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Partner Event- Agile New England: Blending Craftsmanship, Systems Thinking & Lean in Agile Practices
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When: February 6, 2014
From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Road
Reservoir Place, 3rd floor
Waltham, Massachusetts  02451
Contact: David Grabel

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Building Quality In:
Blending Craftsmanship, Systems Thinking, and Lean into Agile Practices

How much do our natural and habitual patterns of linear thinking unintentionally limit our improvements? Agile approaches have helped us be more responsive to change. But many Agile implementations are still stuck in very linear plan-design-implement-test cycles. Can we go far farther in rearranging our work? Can we cast our net of change more broadly to truly transform our organizations?

This session will examine the patterns and benefits of flipping our thinking, from the implementation to the organization. It will draw on sources from software craftsmanship, systems thinking, lean manufacturing, Lean Startup, Net Promoter System, and more to stimulate ideas to improve our organizations. 

About the Speaker:

Stephen Vance (@StephenRVance) has served in most roles in the software product development process across a wide range of industries and technologies. For the last several years, he has focused on coaching teams in Lean and Agile approaches to development and testing as a practitioner, manager and consultant. He is currently an independent Agile coach consulting to Zipcar. He has consulted, trained, and presented internationally and is the author of Quality Code: Software Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns, available through Addison-Wesley.


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