February 23–26, 2020
Mary Poppendieck

Mary Poppendieck
Author and Lean Software Development Expert, Lean Software Development Series


Mary Poppendieck started her career as a process control programmer, moved on to manage the IT department of a manufacturing plant, and then ended up in product development, where she was both a product champion and department manager. Mary considered retirement but found herself managing a government software project where she first encountered the word “waterfall.” She decided the time had come for a new paradigm and wrote the award-winning book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit (2003). Mary has found retirement elusive as she lectures and teaches classes with her husband, Tom. Based on their ongoing learning, they wrote a second book, Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash (2006); a third, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point (2009); and a fourth, The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions (2013). A popular writer and speaker, Mary continues to bring fresh perspectives to the world of software development.


9:05am9:25am Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom
Mary Poppendieck (Lean Software Development Series)
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Every 15 years or so, the common wisdom about the best architecture in the software world changes. Mary Poppendieck walks you through a few of the more dramatic architectural changes, looking at what triggered them and how well they worked out. Read more.

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