Lean/Agile/Kanban – Back to the Basics

Lean/Agile/Kanban – Back to the Basics


Andrea Ross

Business Systems Analyst
Virginia Department of Corrections

William Strydom, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM

VP, Technology

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Timberwood Grill
3311 Worth Crossing
Charlottesville, VA, 22911

Agenda and Cost:

5:30pm - Registration and Networking
6:00pm - Dinner and Speaker
8:00pm - End of Program

Program Description

Lean/Agile/Kanban – Back to the Basics

Many organizations are employing the power of Agile Methodologies to be successful in today’s rapidly changing business world. Agile is well suited to deliver value quickly, minimize project risk and build strong, focused teams.

In this presentation, you will learn the principles that transformed manufacturing known as Lean Thinking and how it was adapted to form the foundation of the Agile Software Methodology. You will be introduced to the fundamental ideas that define Agile including the Agile Manifesto, as well as Principles and Practices that are common to all of the various manifestations of the AGILE method. We will see an overview of the newest addition to the AGILE suite known as Kanban and an example of how it works. We will present the basic principles of Scrum, a popular agile software development framework.

Special Instructions: 

We will have dinner served Ala Carte instead of buffet style and the attendees will be responsible for buying their own meal and beverages from the menu below. When you check in you will order from the menu below. To serve everyone in a timely and accurate manner, we ask that no substitutions be made. We will have a sign-in sheet where you will put your name and then check the dinner that you would like. In addition to your meal, you are also responsible for your own beverage.

  • Flank Steak Au Poivre $ 16.95 A marinated flank steak grilled to medium and served over mashed potatoes with sautéed mushrooms and onions in a brie-sherry cream sauce with a side of asparagus.
  • Shrimp Diablo $ 13.95 Shrimp sautéed with garlic and tossed with a sweet & spicy marinara and angel hair pasta.
  • Chicken Alfredo $ 12.95 A grilled chicken breast tossed with homemade alfredo sauce and penne pasta.
  • Perfect Chicken Tender Salad $ 10.95 Breaded chicken tenders, diced egg, fresh bacon, tomato, cucumber, red onion, shredded Jack & cheddar cheeses, and croutons over mixed greens with honey mustard dressing.
  • Chicken Caesar Salad $ 8.95 Full size Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken.
  • Bacon Cheeseburger $ 8.25 Bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo.
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Andrea Ross

Virginia Department of Corrections
Business Systems Analyst

Andrea Ross is a leader in the Richmond and Charlottesville Lean/Agile community, founding the Capital Kanban local interest group, and leading the Agile Charlottesville local interest group.  She brings over 25 years of IT experience including development, business/systems analysis, project management, Kanban implementation, coaching and business process re-engineering.  Andrea is passionate about helping business customers leverage IT to achieve the greatest value and has found that using Lean/Agile methods are the most effective.  She currently works as a Business Systems Analyst with the Virginia Department of Corrections and was recently named the Featured Business Analyst by the Central Virginia International Institute of Business Analysis. She actively pursues her interest in Lean Government.

William Strydom, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM

VP, Technology

William is the VP, Technology for ExploreLearning.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.  He is PMP and PMI-ACP certified by PMI.  He is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) by the Scrum Alliance.  He manages the Information Technology (IT) and Content Development teams at ExploreLearning.com.  He has over twenty years of IT, software development and project management experience.  He currently describes himself as an agile evangelist.

About the Charlottesville Community Events

The PMI Charlottesville Community is a part of the PMI DC Chapter. We have free dinner presentations six times per year. Admission is free and attendance qualifies a PMP attendess to 1 free PDU. The goal of the community is to foster community, networking and education in the context of the Project Management profession under the guidelines of the PMI.

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