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Waterloo Agile Lean June P2P

June 13, 2012
What? : LSSC (Lean Systems Society Conference)
LSSC (Lean Systems Society Conference) is an annual major international conference, generating cutting-edge ideas in methods, processes and organization of software and systems engineering and knowledge work in general. Smaller than Agile20xx in terms of attendance, LSSC combines a concentrated talk program with many self-organized events and is an intense learning experience. If you’re into Agile or interested in improving agility of your technology organization or building a successful technology business, this conference is an event you should pay attention to. The 2012 conference just took place in Boston on May 13-16 (the program is available at Alex was fortunate to attend it and would like to share the experience with you.
In this talk, Alex will bring the audience up to date on:
– what LSS is, the breadth of disciplines it covers, and its two major sub-organizations: the Lean-Kanban University and the Limited WIP Society.
– impressions from the keynotes by Steven Spear (a five-time Shingo Prize winner), Greg Howell and Yochai Benkler.
– the Brickell Key award (the main prize in lean software and systems engineering) and the accomplishments of this year’s winners and nominees (nomination is actually a big prize in itself). This year was the first time one of the nominees was Canadian – can you name him?
– highlights from the conference’s main stage, which featured talks by, among others, David J. Anderson, Michael Kennedy, Mary Poppendieck and Don Reinertsen
– highlights from the open-space Lean Camp and conference tracks: Learning Organizations (Steve Denning, Jeff Anderson), Kanban, Risk Management and Systems Engineering.
When?: Tuesday June 26th, 2012 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Where?: The Communitech Hub 151 Charles Street West, Suite 100, Kitchener, ON (Matrix & Atlas Rooms)
Who?: Alexei Zheglov, Senior Software Developer at Desire2Learn

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