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David Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective teams. He leads a consulting, training and publishing and event planning business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. He has 30+ years experience in the high technology industry starting with computer games in the early 1980’s. He has led software teams delivering superior productivity and quality using innovative agile methods at large companies such as Sprint and Motorola. David is the pioneer of the Kanban Method, an approach to evolutionary to improvement, and Enterprise Services Planning, a system of management for modern businesses operating in complex environments.

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Don is President of Reinertsen & Associates, and the author of three best-selling books on product development. For 30 years he has focused on creating fundamental changes in the way organizations develop products. Before starting his own firm, he had extensive management consulting experience at McKinsey & Co., an international management consulting firm. He also taught executive courses at California Institute of Technology for 15 years and for the last 8 years he has been teaching a popular seminar called Second Generation Lean Product Development.

In 1983 he wrote a landmark article that first quantified the value of development speed, and which has been cited in the frequently quoted McKinsey study that indicated “6 months delay can be worth 33 percent of lifecycle profits.” He coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” and began applying world class manufacturing techniques in product development in 1985. His 1991 book, Developing Products in Half the Time, co-authored with Preston Smith, is a product development classic. His 1997 book, Managing the Design Factory: A Product Developer’s Toolkit, was the first book to describe how the principles of Just-in-Time manufacturing could be applied to product development. In the past 16 years this approach has become known as Lean Product Development.

Don is particularly noted for bringing fresh perspectives and quantitative rigor to development process management. His latest award-winning book, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, has been praised as, “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”

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Andy brings wide and profound experience of software management in multiple industry sectors. He is co-author of “Essential Kanban Condensed” with David Anderson, the definitive guide to Kanban, senior agile coach and trainer in major Agile initiatives, and experienced manager and director in IT businesses,

Andy is an expert in applying agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban, and versions of these frameworks at scale, particularly Kanban ESP (he is a certified KCP), DAD and LeSS. He is known in the community through his writing and speaking on development and management methods, and he has co-authored several books, including “Better Software Faster” (2002) with Dan Haywood, which introduced an agile modelling approach to development. His assignments in recent years include: coaching in agile practices and business agility at Barclaycard, Playtech and Ericsson; heading Clearvision’s agile consulting practice and product development; leadership of Centrica Scrum teams; directorships at Ivis, TogetherSoft and Object UK, and process improvement consultancy with BT Exact.

Andy advises development teams and senior management in improving business agility, and has taken leading directorships himself, with both large and small organisations adopting agile processes.His clients endorse not only his technical expertise but his ability to communicate and motivate organisational development.

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Sudipta an avid practitioner of Lean/Agile practices as well as a Lean/Agile coach to many organisations. As Head of Engineering at Digité, he led the development of SwiftALM and SwiftKanban products, both of which have an installed base of over 300,000 users today. Digité’s adoption of Lean/Agile practices, under his leadership, brought down Cycle Time by over 300% & they transformed the product organisation from 3 releases in a year to 2 releases every month. Sudipta manages the Limited WIP Societies in India across its 4 Chapters – Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Delhi/Gurgaon. He is a regular speaker at Lean/Agile conferences in the industry.

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