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Tuesday, July 29 • 10:45 - 12:00
WIP: A tragedy in 278 parts (Eric Willeke) FILLING

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The nature of the modern world pushes to us to do more, faster. This unrelenting pressure puts the people and teams that DO the work in a wonderful situation where they can indeed make everybody happy... if only they could do one. more. thing. Two clear choices emerge: start everything, or finish something.

This talk introduces three concepts critical to anybody who performs work: an understanding of flow and process efficiency, recognition of the tragedy of WIP, and insight to the cost of commitment. Each topic includes specific, immediately applicable advice on how to improve your throughput and reduce the stress associated with doing your work.

Anybody who governs or manages teams who do work will benefit from the simple guidance. You can quickly apply and use several simple exercises that show the impact of WIP and over-commitment.

After exploring the three key areas, we'll see if we have time for the other 275.

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Eric Willeke

Advisor: Enterprise Agility, CA Technologies
Eric Willeke is an experienced transformation consultant with deep Agile expertise and an extensive history of working with enterprise customers. Eric guides CA|Rally’s largest customers through their complex Agile adoption and transformation efforts, helping them build capability to sustainably and successfully deliver on the needs of their business. For more than a decade, his personal vision statement, “Helping everybody on a project sleep... Read More →

Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:45 - 12:00

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