delivering complete work. We will review several companies that use a Kanban process, and create our own Kanban workflow during the workshop. You will leave with a new option for delivering your processes and products.

You Will Learn:

  • The roots of Lean and how Scrum came from Lean
  • How Lean can be used to improve existing processes
  • Overview of the Kanban workflow method
  • Best practices of Lean Product Development
  • How to establish a Kanban process for your team or product
  • A comparison of Lean and Agile Principles
  • How to Identify and Optimize Value Streams
  • How to Determine Work-In-Progress (WIP) Limits

PDU: 8

Who should attend:
This workshop is open to anyone interested in Lean and Kanban methods. They offer a new way to look at project management. Lean is applicable in all industries including biotech, manufacturing, software and IT.

About the Instructor – Greg Smith

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scaled Agile (SAFe) Process Consultant, Certified Scrum Master

Publications: “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”

Greg is an Agile coach and trainer since 2001 specializing in the practical adoption of Agile methods. Gregg has coached over 100 Agile transformations at major institutions such as Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Nike, Stanford University, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, Expeditors International, and, TD Ameritrade.


Group Discounts:
Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more from the same company or association. For more information, contact VP Education.

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$297.00 PMI Members
$217.00 Earlybird rate before November 17

$397.00 Nonmembers
$317.00 Earlybird rate before November 17