Applying Lean Thinking to IT Projects

In today’s business climate, ”more-for -less” is becoming very important. Applying “Lean Thinking” promises to deliver business results by greatly increasing quality, throughput, and productivity for organizations. An understanding of “lean concepts” can be used by Project Managers to improve process and enable IT organizations to more efficiently and effectively …

The Lean Startup

The current macroeconomic climate presents unparalleled opportunities for those that can thrive with constrained resources. The Lean Startup is a practical approach for creating and managing a new breed of company that excels in low-cost experimentation, rapid iteration, and true customer insight. It uses principles of agile software development, open …

Embracing Kanban

During this session, we will take a practical look at how SEP introduced Kanban across the organization. Detailed examination of several specific projects will demonstrate the pitfalls, challenges, and results of applying Kanban. Finally, we will evaluate the cultural changes resulting from Kanban. During the session, we will * Characterize …

ChaMP

The ChaMP system demonstrates how a Kanaban board has been used for Sustained Engineering in an internal IT development group. This session is a case study in how the CI-AFR2 software group got started with David Anderson’s work with XIT and Corbis, and Corey Ladas work at Corbis. The group …