XPToronto: Lean Project Management – Oxymoron or Possible?

Over time the Project Management community has strived to build repeatability and predictability in project delivery for organizations. In doing so many of these Project Management Offices have created an environment filled with the stench of control, process and inefficiency. So how did a movement with such good intent transition to being a burden in many organizations?

Lean Project Management provides far greater value to an organization, over a focus on strong repeatable processes. In this session, presented by Mike Edwards, we’ll explore the areas of People, Product and Processes to identify how your organization operates. Then we’ll explore what it means to be lean with your project management practices.

As with anything in Agile & Lean there is no one-sized fits all answer. Through this session we will look at how your organization manages the work, and through real stories explore a better approach. Project Management is not going away anytime soon as they could be providing a valuable function in many organizations. As a community if we look at these things in the right light we can transform and rock our world!

Mike Edwards has been working more than 25 years in the IT and business worlds. Mike has spent the past 15 years leading teams of all shapes and sizes. When Mike stumbled across Lean and Agile several years ago it rocked his belief system and forever changed how he viewed our work. However, the bridge between teams and management is wrought with broken boards and weak supports. As a founding member of LeanIntuit, Mike now focuses on building stronger bridges between these important groups, and helping organizations find a new path forward.

Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013 – 7 PM

Location: Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room
205, 245 Church St., Toronto

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