Thursday, April 10, 2008

May Scrum Breakfast in Zürich: Lean Software Development

Scrum is a successful project management framework, as the talks by Marcello Leonardi, Jiri Lundak and Patrick Weiss have clearly shown. But why? And what is the connection between Scrum and success as a company? The next two Scrum Breakfasts are dedicated to these questions.

On May 7, I will present Lean Software Development: the optimal Route from Concept to Cash.

The path from Concept to Cash can be long and risky. Delays, wrong decisions, budget problems, customer acceptance, bigger and faster competition. The list of risks seam endless but, it is in fact possible to develop successful systems and products.

Toyota developed what is now known as Lean Production and Lean Product Development. Properly applied, these assure optimal Fitness for Use and optimal efficiency in production. This combination of product quality, market fitness and low cost is largely responsible for Toyotas rise to the top of the auto industry.

This talk will close the circle between corporate agility and competitiveness at the strategic level and Scrum and Agile Software Developement at the operational level. You will find out how to use Scrum to apply the concepts developed by Toyota to improve your competitiveness and agility.

Date: 7 May 2008 (always the first Wednesday of the Month)
Time: Doors open at 8.00am, conclusion 10.00am.
The talk starts at 8.35 (so that you can come by train at 8.30 and still be on time).
Location: namics ag, Konradstrasse 12, CH-8005 Zürich

The talk will be held in German.

Attendance is free and our sponsor namics provides the coffee, gipfeli (croissants) and orange juice. To register, just send me a private message or better register on xing.

The Scrum Breakfast in Zürich is a monthly exchange of information around Scrum. The breakfast offers discussion, information and hands-on experience to CIO's, executive and operational project managers. The Scrum Breakfast takes place the first Wednesday of each month.

The program starts with a short presentation about on an in interesting topic around Scrum. Then follows a moderated discussion among the participants to encourage an exchange of know-how and experiences.