Oct 4th: Introduction to Lean Software Development and Value Stream Mapping by Mikko Korkala

Lean Software Development originated from lean manufacturing principles applied to the software development domain. Value Stream Mapping, a lean practice can be used to identify the flow of information and tasks required to bring a product or feature to the customer. Mikko will discuss the origins of Lean Software Development as well as identify similarities and differences between Agile and Lean principles. As well, Mikko will demonstrate a Value Stream Mapping exercise, along with further reading, in hopes that you’ll take the information to incorporate lean principles and practices into your organization.

Mr. Mikko Korkala is a research scientist in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Processing Science and is working on his Ph.D. on customer communication in distributed agile development. He has previously worked at the Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland and as a software engineer. In addition to research, he has provided agile trainings for 400+ software professionals, has provided several agile and Lean Software Development workshops and has given agile talks both in Finland and abroad. He has also worked as an onsite agile coach for management and development teams in a large software company and has participated in outlining agile processes for software companies.

ICT 122

6:00 - 6:30 Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 Presentation