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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, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2017

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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 a series on Lean and Kanban

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 using Kanban boards with defined WIP Limits.

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

Link to Powerpoint Slides for Expert

Link to Powerpoint Slides for Everyone

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 ?

Learn more methods for teams to choose the method that fits their needs.

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 ?

Bob discusses the benefits and challenges of each technique, the situations when one technique fits better than another.

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 is also a PartTime Faculty member at Penn State Great Valley.

Cerner has offered to host this at their facility in 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 topic with 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 in Sept 2016

Charlie Vallet and Joe Berner – WIP Guidelines are Critical

For Spring, 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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