Agile ways of working are taking the world by storm. "Methodologies" like Scrum, Kanban, The Lean Startup, and eXtreem Programing are being used with great success in IT companies of all sizes. These companies are reporting faster times to market, more flexibility, higher quality, and most importantly, more satisfied customers and employees.
Scrum, Kanban, Management 3.0, Lean, what do all these buzzwords mean?
Will it be of any use in your organisation?
If yours is like most IT organisations, you are suffering from very common issues:
- Constantly over budget
- Always late on the deliveries
- Low quality
- Long working hours
- Overworked staff
- Departments that don't work together
- Deliveries that don't satisfy your customers
This engaging and interactive session is designed to give you a brief overview and introduction to Agile and Lean concepts. It won't remedy any of these things for you overnight, but, it might start you down a path to doing so.
This session is equally useful for anyone looking to improve their organisation, whether they be highly technical, or completely non-technical.
Featured Speaker: Jeff Campbell
Jeff is an Agile Coach living in Gothenburg Sweden, but was born and raised on Cape Breton Island. He considers the discovery of Agile and Lean to be one of the most defining moments of his life, and considers helping others to improve their working life not to simply be a job, but a social responsibility. As an Agile Coach, he has worked with driving Agile transformations in organisations both small and large.
During his time as a Coach in one of the world’s largest telecom companies, Ercisson AB, one business unit was able to reduce their global lead time by 30% and their defects in production by 95%.
He is currently working with the Swedish Government and their Department of Motor Vehicles on systems that are used by the entire country of Sweden, and have a daily turnover of almost one million dollars. During his time with "trafikverket," quality, delivery speed, employee and customer satisfaction all increased substantially.
More locally, he has provided remote coaching to a team at Dalhousie University which became the first administrative unit at the university to use an Agile approach to projects.
Jeff is also involved in the Agile community outside of the work place. He is one of the founding members of Gothenburg Sweden’s largest Agile community, at 300+ members www.scrumbeers.com, a community run Agile discussion group. And also organises the annual conference www.brewingagile.org.
Date: July 25, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am (Atlantic Time)
Location: McInnes Cooper, 1300–1969 Upper Water, Halifax, NS B3J 3R7
*Refreshments will be provided.