Stephen Parry Speaking at an event designed by engineers for engineers ALE2011 Berlin“Creating an Integrated ICT Value Stream Using Lean and Agile Thinking”
The IT function and Applications development organisations are well-placed to help organisations benefit fully from applying Lean principles. But success depends on aligning all the steps in the life-cycle value stream from definition, software development, deployment, support and retirement.
If you integrate Lean service and Agile development to support each other, you’ll be able to deliver the radical improvements in service, quality and development time that our current tough climate demands.
Major application development companies have to re-think their whole approach to work design, roles and responsibilities and measurement. In addition they need to re-think their whole approach to change and those responsible for change.
The talk will cover:
- new ways of working require new ways of thinking, especially management thinking.
- we consider the implications of adopting a Lean strategy and the impact this has on process, decision-making and management
- integrating Lean and Agile to make both scalable
- ensuring change “sticks” through mutual reinforcement between customers, staff and management.
Main Messages to take away:
- Demonstrate the value of IT and Software Development in business outcome and customer terms.
- Learn to see what waste looks like in IT and Software development operations
- Changing management thinking and perceptions.
The Agile Lean Europe (ALE) network is an open and evolving network of people (not businesses), with links to local communities and institutes. It helps people in European countries by spreading ideas and growing a collective memory of Agile and Lean thinking. And by exchanging interesting people with diverse perspectives across borders it allows beautiful results to emerge.
It will be an amazing event, with diverse and innovative speakers and with participants from all around Europe. It will take place in a great city, Berlin, on September 7-9, 2011.
ALE2011 will focus on the sharing knowledge principles and Agile/Lean European networking. To reach its goals, the (un) conference organisation under the following format :
The mornings will be opened by an one hour keynote, followed by 30 minutes talks in a few tracks. In early afternoon, several lightning talks will be presented. The selection of the lightning talks will be done via a lottery among the lightning talks proposed by the each of the participants. The afternoons are dedicated to Open Space sessions. So be prepared to give your lightning talk, you might be selected. We encourage participants to come to Berlin with their families and therefore there will be an alternative “spouses and kids” programme organised for them in the mornings and the afternoons and evenings will be planned so that we can all spend time together.
On Friday morning in parallel with the sessions, a coding DoJo facilitated by Jon Jaegger will take place
Friday afternoon will be dedicated to the retrospective and closing keynote.
Each participant will do a lightning talk to introduce himself, his assets and first future action to contribute to the ALE Network.