Mary Poppendieck Comes to Ann Arbor

by Stout

As the software industry in Michigan continues to blossom in 2010, Stout Systems in conjunction with Ann Arbor Women in Computing, is lucky to be able to bring one of the great leaders of the Lean Software Revolution to Ann Arbor, Mary Poppendieck.

Three time author, speaker and trainer, Mary Poppendieck has a long career helping companies produce great software.  After retiring from 3M in 1998, Mary started helping software companies around the world adopt the lean patterns that have been so successfully applied in Manufacturing.  In 2003 she published her first of now three books on Lean: "Lean Software:  An Agile Toolkit."  Focusing on the process of developing software, not necessarily on the code itself, Mary gives teams the tools and techniques to analyze, understand and continuously improve their software delivery.  In her third book "Leading Lean Software Development" (2010), Mary is teaching leaders how to continuously improve their organizations ability to consistently produce great software.

On Tuesday April 20th, Mary is going to lead a group of us in an interactive environment where we'll work on real business problems.  She'll help us learn, apply, and practice some of the important techniques that have helped so many other software organizations achieve software success.  If you're involved in producing great software (and not necessarily a software developer), then please join us on April 20th from 2:30 - 5:30 pm.

:  2:30 - 5:30 pm, April 20th, 2010.
Where: Marr Professional Development, 501 Avis Drive, Ann Arbor 48108
Who: Anyone who is involved in the software development process, from software executives to front line support.
Cost:  $25.00 (All Proceeds go to Ann Arbor Women in Computing)
Signup: AWC Event Page
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