ALN - September: "Stop Delivering Software"

    September 20, 2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Sysco Corporation
    1390 Enclave Parkway
    Houston, TX
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    This meeting is in partnership with ALN Houston Chapter.



    Mary & Tom Poppendieck

    Hemant Elhence is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Synerzip. He founded Synerzip in 2004 to address the R&D expansion challenges faced by venture-backed software companies, specifically in their growth stage. He identified the need to create a dedicated tailored software development team with cutting-edge software skills that could significantly enhance the capacity and capabilities of each client’s in-house team. He recognized that dovetailing the client’s team with Synerzip’s India based team could significantly reduce time to market using Agile principles, and save companies millions of dollars in development costs. Through this collaborative approach, based on Agile principles, Synerzip is able to forge long-term loyal relationships with its clients and also with its employees.

    Hemant’s vision for Synerzip began to take form at i2 Technologies where he leads a portfolio of software products while managing distributed product teams spread across multiple cities in the U.S. and India. Prior to i2, Hemant was with McKinsey & Company where he gained intimate knowledge of the challenges numerous blue-chip clients faced with operations and business strategies. Prior to joining McKinsey, Hemant was a management consultant with TRG, a boutique strategy consulting firm in Boston. TRG focused on product/market strategy work for growing technology companies. Hemant started his career as a software developer with Digital Equipment Corporation in Hudson, Massachusetts.

    Hemant holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, MSEE from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and BSEE from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi.

    Mary Poppendieck has been in the Information Technology industry for over thirty years. She has managed software development, supply chain management, manufacturing operations, and new product development. She spearheaded the implementation of a Just-in-Time system in a 3M video tape manufacturing plant and led new product development teams, commercializing products ranging from digital controllers to 3M Light Fiber™.

    Mary is a popular writer and speaker, and coauthor of the book Lean Software Development, which was awarded the Software Development Productivity Award in 2004. A sequel, Implementing Lean Software Development, was published in 2006 and Leading Lean Software Development in 2009, and The Lean Mindset in 2013.

    Tom Poppendieck has over 25 years of experience in computing including eight years of work with object technology. His modeling and mentoring skills are rooted in his experience as a physics professor. His early work was in IT infrastructure, product development, and manufacturing support, and evolved to consulting project assignments in healthcare, logistics, mortgage banking, and travel services.

    Tom holds a Ph.D. in Physics and has taught physics for ten years. He is the coauthor of the book Lean Software Development, which was awarded the Software Development Productivity Award in 2004. A sequel, Implementing Lean Software Development, was published in 2006, and Leading Lean Software Development in 2009 and The Lean Mindset in 2013.

     

    Topic Description:

    Stop thinking about the process of writing software as a delivery process and start thinking of it as a problem-solving process, a creative process. Time and again we encounter software delivery organizations – IT departments operating as cost centers and software firms working under contract – whose job it is to turn someone else’s requirements into delivered software. Agile practices have helped these organizations handle requirements in smaller batches, reduce work-in-process, and speed up delivery. But unfortunately, agile practices do not address the underlying problem: The very idea of a software delivery organization is flawed.

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    Parking:
    Please park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway).
    If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390. 


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