Dragos DumitriuAgile Practice Director for CC Pace and Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer and Kanban Coach
Dragos’ fascination with computers began at age sixteen when he assembled his first Sinclair computer from a mail order kit. Video output was to a television set and programs were loaded from an audio tape. Curious minded, he wanted to understand the “magic” of that audio tape so he learned BASIC and started writing programs for fun on… paper as it was all he had in then communist Romania. After immigrating to the US and completing a BS in Management of Information Systems, he got into IT in 1999. He worked in every lifecycle phase of software development, consulting, training and IT operations for global companies in fields including banking, technology, CRM, and consulting. His innovative work at Microsoft ten years ago paved the road for what is known today as Software Kanban Systems. The story is described in chapter 4 of David Anderson’s book Kanban, Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business. Today, Kanban is being used worldwide as a method to identify and eliminate constraints and waste while dramatically improving workflows for knowledge workers. Dragos experience includes building, leading and coaching large engineering and operations teams both onshore and offshore. He has held training and consulting roles for Siebel, Microsoft, and the Lean Kanban University in over 300 engagements worldwide. Currently he manages the Agile training and consulting practice for CC Pace, a business and IT consulting company headquartered in Fairfax, VA. @netheart
Learn Kanban Essentials in a New York Minute
Location:Roebling/GleasonDuration:Full DayAbstract:Are you in a software development role and find the demands overwhelming and the process chaotic? Are your customers saying your team takes too long to deliver or that they have no idea what your team is busy doing? Do you have a growing backlog with requests months to years old? Are people with critical skills not available when you need them? Do you feel like priorities are changing all the time? On top of your ever-growing delivery workload, are you able to develop the capabilities of your team? Kanban uses an easy to adopt approach for individuals, teams, and programs to manage and improve the delivery of work (services) to customers. You will learn core concepts and will practice the design of a Kanban system via group exercises, practical examples, and engaging classroom type teaching. You will also learn how to use Kanban to reduce work delivery times, prioritize demand based on team capacity, reduce firefighting and minimize the negative effects of unplanned work. You will also see how within months of using Kanban systems, teams worldwide observe that cycle times, quality, trust with customers and team morale improve significantly. The course is based on the theory outlined in David Anderson’s book Kanban, Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business.