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Sept 20th meeting - LEAN and Kanban at Cerner (previously Seimens SMS )

September 20, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
WIP Guidelines – A Critical Tool for FlowDescriptionSetting and adhering to Work in Progress (WIP) Limits is a proven technique for ensuring quality and achieving project dates. At the same time, setting and adhering to WIP Limits is a challenge that many teams find difficult. Teams often focus on the effect on cycle time, but in reality there are many other hidden costs of too much WIP. Things like lower quality, costly context switching, building on top of large amounts of untested code, hidden flow inefficiencies and process flaws are a few of these hidden costs.This session will review the challenges teams face related to WIP limits. WIP guidelines will be discussed and clarified. Suggestions on how to establish WIP Limits, and when/how to change limits will be offered. We’ll explore how the costs affect individuals, teams and the program. Finally, we’ll review some key metrics used to track WIP and help teams improve their flow efficiency.- An Agile Haiku -New ideas wash over…See More
Luke Brown is now a member of Agile Philly
John Voris updated an event

Nov 15th meeting - Transforming to SAFe at Cerner ( preivously known as Seimens SMS )

November 15, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Topic:  A local financial institution SEI Investments and their transformation to SAFe. Meeting Night:  Will be sometime around Nov 17th- - - - - - - -We have an opening for a Food Sponsor for this meeting- - - - - - - - - -More to follow- An Agile Haiku -- Called -- The Meeting Placeholder - - - - - -Agile Philly webpages of EventsMy placeholders with Haiku’sNot perfect.  But Good Enough..See More
Matt Walker is now a member of Agile Philly


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Meetings are monthly. Get meeting reminders by joining here.  

  • Our events are Free, and Evening Meetings in the Western Suburbs are usually on the Third Tuesday and  usually begin at 6:30 pm.  A sample agenda would be:
    • 6:30-7:00 pm: Eat & Greet & Network
    • 7:00-8:20 Main Topic/Speaker
    • 8:20-8:30 Q & A , Pack-Up, More Networking
  • When we meet in Center City, our timeline may adjust (there's a $5 evening rate for Parking near the Municipal Services Building, at 15th & Vine):
    • 6-6:30pm: Eat & Greet with members of multiple usergroups
    • 6:30-8:20pm: AgilePhilly meeting (concurrent with other groups' meetings)
    • 8:20-9pm: Networking with everyone
  • Our AgilePhilly events are those with the Liberty Bell Logo.  And center-city-downtown is the logo of Big Buildings - APCD But we often cross-post other User Group events in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and Jersey area. . . PB&J . . . and others, so tell us of your event to list here alongside ours.
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