Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scrum Breakfast/September Introduction to Lean and Agile

Usually I moderate the monthly Scrum Breakfast and leaving the speaking to rotating volunteers. As the Lean Agile Scrum Conference in Zurich takes place next week, I thought an introduction to the basic topics and current trends in project (and company!) management would be an optimal warm-up to the conference. So I am going to take the floor with an

Introduction to Lean and Agile

As a Project Manager, Software Engineer, Line Manager, Business Analyst, Developer, Tester you have probably heard a lot about Lean and Agile. Perhaps you are using some of the major practices, like Scrum, Kanban or Extreme Programming (XP). Why all the hype? Is this just hype, or is a more profound change happening which is driving companies to a leaner, more agile approach to creating value and developing software?

This talk will give your an overview of the current trends in Management and Engineering Practices, in particular as they relate to software product development.
  • What are Lean and Agile?
  • What are the primary practices of each?
  • What are the challenges and failure modes of each?
After attending this talk, you should understand how Lean and Scrum relate to each other, how are they different and what you should watch out for when implementing them in your company.

Registration, Coffee & Gipfeli
Talk & Discussion 
Networking, Coffee & Informal Discussion
Free Coaching! Bring a problem or help with the solution! 3x 20 Minute Sessions in the coaching room.

Time, Location, Registration:
  • Date: Wednesday, 1 September 2010
  • Location: SwissICT, Vulkanstrasse 120, 8048 Zurich (above the Jeep-Dealership).
  • Registration through the SwissICT
  • The LAS core team will meet from 11.00 to 12.30. Interested people are more than welcome!
P.S. If you are not yet a member, please support the SwissICT and become a member! They provide the venue, coffee and gipfeli without charge so this can stay a free event.