Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work

Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work

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Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP

Founding Principal
Project Management Essentials

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Evoke Research and Consulting
671 North Glebe Rd, Ste 1600
Arlington, VA, 22203

Agenda and Cost:

Registration is complimentary.

Networking 11:30 - 12:00.

Registration closed as space is maxed out.

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.

Special Instructions: 

Bring your own lunch.

Evoke is located at 671 N Glebe Rd, Suite #1600, Arlington, VA, in the Ballston Mall. The Mall and the garage are currently under construction. Upon your arrival, park in the Ballston Mall Public Parking Garage at the corner of N. Glebe and N. Carlin Springs. Take the elevators down to the G1. There, you will walk out of the elevator and see two doors to your right; go through them into a short hallway. Follow the signs to the new pedestrian pathway that leads you towards Glebe Rd. Turn right on the corner of Glebe Road and go straight and you will see a sign for The Ballston Office Tower. Follow the sign to 671 N. Glebe Road. When in the building, the Security Guard on the left will badge you up to the 16th floor, Suite 1600. If you have questions call 571-298-4440.

Please note: upon entering the Ballston Office Tower, you will be required to sign in three separate times. First with the Ballston Tower security desk where they may ask for your identification. Second with Evoke’s front desk personnel. Then one final time for PMI-WDC when you enter Evoke’s main conference room to receive PDU credits. We understand this can be a lengthy process, but it is per Ballston Office Tower and Evoke’s policies

The Metro is the most convenient mode of transportation to Evoke Research and Consulting, LLC. We are two blocks from the Ballston Metro stop, which is on both the Orange and Silver lines. There is a covered walkway that runs from the Ballston Metro station to the Ballston Common Mall. Exit the metro station via the escalator and walk into the covered walkway. Continue towards the Ballston Mall Complex (currently under construction) via the covered pathway. The walkway will lead you to the front of the building on N.Glebe Road and you will find the Security Desk for Ballston Tower on your left.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Technical

About the Speaker

Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal


Alan Zucker was practicing Agile techniques well before the term was coined. In the early 1990s he employed the agile principles of collaboration, minimal documentation, to deliver a mission critical, mainframe application for the US Treasury. His agile skills were further honed during his years in the fast paced and dynamic telecommunications industry. He also played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a major financial institution; during this period, the number of annual production releases increased 4-fold, average release durations declined by two-thirds, and project management execution costs were cut in half.

In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. He provides Agile, DevOps, and traditional project management training. He also works closely with his clients as they transform their practices.

Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (ACP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Scale Agilist (SAFe 4.0 SA).

About the Ballston Local Community

PMIWDC is excited to announce a new Local Community: the Ballston Local Community hosted by Evoke Research and Consulting. The LC is a forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The LC sessions feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. The sessions are free and PMP attendees earn one PDU. Evoke is a management consulting firm that supports clients across the Federal government.

Please note: upon entering the Ballston Office Tower, you will be required to sign in three separate times. First with the Ballston Tower security desk where they may ask for your identification. Second with Evoke’s front desk personnel. Then one final time for PMI-WDC when you enter Evoke’s main conference room to receive PDU credits. We understand this can be a lengthy process, but it is per Ballston Office Tower and Evoke’s policies

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