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Sunday, February 15, 2009

SPIN Chennai Talk - Effective Lean in Software Delivery

Monthly Talk - For The Month Of Feb 2009

Effective Lean Management in Software Delivery


The current global economic challenges which are impacting the Indian Software industry heavily, there has to be ways and means of delivering ?many? with ?little?. Clients are now more demanding and the margins are thinning by the day. Software Process community cannot be left behind in addressing this challenge. Here is a topic that makes much of sense to the software delivery brethren who will know how to provide consistent quality delivery with predictable quality. We have the expert on Lean Management with us this month, where you will hear the overview of how to effectively rollout Lean in an organization.

This session gives a comprehensive exposition of Lean thinking in software delivery. This includes many Lean techniques and methods that the speaker has been experimenting with for solving real life problems in large globally distributed software enterprises. The Lean way of software development and delivery initially looks enticing but proves extremely difficult to inculcate as the organizational DNA. The effectiveness of Lean depends upon how it enables all levels in an organization to continuously focus on end-to-end problem solving. This problem solving approach proves to more effective than a cookie-cutter approach typically followed by many organizations where a pre-defined set of tools only are deployed or used.

The problem-solving Lean management has already proven its mettle in many real life cases in designing new software products or services, improving overall productivity, reducing cycle time, designing relevant solutions needed by customers and minimizing stress on the employees. Some of these cases will be shared in the session. Further the session will provide exposure to some of the known techniques such as Design Structure Matrix (DSM), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), TRIZ, Set-based concurrent engineering (SBCE) and Value Stream Mapping (VSM). Some of the new techniques developed by the speaker, such as System Complexity Estimator (SCE), System Change Impact Model (SCIM), Project Cacophony and Decision Dependency Matrices (DDM?s) will also be exposed


Navneet Bhushan is the founder director of CRAFITTI CONSULTING ( an Innovation Consulting firm focused on imbibing Lean, Inventive and system thinking to co-craft Innovation in global enterprises. Before starting Crafitti he was working with Hexaware Technologies as Vice-President and Head (Innovation). He served as Principal Consultant with Wipro Technologies from November 2004 till July 2007. He was involved in imbibing new methods, methodologies and frameworks in evolving global product development and software development processes and engineering processes with a focus on improving productivity and innovation. He was the CEO of CREAX Information Technologies Pvt Ltd before joining Wipro

He has worked in diverse R&D and commercial organizations such as Philips Innovation, Infosys Technologies Limited and Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Government of India. He has worked for more than 18 years in the fields of Software Development, Management, Research and Patent Analysis. His research interests include globalization, open innovation and complexity. He has been providing advisory and problem solving consultancy to variety of Industries in the decision engineering, Innovation, Intellectual Property and Information Technology landscape. Navneet has authored more than 40 technical research papers in various International and National Journals, Trade Magazines and Conferences. He has been an invited speaker in core technology forums, conferences and seminars and has been a regular contributor in national and international media on technology and business.


20 Feb 2009 ( Friday )


Servion Global Solutions Limited

3rd Floor

L1,Dr VSI Estate


Chennai 600042

Landmark : Next to National Institute of Fashion Technology (on the right hand side of OMR)

Pl get in touch with Mr.J.Ramakrishnan , Manager – Admin @ 97898 22444 for any queries on the venue


5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – Registration & Hi Tea

6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Talk
7:15 p.m to 7:30 p.m. – Q&A


For SPIN Chennai, Existing Member – Nil. For Non Member - Rs. 50/-
Should this event be oversubscribed, SPIN Chennai members will be given priority.


We look forward to your participation in this event and make use of it to the maximum
Pl get in touch with Major Chandra Sekharan @ 98410 14969 for the any queries on registration

R. Chandra Kumar,


SPIN Chennai.

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