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Lean Weekend

December 08, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040


PDU: 8


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 workload 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

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 - Agile Trainer Coach

Certified Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner™, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scaled Agile Framework™ Consultant

Publications: Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World

Greg Smith is an Agile coach and trainer who leads practical and successful Agile transformations for all types of organizations.

Greg has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies and major institutions move to Agile including CDW, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Costco, JP Morgan Chase, StubHub, Stanford University, Autodesk, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Expeditors International, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, State of Idaho, City of New York, Halliburton, The Joint Commission, TD Ameritrade, International Money Fund, and The World Bank Group.

In 2009 Greg authored Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World. This book has helped a number of companies move to a more effective development lifecycle and is often used as a guide for entire project teams.

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

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$297.00 PSPMI Member General Admission
$217.00 Earlybird rate before November 27

$397.00 Non-member General Admission
$317.00 Earlybird rate before November 27