Chris Shinkle

Recent Articles

Minimizing Risk When Launching a Product

How does a business minimize the uncertainty and risk it faces when launching a new product to market? Markets are full of uncertainties with ever changing demands. New products are entering the marketplace all the time. These products cause severe turbulence and unexpected outcomes. Companies operate with scarce resources – time, budget, and information. In […]
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Stop Doing Kanban! Start Learning

This is a session from the Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 (LSSC12). Learning is the new currency. Practices and processes will come and go; only the wise survive. If you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing, Kanban nor Lean, nor any other cool new thing will deliver the maximum benefit. And if […]
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When the Pizza Guy Delivers Chinese

Chris Shinkle’s seminar titled, “When the Pizza Guy Delivers Chinese: Seeing Value Through the Customer’s Eyes” at LeanSSC’11. This talk will show how to be successful by identifying business value and by focusing on enhancing it. As well as showing specific practices that help elicit and understand value as defined by the customer.
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Lean or Kanban Will Not Save Us From Ourselves

Lean or Kanban will not save us from ourselves.  By themselves, they will not prevent us from producing software that does not deliver value to the end customer. SEP has spent the better part of 20 years getting good at software development.  Throughout those 20 years, SEP has sought to improve or methods and processes. […]
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SEP Named #1 2010 ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’

Yesterday, SEP received top honors as the best place to work in Indiana in the small to medium-sized company category.  The rest of the state now knows what I’ve always believed in my heart: SEP is a great place to work!  It’s been a goal of the company for as long as I can remember. […]
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My Agile 2010 Sessions

I’ve submitted 2 proposals for sessions at the Agile 2010 conference. They can be previewed here: http://agile2010.agilealliance.org/node/6079 http://agile2010.agilealliance.org/node/6250 You have to create an account to view them. But, once you do, you can leave comments and browse other Agile 2010 session proposals. Let me know what you think!
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My LSSC 2010 Presentation

In addition to chairing a track, I will also be speaking at the LSSC conference to be held April 21-23, 2010 in Atlanta GA.  My presentation on using Lean and Kanban in a contracting environment will by on Wednesday the 21st from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the Kanban Track.  I’ve posted the abstract here: Kanban […]
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Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010

The Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010 is the place to learn about "the next wave of process innovation": Lean, Pull Systems, and Kanban. If you are interested in applying Lean concepts to software and systems development then this is THE conference to attend. It will have the best people in Lean and Kanban, and […]
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LSSC 2010 Call For Papers

From http://www.limitedwipsociety.org/2009/11/15/lean-software-systems-conference-2010-atlanta/ Lean Software & Systems Conference 2010 Atlanta The first Lean Software & Systems Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA between April 21st and 23rd 2010. Registration and the Call for Papers is now open at atlanta2010.leanssc.org The first 50 registrants enjoy a super early discount rate of $800 plus entry to […]
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