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Lean Development

How to apply lean principles in different development environments

Location: Your office

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am ET

Fee: $295.00


Software development has a lot in common with product development: both involve bringing ideas to life through cycles of discovery. Great software, like any great product, stems from a deep understanding of a customer problem joined with a novel application of technology to solve that problem.

Mary Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit and Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash, and a leading authority on Lean Principles, is hosting an audio session that will compare and contrast Lean Software Development with Lean Product Development.

During this session Mary Poppendieck will explain how:

  1. software development is different than hardware development
  2. key features of lean software development that can be used in hardware development
  3. key features of lean hardware development that can be used in software development
  4. integration of hardware and software in the same product development program

This is a rare opportunity to learn powerful new approaches for applying lean methods in product development. Mary, a seasoned leader in both operations and new product development, brings a fresh perspective to this field.

Session Leaders

Mary PoppendieckMary Poppendieck

Poppendieck LLC

Mary Poppendieck has been in the Information Technology industry for thirty years. She has managed solutions for companies in several disciplines,including supply chain management, manufacturing systems, and product development.

As a seasoned leader in both operations and new product development, she brings a practical, customer-focused approach to software development problems. As Information Systems Manager at the 3M Hutchinson plant, Mary first encountered the Toyota Production System, which later became known as Lean Production. She was instrumental in implementing one of the early Just-in-Time systems in 3M, which resulted in dramatic improvements in the plant’s performance. She subsequently led new product development teams, commercializing products ranging from digital controllers to 3M Light Fiber™.

A popular writer and speaker, Mary’s classes on managing software development offer a fresh perspective on project management. Her book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit, was published in 2003 and won the Software Development Productivity Award in 2004. A sequel, Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash, was published in 2006.

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