TITLE: The Timelessness of Lean Management Timeless? Lessons from the Field.
Agile development methods like Scrum, XP, and recently Kanban have achieved notable success in improving speed to value, reducing waste, and raising customer and team satisfaction. Successful practitioners worldwide have cut development times, improved product quality and reduced engineering cost. Notably, underlying the agile methods are timeless Lean principles, including: focus on customer value, respect for people, and continuous improvement. Sanjiv Augustine describes how agile teams in various organizations are implementing Lean management. Learn the basics of Lean, including its origins in the Toyota Production System, and how to apply Lean to software development with the disciplined practices like automated build-and-test and test driven development. See how Kanban is being applied to non-software activities like operations and maintenance. Learn also how program-level Lean-Agile PMOs manage WIP, how executive teams use visual control to manage their enterprises, how managers collocate in oobeya team rooms to go to the gemba, and how kaizen teams drive continuous improvement across the organization.
Sanjiv Augustine is an industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant and trainer. He is the President of LitheSpeed, an agile consulting, training and product development company. For over 12 years, Sanjiv has assisted leading clients adopt Agile including: HCA Healthcare, General Dynamics, The Capital Group, Nationwide Insurance, Comcast, Capital One, CNBC, and the Motley Fool. He is the author of the book Managing Agile Projects (Prentice Hall 2005) and several publications including Transitioning to Agile Project Management: A Roadmap for the Perplexed, The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery; and the founder and moderator of the Yahoo! Agile Project Management discussion group. Sanjiv was also a founder and advisory board member of the Agile Leadership Network (ALN), and an organizing member of the PMI’s Agile Community of Practice. As an in-the-trenches practitioner, he has personally managed agile projects varying in size from five to over one hundred people, trained thousands of agile practitioners via workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams.
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