Agile Development and Lean Transformation, a Practical Guide

When:  May 9, 2024 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Seattle Section

Change is only valuable if it is implemented in a way that assures lasting improvement. Also, long, large scope milestone-driven projects inevitably fail to live up to expectations. Agile Development provides a way for largescale system development to avoid this pitfall. But what of Lean? Typically, Lean takes an incremental approach to improvement, or Continuous Improvement, to implement change. But what do you do when your organization needs an order of magnitude (or larger) improvement?

Peppered with real-life experiences, this presentation will start by providing a grounding in the fundamentals of both Agile Development and Lean. It will then present how to use Lean to design transformational process improvement. Next, we explore how Agile Development principles can be applied to closing the gap between current and future state processes, yielding measurable interim, and lasting final, performance improvement. In addition, the impact of this approach on managing change will also be discussed.

Dinner and Presentation—$15. Registration ends the night before on 5/08/24 at 9:00PM.

Web-Based Connection—$0.00. Registration ends the night before on 5/08/24 at 9:00PM.

Register to Attend: Click Here

Additional resources 

These readings delve deeper into various aspects of continuous improvement, agile methodologies, and transitioning from traditional to agile approaches. They provide valuable insights and case studies that can enhance our understanding and enrich our discussions.

  1. Case Study: Enabling Transformation With Continuous Improvement

  2. Case Study: Leaning Into Agile

    • Link: Leaning Into Agile
    • Learn about the benefits and challenges of adopting agile methodologies in different organizational contexts through this insightful case study.
  3. Article: Transitioning From Waterfall to Agile: The Test Team Perspective

  4. Article: One Good Idea: Agile Quality


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