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Sunday
Aug232015

September Meeting: Agile Portfolio Management - Moving From a Focus on Delivery to Learning

Markets are full of uncertainties with ever-changing demands.  New products are entering the marketplace all the time.  These products cause severe turbulence and unexpected outcomes.

In this environment, companies must be selective about the products they choose to invest. However, most are still operating with a legacy mindset.  Their focus is on governance and compliance, not value and customer needs.

Companies who solely focus on improving practices and processes will not overcome these obstacles.  They must develop new ways to evaluate projects, meet changing market demands, and ensure the right product is being built.

Come listen to Chris as he shares how SEP is using Agile, Lean, Design Thinking and Lean Startup concepts to help clients improve decisions.  Hear how some simple tools have helped companies make smarter business decisions and take advantage of new opportunities.

Chris Shinkle is the Director of Innovation at Software Engineering Professionals (SEP). Since 1997, Chris has been a thought leader and initiator of new ideas and continuous improvement.

He introduced and led SEP’s adoption of Agile software development practices in 2004 as well as the adoption of Lean and Kanban in 2007. He has used these methods to lead large, complex projects, including military aircraft engine monitoring and maintenance systems and an FDA-regulated remote patient monitoring system.

He continues to leverage industry-leading techniques to train SEP engineers and coach clients across a variety of domains.Chris speaks at industry conferences across the United States promoting Lean and Kanban productivity.

Chris was an inaugural member of the Lean Systems Society Fellowship and Techpoint’s Tech 25. His dedication to the community was recognized in 2013 when he was named a Lean Kanban North America Brickell Key Award Nominee.

When: Thursday, 9/10

Networking: 5:30 - 6pm

Program: 6 - 7:30

PMP's this event counts as 1 PDU

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