Join us as noted speaker and Personal Kanaban author, Jim Benson, shares his thoughts with us...
We cannot be Software Craftsmen without being Process Craftsmen. Process is as malleable and prone to error as code. We write code, code evolves. So, too must our processes evolve. If they do not evolve, they devolve. There is no stasis.
Jim Benson will talk about continuous improvement, visualization, and limiting work-in-progress as the keys to designing and evolving processes that work for your situation. He will use real life examples of process devolution and its impact on individuals, teams, and companies. He will give tested and proven advice on how to begin your own continuous improvement journey. He will say funny things. He will say profound things.
Jim does not use power point. He will actually be talking to you and having a conversation with you.
About Jim Benson:
Jim Benson’s 24 years since university have seen him build light rail systems and neighborhoods as an urban planner, enterprise software and web sites for major government agencies as the co-owner of Gray Hill Solutions and, most recently, helping create better working environments for teams of all sizes as a Lean collaborative management consultant with Modus Cooperandi. The common thread throughout his history has been the community, collaboration, and problem solving.
Jim has worked with corporate, government, and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes. He helps clients create sustainable collaborative management systems. He and his company Modus Cooperandi combine Lean principles from manufacturing, Agile methodologies from software design, and the recent revolutions of cognitive psychology, as process and tool infrastructure. The key to making those tools work, however, is developing a culture that supports them.
Jim is the creator of Personal Kanban and a pioneer in the field of Lean Management. His book Personal Kanban is a global best seller. He is also a fellow in the Lean Systems Society and a 2012 winner of the Brickell Key Award.
He loves to eat and hates Powerpoint.
He is @ourfounder on Twitter.
6:30pm Doors open. Eat, drink and socialize.
7:00pm Welcome, Introductions. Presentation.
7:45pm Wrap-up / Q&A / Socialize