Efficiency, productivity spotlighted at HU Agile Lean Summit


Is your agency or company agile?

Is it lean?

Both terms, “agile” and “lean,” popular in the software development and project management world, commonly are used to describe the methodology behind delivering fast and sustainable products and services.

And on March 6, the best methods and technology geared for making your organization operate efficiently will be shared during the Third Annual Agile Lean Summit at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market St., Harrisburg.

Presented by the Agile Lean Center at Harrisburg University, this year’s day-long Summit includes four tracks and will feature three keynote speakers. Presentations, workshops and technology demonstrations will be given on Agile Lean Transformations, Agile Projects and Teams, and Agile Lean in Government. And a new, fourth track dubbed: Agile Lean in Healthcare, has been added to this year’s agenda.

Agile and lean concepts can drastically improve healthcare delivery. Specifically, the healthcare industry is benefitting from the use of agile and lean to organize and control their process re-engineering initiatives, and the summit will offer three sessions on continuous improvement focused on the healthcare industry.  Tim Pettry, of the Cleveland Clinic will present “The Organization as Patient.” David Rico, of NewWave, will discuss “Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks: Using SAFe 4.5 to Transform a Healthcare Portfolio.” And the Mayo Clinic’s Kalyan Pasupathy will give a presentation on “Improving Patient Experience Through Lean Concepts.”

The summit will convene industry leaders from across North America to close the gap between agile and traditional project management. Challenging technology sessions will be delivered that will make project managers and executives in attendance pause and consider the Agile, or most efficient methods they can incorporate into their businesses to transform the delivery of their products and services.

Keynote speakers will include Agile Coach Jason Little, who will give a presentation on “Rethinking Transformation.” International Marketing Expert Maria Matarelli will discuss the importance of “Lean Marketing;” and Jeff Fuchs, Maryland World Class Consortia, will discuss “Public and Private Sector Lean Transformation.”

Maria Matarelli

Another new addition this year is a two-day post-summit event, titled the “Lean Change Management Workshop“, which will help you discover more effective practices for introducing and managing change within your organization.

Led by Jason Little, author of the book “Lean Change Management,” you’ll learn by doing during the workshop, which is ideal for managers, change management professionals, agile coaches and anyone who wants to learn how to effectively introduce and manage in their organization.

For more information and to register for the Agile Lean Summit and/or the two-day Lean Change Management workshop, follow this Link.

The Agile Lean Center (ALC) provides professional development, certificates, academic offerings, resources, and networks using agile and lean business processes to achieve improved business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses. These improved business processes are used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.