Please join ASQ Charleston for our August 2022 General Membership Meeting!
Presenter: Hubert Smits,
Topic: Industrial Agile - principles, practices and examples.
Where: WebEx, Click here to register
When: Tuesday August 23rd, 6pm-7:30pm
Hubert holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eindhoven
University, and worked in software development in Europe for fifteen
years. In 2002 he became aware of agile software development and
signed the Agile Manifesto. He started working with the Scrum Founder
Ken Schwaber and he is a founding member of the Scrum Alliance. In 2005
he became a Certified Scrum Trainer, one of the first in the world. He also
worked extensively with Mary Poppendieck on the concepts of Lean
Product Development. Examples of the work he did as a management
consultant are the global Scrum implementation for AOL, a member of the BMC Software coaching team, and the lead consultant for the global implementation of Scrum for Cisco Voice Technology. Examples of articles he published are “Five Levels of Planning”, “Kinesthetic Coaching” and “Kinesthetic Training”. Together with Peter Borsella he organized the first Scrum for Industry conference, where the Charter for Product Development was written. Currently he is CTO at Big Orange Square, a company dedicated to implementing the Industrial Agile Framework in organizations like Maxar, Raytheon and Cobham.
Because complex delivery is where the agile principles excel, they can be used in the industrial arena where product delivery takes 5 years or more. Hubert has taken the principles and frameworks of agile & lean and applied them to industry, manufacturing and physical products. The core of the Industrial Agile FrameworkTM is simple: bring all relevant people together in a team, have the team deliver physical product early and often, inspect the product early and often, and steer the team and their work based on these inspections.
Simple – not easy. As a veteran in the agile world, he has observed a world of agile consultants who do not take responsibility for ensuring your success and who are not part of your project. Defining coaching as being a hands-on experience whereas part of your team, he works out problems with you in order for everyone to get the most worthwhile experience. With coaching, your teams learn new practices and embrace new thinking, steps in which they unlearn and get rid of muscle memory, and steps in which they learn to distinguish which old practices are good in the new framework.
Hubert has worked with startups, sometimes for years, he has worked with distributed teams, teams in the US, Europe, Middle East and the Far East, plus mixes of all of those countries, sometimes in a single team. Specific industrial experience includes electronics (CISCO Voice Technology), banking equipment (ARCA), and chip design & manufacturing (Cobham Semiconductor and Space Solutions). Hubert holds a Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Scrum Trainer certification. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.