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Mary Poppendieck: Half Day Workshop on Great Companies and Energized Workers

Agile Vancouver

Friday, September 5, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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What company doesn't want to be great, and to have engaged and energized workers? Extracted from the two-day Lean Mindset Workshop – – this half-day workshop will give you interesting insights into how great companies really work, and how a lean mindset is the key to creating stunning products and delivering amazing services.

This workshop looks at re-evaluating our approach to product development processes, our perception of the people who create technical products, our understanding of what practices lead to efficiency, and the governance systems we use to make decisions and measure results. This workshop presents an alternate framework for thinking about developing technology-based products and services - one based on lean principles and focused on creating a successful businesses that thrive over time.

The workshop focuses on making choices: how to ask the right questions, solve the right problems, do the right thing.

Great Companies

  • Start with WHY
  • Effective Work Systems
  • The Science of Cooperation

Energized Workers

  • Thriving on Challenge
  • Case Study: Intel PDE
  • Four Steps to Great Product Teams

About Mary Poppendieck

Mary Poppendieck started her career as a process control programmer, moved on to manage the IT department of a manufacturing plant, and then ended up in product development, where she was both a product champion and department manager.

Mary considered retirement 1998, but instead found herself managing a government software project where she first encountered the word "waterfall." When Mary compared her experience in successful software and product development to the prevailing opinions about how to manage software projects, she decided the time had come for a new paradigm. She wrote the award-winning book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit in 2003 to explain how the lean principles from manufacturing offer a better approach to software development.

Over the past several years, Mary has found retirement elusive as she lectures and teaches classes with her husband Tom. Based on their on-going learning, they wrote a second book, Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash in 2006, a third, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point in 2009, and a fourth book, The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions in 2013. A popular writer and speaker, Mary continues to bring fresh perspectives to the world of software development.

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When & Where

Renaissance Harbourside Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3T3

Friday, September 5, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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