Join us for a Dinner Event on September 19th, 2012 in Bakersfield
Topic: SCRUM + KanBan = SCRUMBan - Combining Lean Power
Speaker: Hugo Waigand, PMP & PMI-ACP
Date: Wed September 19, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 PM
Location: ESI Bakersfield, 6906 Downing Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Cost: $10.00 - PMI-4C Members
$15.00 - Non-Chapter Members
About the Presentation:
Earn 2 PDUs towards maintaining your current PMP or PMI-ACP certification, socialize with local professionals and learn about an interesting, powerful emerging hybrid of two lean value stream focused project and product management methodologies.
“SCRUM + KanBan = SCRUMBan - Combining Lean Power “ is a “Real Life” experience”. It will not pitch “new” over “old” or preach the “sins” of legacy Project Management but rather try to encourage mixing and matching creatively new lean methodologies as part of a Project Manager’s rich skill portfolio.
This step by step approach towards understanding Agile Project Management with SCRUM utilizing the lean workflow methodology introduced with KanBan will demonstrate how the combination of methodologies can help creating most powerful tool hybrids for successful project delivery. While SCRUM originated in software engineering, KanBan has its roots in the Toyota production process.
The presentation introduces into the basics of both SCRUM and KanBan and why and how merging two lean and Value Stream focused methodologies can make sense.
Business benefits utilizing those hybrid methodologies, such as shorter development cycles maintaining higher quality, strategic flexibility, deeper connection and alignment with markets and improved team morale can help leading to greater profitability, efficiency, and project success.
Demystifying terms and language participants will gain a clear understanding of SCRUM and KanBan and their creative combination. The presentation encourages “non-exclusive” thinking adopting parts and pieces of methodologies. Building more powerful hybrid frameworks tailored to project and environment rather than subscribing exclusively to and following religiously any prescribed method will be show cased.
About the Speaker:
Hugo Waigand has his roots in Holzkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, and graduated from a Technical High School in Wuerzburg with a major in Electronics, followed by fours years at the Technical University.
During the early days of his career, he started his own business as Computer Consultant and Systems Programmer managing many IT and Telco projects from "cradle to grave" and extending his initial "Army or One" to a thriving small business.
Loving military technology and especially everything that flies and growing up surrounded by bases of the U.S. Armed Forces, English became a natural second language. In 1998 he met his wife Rhonda - a Bakersfield native - gave up his company in Germany, moved half around the globe and was awarded U.S. citizenship in 2006.
He found employment with the carrot and vegtable giant "Grimmway Farms" as manager of their softwar development department where he and his team of six software engineers and one software tester design, develop and maintain the companies software solutions supporting all levels of technology and all departments trying to give and keep the company the "edge" to stay number one in the business.
Hugo holds a PMP and the brand new PMI-ACP certification as well as several major Software Engineering and Quality certifications.
He is also supporting as volunteer the new Agile Community of Practice at PMI and is the current regional director of a branch of the PMI-4C chapter for the Bakersfield/Kern County region that he co-founded in 2010.
As a private pilot he enjoys flying in his spare time, especially as Mission Command Pilot for Angel Flight West and as Search and Rescue Mission Pilot for Civil Air Patrol.
Our monthly dinner meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at ESI Bakersfield, 6906 Downing Ave., Bakersfield, CA. More information on monthly topic will be posted in the chapter newsletters.