January Lunch & Learn
"Improving Projects, Products, and Services by combining Agile and Lean to achieve Operational Excellence."
"Are you delivering the most valuable outcomes for your most important customers? How do you know? How much effort is wasted during product development and implementation? How much time and money is that costing you? How would you know? How can you minimize rework and scrap caused by miscommunication and mistakes made along the way?
Every organization everywhere is pursuing Operational Excellence, although they may not have the vocabulary for it. Join us for a decomposition of the overarching concepts that define Operational Excellence and the enabling techniques to achieve it within your environment."
Mike has worked in many areas of the software industry since 1987. He has extensive experience managing and performing many aspects of modern software engineering in Medical, Financial, and Manufacturing environments.
With a degree in Information Systems and Technologies from Weber State University and over thirty years of industry experience, he has worked and consulted locally for both small and large companies in and near Salt Lake City, UT. He has managed large teams of software developers, project managers, software testers, data-base administrators and produced separate enterprise software applications that have been used in over 2500 banking branch sites, 600 medical clinics, and multiple distribution offices in 12 countries.
He has studied with the best industry thinkers of our time, and his work has taken him all over the US, to Europe and the South Pacific. He has studied Agile with Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, and Alistair Cockburn, the creator of the Crystal Method. Early in his career he worked as a consultant for Zions Bankcorporation, Beehive Clothing, and the LDS Church. He served for a number of years as the VP of Software Development for Chartlogic, a Utah-based medical software company, where he oversaw the technology growth and management of medical software installations from 200 to 600 clinics nationwide. Later, he served as the VP of Software Development and Database Administration for Select Portfolio Servicing, a Utah based $30 Billion mortgage servicing provider. Mike has taught, as an adjunct professor, for the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, and Neumont College of Computer Science.
Mike is a certified John C. Maxwell Leadership Trainer, Mentor, and Coach, a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA), an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), is certified in ITIL v3, is a Certified ScrumMaster, a Certified Product Owner, and a Certified Scrum Professional.
Mike is the author of the book The Stable Framework™ and founded Red Rock Research, a Utah-based software development best practices training and services provider. He teaches many of the certification classes associated with his name, above.
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