Lean Six Sigma Network – March
March 5, Cedar Rapids – Agile versus Lean: There’s Really No Versus Nate Adams from NewBoCo will be leading March’s discussion: “In the last few years, I’ve talked to people at manufacturing companies with mature Lean implementations who are abandoning Lean for Agile. When asked why, they said that Lean just wasn’t solving all the issues that they’d hoped it would, and they had heard good things about Agile. The sad thing about this is that they’re likely to feel the same pain with Agile in several years.
As mindsets (and that’s what they are), Lean and Agile are cousins of a sort; they share a lot of the same roots. While similar, however, the practices created around these mindsets are focused on solving different problems. It turns out for most organizations, the question isn’t which is the right one, but instead, which should be used to solve a given problem.
In this talk, we’ll explore how these two mindsets are related, how they differ, and what kinds of problems each was designed to solve. Finally, we’ll talk about why your organization’s toolbox should contain Lean AND Agile, not or.”
When: March 5 ( first Tuesday of every month – add it to your calendar)
Time: 7:30-9 a.m.
Location: Vault Coworking & Collaboration Space, 415 12th Ave SE #201, Cedar Rapids, IA 5240 map
Registration: Registration is not required but greatly encouraged so that we can plan accordingly. Thank you! Register with Eventbrite
The Lean Six Sigma network’s purpose is to create an opportunity for those that practice Lean, Six Sigma and other improvement philosophies to share their knowledge; and for those that are considering the methodologies to learn through questioning and relationships with practitioners.