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Lean and Kanban for Experts and Everyone

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Lean and Kanban for Experts and Everyone

Time: March 21, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Cerner (previously known as Seimens SMS )
Street: Valley Stream Blvd
City/Town: Malvern
Event Type: split, meeting, lean, monte, carlo, predicting
Organized By: John Voris
Latest Activity: Mar 21

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Event Description

Split Two-Topic Meeting on Kanban and Lean Topics

In the Experts Corner, For the Advanced, we have

Charlie Villare and Joe Berner demonstrating their Monte Carlo simulation tool that predicts delivery probability. This is part 3 in our series on Lean and Kanban

In this Part 3 of a series, Charlie Vallet and Joe Berner talk on Predicting Delivery with Probablity from a Monte Carlo Simulation Method

The tool is ScrumSim v2 from

The Expert Corner is for those already practicing Kanban boards with defined WIP Limits.

And reference our AgilePhilly friend Dan Vacanti for more on WIP grooming.

For the rest of us geared toward Beginners, Intermediates, and anyone in general who want more than learning about one tool, Bob Marini presents

Traditional, Scrum, Lean, Kanban - what's best for my organization and team ?

We have come a long way from the time when we only had one way to execute on our projects. More methods have grown to allow teams to select the method that best fits their needs. But which method is best?

Contrary to common belief, the traditional waterfall method of running projects is alive and well. So what are the unique benefits of using Traditional, Scrum, Lean, Kanban approaches to projects ? Why is one approach better than another for a given project or organization ?

In his session, Bob will discuss the benefits and challenges of each technique, the situations when one technique may fit better than the others, and offer suggestions on how to get started if you want to experiment with another technique.

Bob Marini ( MBA, MS, PMP, CSM) has 30+ years in IT and 11 years in Agile, Scrum and Kanban.
As Developer, R&D Manager, Testing Mgr and Implementor, he has leveraged these roles into being PartTime Faculty at Penn State Great Valley.

Cerner has offered to host this at their facility where we will have two separate ballrooms. We will split into two groups after we share our pizza and our mingle time. Food sponsor for this event is

Previous presentations:

Part 1 was Joel Chew - Introduction to Lean Concepts

A good topic, one that may have implications for not just developers, but OPS and customer support as well.
Techniques we borrow from manufacturing as to “How to look with Lean eyes” at existing, repeated processes use:

Value Flow Mappings
Tracer Bullets
Pull Methodology

Part 2 was in Sept 2016

Charlie Vallet and Joe Berner – WIP Guidelines are Critical

For the warm season, two Agile Haikus celebrating the first day of Spring- with the SPRING EQUINOX occurring March 20, 6:29 A.M. EDT

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Spring at Last ! Flowers poke

Upstarts , ETE , Lean Coffee

Juices the mind.

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Winter is released.

Spring App Refactored. God's time-

boxed iterations.

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