Mary Poppendieck

Poppendieck LLC

Mary Poppendieck’s first job was programming the #2 Electronic Switching System at Bell Labs in 1967. She has worked on systems that control roll-goods processes, interpret digitized images, and support statistical process control. She spearheaded the implementation of a Just-in-Time production system and led new product development teams, commercializing products ranging from digital controllers to lighting systems.

Mary is a popular writer and speaker, and coauthor of the book Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit, which was awarded the Software Development Productivity Award in 2004. A sequel, Implementing Lean Software Development: from Concept to Cash was published in 2006. A third book, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point was published in November 2009, and a fourth book, The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions was published in 2013. [Currently Mary is trying to be retired, but it’s not working very well.]


AMA (Ask Mary Anything): A Special Lean Coffee with Mary Poppendieck
21 October, 2020
17:15  -  17:45
Six Decades of Software Engineering
21 October, 2020
13:00  -  13:45
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