Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
Noblis Reston Headquarters
2002 Edmund Halley Drive
Reston, VA, 20191
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About the Program
Agile practices are sweeping through the project management industry. Agile is being used in industries as varied as software development to organizational leadership and news reporting. Agile projects are 4-times more likely to be successful than traditional waterfall projects, according to the Standish Group.
Lean and Kanban practices are at the heart of many Agile practices. These practices are most often associated with Toyota’s manufacturing model. However, they are broadly applicable to project management.
In “Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work,” Alan Zucker demonstrates how we can better manage our projects by using these techniques. Participants will:
• Participate in a hands-on exercise that demonstrates reducing the amount of work going through the system actually increases output and value;
• Recognize the 8-types of waste that are part of our lives as knowledge workers; and
• Learn the basics to set-up and maintain a Kanban board, as well as conduct an effective daily stand-up.
These practices will improve how you manage your projects work. Implementing the Kanban board and daily-ups will:
• Improve transparency to the team’s work and its status;
• Increase individual accountability to assigned tasks; and
• Promote collaboration among team members.
About the Speaker
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.
In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his passion for and experience with project management. Project Management Essentials provides advisory consulting and training to clients across the United States. Clients include Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the American Petroleum Institute, and several PMI Chapters.
Alan is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.
Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.
About the Sunrise Valley Luncheons
The Sunrise Valley Luncheon Series (formerly the Fairview Park Luncheon Series) is held at Noblis. Noblis has recently relocated its headquarters office to Reston, VA at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive. There is no charge for these events and the event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to the event if they wish! Networking begins at 11:30am and the presentation runs from 12:00noon - 1:00pm. Non-Noblis visitors are required to show a picture ID to gain entrance to the facility. Please contact Bill Morris (email@example.com) or King Chau (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding this event.