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DAY 4:  Agile Visual Problem-Solving Tools


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DAY 4 - Agile Visual Problem-Solving Tools

Ole Hopp

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 9:00 AM PST

Stacey Matrix and 5 Whys - Tackle the Real Problem

Session Summary

We often see a problem and start tackling it without thinking about the nature of it. Is it complicated? Or complex? Or is it simple? It is important to create a common understanding right at the beginning so that the methods being used to solve the problem really help and not decelerate the chosen process. The Stacey Matrix and the 5 Why questions are great and easy to use tools to pick the right methods at the beginning

Speaker Bio

I am a methodologist with a strong connection to agile practices. I like to focus on value and not on planning. The mindset of the people involved is more important to me than following processes.

Pamela Dukes

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 10:00 AM PST

Being Authentically Lean and Agile

Session Summary


Speaker Bio



LIVE SESSION: July 22th, Thursday, @ 11:00 AM PST


Allison Greco

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 12:00 PM PST

Improvement at the Speed of Pandemic

Session Summary

The COVID19 pandemic brought unprecedented change….at unprecedented speed. Faced with adversity, organizations were forced to rapidly change and to quickly adapt their processes and procedures. But that agility is not the norm.As continuous improvers, we typically complain about our company’s sloth-like pace in implementing change. But over the past 18 months, we’re now in awe at our company’s capabilities. So, how do we continue to improve at “pandemic speed” after the pandemic is over? Can we sustain that momentum? Can we continue to implement rapid change without burning out our employees? How do we leverage that pandemic agility and incorporate it into the “way we do business”? In this session, CII’s Founder, Allison Greco, will share best practices on how to “improve at pandemic speed” and get your company to return to a better way.

Speaker Bio

Allison Greco is the founder of Continuous Improvement International (CII) and the DAM Good Membership. Allison created her foundation with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.   Over the past decade, she has held Continuous and Process Improvement roles for Black Hills Energy, Williams, the United States Air Force and BNSF Railway. Allison has started up new CI programs and reinvigorated stale ones. She’s led company-wide, multi-state organizational realignments but gets the greatest fulfillment working on the stuff that helps people leave work earlier to spend more time with their families.   Allison has led more projects than she can count, coached dozens of professionals and saved companies an amount of money that would make even Warren Buffet proud. Along the way she earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and became a licensed Professional Engineer

Horia Slusanschi

LIVE SESSION: Thursday, July 22, @ 6:00 PM PST

Agile & Lean: A Harmony of Mindsets

Session Summary

Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed an explosion of frameworks in the lean and agile space. This proliferation has led to a lot of confusion. This session will attempt to untangle matters a bit by examining the history of lean and agile ways of thinking, organization and practice. We shall consider the past, take stock of the present and imagine a bit about the future.

Speaker Bio

Horia lives his ikigai as a Kaizen Artist inspiring people to delight customers while claiming joy in work. Kaizen roughly translates as continuous improvement. Kaizen is an art rather than a science, as all humans are wonderfully different. Horia is trained as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, holds a PhD in Computer Science, and has coached and mentored numerous organizations across the globe to transform their thinking, organizational and action habits to achieve better outcomes. Horia has also served as a long-term volunteer in the Project Management Institute’s agile community of practice, co-authored the PMI Agile Practice Guide, and helps in the improvement of the PMI Disciplined Agile FLEX approach to value-stream-driven enterprise transformation.

Day 4 Retrospective

LIVE SESSION: July 22th, Thursday, @ 8:00 PM PST

Arman Grigoryan


Agile Metrics and Their Usage in
Day-to-Day Activities

Session Summary

During the session I will:- Present the customized templates for team- How to tailor needed metrics- How to use them properly to communicate with the team- How to use them with Management

Speaker Bio

Experienced Project Manager, Coach, Scrum Master

Alena Keck


Obeya in the Age of Digital: The Magic of Program Increment (PI) Planning

Session Summary

How can you ensure that 100 people working on the same goal move in the same direction? Learn how to align a team of agile teams working together on one vision in a fun interactive 2-day event called “PI Planning”. Get to know the key elements of a successful PI Planning event. See how it works in a remote world and get some practical recommendations how to energize your planning event with some fun elements. PI Planning is the heartbeat of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The greatest benefits of this 2-day event are alignment and fast real-time decision making. You don’t have to implement SAFe to try out a PI Planning, but you can’t implement SAFe without practicing PI Planning.

Speaker Bio

Alena Keck is a Lean-Agile Enterprise Transformation Leader with over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. Her vision is to help Automotive industry to reinvent itself and solve its toughest challenges by tapping into the power of Lean-Agile Transformation. Alena held different international positions at one of the leading automotive companies Daimler AG and its financial services provider. She started her agile journey at the Daimler’s corporate incubator and innovation hub “Daimler Business Innovation”, known as “Lab 1886”. Later on she was a strong catalyst of Scaled Agile Transformation at the Digital Solution Center at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA.

Roel Blankers


Lean Meets Process Mining: Process Improvements in a Digital Age

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