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Agile Philly Center City - Bob Schatz - Roots of Agile

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Agile Philly Center City - Bob Schatz - Roots of Agile

Time: July 29, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, The Wanamaker Building
Street: 100 Penn Square
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA
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Phone: 484-857-2490
Event Type: agile
Organized By: Greg Robinson
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2015

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Bob Schatz will be giving a talk about the "Roots of Agile" and focusing on Deming's 14 points.  Bob may also go through an activity used to teach companies in Japan.  

Agile History Series 

Many people involved in the agile practices community are unaware that much of what they’re doing is not really new. Sure, agile practices have been most prevalent since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. However, the roots of agile go much further back in history. The true father of these approaches was a man named W. Edwards Deming. Deming has a very interesting background as the person that taught the Japanese the core concepts of statistical process control and continuous improvement techniques. Companies that are know as the innovators in Lean, including Toyota, Honda, Sony, and Panasonic actually learned these techniques from Deming. His visits to Japan to teach the industrial leaders how to rebuild after WWII began in 1950. One of the core tenants of these teachings that finally hit the US in the 1980’s was Deming’s 14 Points for Management. In this talk, I will review Deming’s history, review the 14 Points for Management, conduct the famous Red Bead Experiment with participants, and discuss the connection to what we’re all doing today. One of the most important aspects of moving forward with change is understanding the past. 

Bob Schatz is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and founder/CEO of Agile Infusion, LLC.

This event will be held at CHOP

The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19102
8th Floor

The food sponsor for this event is IntegriChain


For detailed directions, click here.

Hope to see you there!

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Comment by Greg Robinson on July 28, 2015 at 5:12pm

Hi all - CHOP's security personnel need all names for this event first thing tomorrow morning.  The final list will be pulled at 9am.  Anyone who RSVP's after 9AM on 7/29 will not be able to get in.

RSVP's are also used to help us gauge how much food to purchase for the event, so please make sure your status is correct.  Thank you.

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