Aug 15, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Hi everyone, we hope you can join us at this month's Fremont Agile Meetup. We will be featuring a presentation and discussion. Food and drinks will be provided.
Steven Borg, of Northwest Cadence, will be presenting on the subject of:
Speaking the Language of Lean: Principles for Enterprise Agility
If you really want leadership to quit micro-managing so their teams can self-organize, start acting like it. Get them – and yourself – out of the weeds and the minutiae of your teams’ methodology by communicating at the level and in the language they shouldcare about.
Lean principles are relatively new in software development, but they've been around in general management for literally decades. If you've struggled to sell your organization on “backlogs” and “vertical slices”, this session will help you translate into terms and economic models that non-technical managers can easily appreciate. We’ll discuss U-shaped decisions, batch sizing, queue management, and most importantly overall simplicity, backed by real-world examples. Finally, we’ll talk about what “but when’s it going to be done?” really means and how to answer it without sacrificing agility or quality.
A bit about Steve: Steven has been a Microsoft ALM MVP since product inception in 2005, speaks regularly at Software Development and Visual Studio conferences, and has authored Microsoft courseware and white papers on Team Foundation Server, regulatory compliance in software development, Scrum, and Lean. Steven has helped hundreds of organizations, both large and small, adopt Visual Studio ALM tools, improving their software development process, reducing costs, increasing quality and speeding delivery dates. His expertise lies in bringing successful lean and agile adoption to companies currently using traditional project management techniques to manage software development projects.