9th August: Jon Terry, Scrumagilean (A Pragmatic Intro to Lean Principles) + Josh Lynas, Amigos (An Alternative Approach to Agile Analysis)

Post date: Aug 03, 2016 9:50:35 PM

Bio: Jon Terry is CEO of LeanKit. Before LeanKit, Jon held a number of senior IT positions with hospital-giant HCA and its logistics subsidiary, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. He was among those responsible for launching HCA’s adoption of Lean/Agile methods. Jon earned his Global Executive MBA from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and his Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional, a Certified Scrum Master, a Kanban Coaching Professional, is certified in the Lean Construction Institute’s Last Planner Method, and trained in the SAFe Lean Systems Engineering method. @Leankitjon LeanKit.com/blog

Jon Terry: Scrumagilean - a pragmatic intro to Lean principles

We all know that Agile is sweeping the project management world. Or is it Lean? Lean Agile? Scrum? Kanban? Scrumagilean, maybe? Jon Terry of LeanKit will discuss how these ideas relate to each other. How Lean principles provide the organizational framework to allow Agile to succeed beyond the team level. What the Kanban method really is. Hint: It's not just an alternative to Scrum for maintenance teams. And how you can use the data that Kanban provides for dramatically better forecasting and continuous improvement.

Bio: A Business Analyst with a passion for Agile. Josh joined Sky straight from the University of Leeds, and in the past 4 years has worked with a variety of teams and experienced the very different approaches and definitions of Agile that each team develops.

Josh Lynas: Amigos: An Alternative Approach to Agile Analysis

What is the Business Analyst role in an Agile team? A look at useful techniques to help teams engage with Agile.