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WIP: A Tragedy in 278 Parts | May Memphis Agile Practitioners Meetup

  • May 29, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Speaker: Eric Willeke, Transformation Consultant, Rally Software


Topic Title: WIP: A Tragedy in 278 Parts

Rally will provide refreshments and also raffle a Google Chromecast! 

The first 10 attendees will receive copies of the Agile Business book.

Description:The nature of the modern world pushes to us to do more, faster. This unrelenting pressure puts the people and teams that DO the work in a wonderful situation where they can indeed make everybody happy... if only they could do one. more. thing. Two clear choices emerge: start everything, or finish something.

This talk introduces three concepts critical to anybody who performs work: an understanding of flow and process efficiency, recognition of the tragedy of WIP, and insight to the cost of commitment. Each topic includes specific, immediately applicable advice on how to improve your throughput and reduce the stress associated with doing your work.

Anybody who governs or manages teams who do work will benefit from the simple guidance. You can quickly apply and use several simple exercises that show the impact of WIP and over-commitment.

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  • Pamela Kelley B.

    Was a great presentation. I even had a chance to practice saying 'not yet' today and limit my personal WIP.

    May 30, 2014

  • Bruce N.

    Great presentation! Eric made it very interactive and engaging to illustrate the points of WIP and was more than willing to dig deeper into concepts to make sure everyone walked away with a better understanding and steps they can begin to work on.

    May 30, 2014

  • Jamie W.

    Good presentation. Very good food. Thanks. Sorry I had to leave so quickly.

    May 30, 2014

  • Steven V.

    Don't forget to join us this Thursday! Our speaker is Eric Willeke from Rally Software. Rally is also providing food and giving away a Google Chromecast!

    RSVP if you haven't already please.

    May 27, 2014

  • CP M.

    Location ??

    April 25, 2014

    • Steven V.

      We're still working that out, but I wanted everyone to have the chance to reserve the dare on their calendars. We'll update the invite once the location is confirmed.

      April 25, 2014

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