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Dave Thomas: Lean Value Driven Product Development – Faster, Better, Cheaper!

  • Oct 8, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • QNX

Properly implemented Agile delivers its value proposition of improved predictability; quality and transparency. However often business leaders invest in Agile to gain Agility, which they see as faster delivery at lower cost while flexibly responding to changing demands. Hence it isn’t surprising that both executives and leading technologists have moved beyond Agile to deliver more value faster at reduced costs.

In this talk we discuss using the lean value driven perspective to optimize the product life cycle. We discuss techniques applicable to both business and software development that increase the software agility beyond Agile as most know it including lean portfolio management; envisioning; fixed price time and cost estimation; code and deploy; micro service architecture; randomized testing; example driven development; alternative programming models…

About the speaker:
Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an engineer, consultant, architect, executive and investor. He is the Founder and Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs — a company specializing in emerging software technologies and applications. He is also the Managing Director of Object Mentor — a company specializing in the training and deployment of Agile and Object-Oriented Software Development methodologies. He is perhaps best known in Ottawa as the founder and past CEO of Object Technology International Inc. (formerly OTI, now IBM OTI Labs) where he led the commercial introduction of object and component technology. The company is often cited as the ideal model of a software technology company and was a pioneer in Agile Product Development with a process called Just-In-Time Software. Throughout his career, he has worked with major global corporations as well as startups on business and technical strategy, development organization and process, as well as competitive analysis and strategy.

Agile 101: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

No charge to attend. RSVP requested but not required.

Doors open at 6 pm for networking. Agile 101 begins at 6:15 and the main presentation gets underway at 7pm.

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  • Ellen G.

    October 14, 2013

  • Simon B.

    Did Anyone take a picture of the 101 Whiteboard - What does a Scrummaster do? May I have a copy pretty please! Thanks in Advance. (Tip Hat to Dave! Great Show!)

    October 10, 2013

  • Ellen G.

    I've contacted Dave about getting the slides - he wants to tweak a few of the references before we post them. I'm really keen to review them myself, as I feel like I had a full-semester graduate seminar in Lean packed into 75 minutes. What a great evening!

    3 · October 10, 2013

  • Andrew E.

    Loved the talk - can't wait for the slides. At times I was madly typing notes in my smartphone and the auto correction really did a number on them! Almost wish it kept the typos...

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Dave Thomas was very insightful and interesting, and provided a new perspective which I am eager to explore. I really enjoyed his presentation. Despite the evening running long, I would have liked the Scrum 101 discussion to have lasted longer - I felt it was cut too short.

    October 10, 2013

  • C. V.

    Enjoyed the talk very much. Dave Thomas was quick, informative and often quite humorous in presenting his presentation on Lean; much to think about and happy to receive some additional book recommendations!

    2 · October 8, 2013

    • Dobrila Rancic M.

      It was a great event. I am not sure if you were the one with whom I spoke about a book, but the one I was mentioning is This Is Lean: Resolving the Efficiency Paradox by Niklas Modig & Pär Åhlström.

      October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am always very impressed with his lectures.

    October 9, 2013

  • Nadia A.

    I enjoyed this meetup very much. The speaker was high quality and very insightful, and the organizers were great at facilitating the meeting and encouraging mingling. I learned a lot and had an awesome time. Thank you!

    2 · October 9, 2013

  • Ali R.

    Enjoyed the full of information presentation . Thanks Guys

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Greg W.

    Excellent. Practical insights and experiences presented by well known expert.

    3 · October 9, 2013

  • Diana Jones (.

    Walked away with much to digest. Dave infused a lot of personal experience into the topic which made it easier for me to connect to the ideas presented. Great sense of humour. Good networking opportunities & location and well run. Love the closing ceremony - RPS! Thanks 'Organizers'!

    3 · October 8, 2013

  • CharlesR

    Dave is always an energetic and interesting speaker. This presentation was full of information that will require some investigation (and more reading).

    2 · October 8, 2013

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