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Course - Mary Poppendieck Nov 8 & 9, San Jose

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  • gabby_robertson
    For people in the Bay Area or keen travellers the following course may be of interest - although not strictly on Agile usability Mary speaks a lot about
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2004
      For people in the Bay Area or keen travellers the following course may
      be of interest - although not strictly on Agile usability Mary speaks
      a lot about defining how to get maximum business value and I've found
      her ideas have been very helpful at work when deciding what features
      should go into a product:

      Mary Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development: An Agile
      Toolkit is running a 2 day course in San Jose on November the 8th and
      9th. Mary is an amazing speaker and is limiting the course to 30
      people only. SD Forum is also offering a discount if you sign-up
      before October the 25th.

      You can register at http://www.sdforum.org/lean. (The link is a little
      quirky so hit reload if it comes up with a broken image link).

      More blurb from the site:

      Lean Software Development author Mary Poppendieck is offering a 2 day
      intensive course aimed at IT professionals to increase the
      productivity, quality and the speed of development. Using the
      principles she's spent decades honing at innovative companies such as
      3M you will learn how to:

      * Identify the 20% of software development effort that delivers 80% of
      the value
      * Eliminate the real waste in software development
      * Increase quality and decrease cost through a learning-centric process
      * Reduce unnecessary complexity and improve organizational decision making

      This program is designed for software development practitioners who
      are searching for ways to improve the value delivered to their
      organizations. It will be particularly useful to those who are looking
      for tools and practices hat they can quickly put to use.

      Speaker Bio
      Mary Poppendieck

      Mary Poppendieck, a Cutter Consortium consultant, is a seasoned new
      product development expert with more than 25 years' of IT experience.
      She has led teams implementing Deming-inspired lean manufacturing
      solutions in enterprise supply chain management and digital media, and
      built one of 3M's first Just-in-Time production systems. As president
      of Minnesota-based Poppendieck LLC, she brings her trademark humor and
      plain-spoken wisdom to development teams seeking to hone their
      innovative power. Her book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
      (Addison-Wesley, 2003), which brings lean techniques to software
      development, won the Software Development Productivity award in 2004.

      Event Logistics
      SDForum Center
      111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
      San Jose, CA 95113
      8:30am - 9:00am Registration/Continental Breakfast
      9:00am - 5:00pm Program

      $600.00 SDForum Members
      $600.00 Ealry Bird Discount for Non-members until Oct 25, 2004
      $700.00 Non-member price after Oct 25, 2004

      To register by phone please call (408) 494-8378. To register on-line,
      please visit http://www.sdforum.org/lean.

      For questions about the workshop, email Gabrielle Benefield
      (gabbyb@...) or Rand Bradley (rbradley@...).
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