The next Quarterly Meeting will be held at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum near BWI.
The Maryland World Class Consortia holds regular meetings each quarter for members, potential members, supporters, and guests. Each meeting is a half-day "mini-conference" that provide new developments among Consortia members, examples of World Class tools in action, and networking with active practitioners.
Speakers for this quarter's meeting:
Michael Leigh - President of OpX Solutions has over 25 years of operational and leadership experience, specializing in helping organizations pursue operational excellence. After careers with the US Navy and General Electric, two organizations known for operational excellence, he now helps other organizations develop a culture of continuous improvement.
Greg Strong - District Director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Northeast District, oversees all regulatory activities within the district's 19 counties. Since 2006, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northeast District office has been using Lean methods to improve the speed, quality and effectiveness of its processes and services by eliminating non-value added activities. Greg will provide an overview of the Northeast District’s Lean journey over the last 10 years, and how it has helped to transform the team’s culture.
Dr. Suzette Johnson - Northrop Grumman Fellow Agile / DevOps Coach, will describe how being Lean Thinking and Agile techniques enable Northrop Grumman to develop products where budgets are tight, schedules are compressed, and the need for leading-edge innovation is high. Lean and Agile have provided a foundation for accelerating flow and adaptability, and energizing and engaging people to contribute their best every day. You will be sure to appreciate the potential these practices offer. For many, Lean+Agile offers a paradigm shift in how we collaborate to achieve product/process/service development flow and deliver value.
08:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast
08:30 a.m. - Welcome and announcements
08:45 a.m. - Dr. Suzette Johnson, Northrop Grumman Agile Center of Excellence
09:45 a.m. - Networking Break
10:00 a.m. - Michael Leigh, OpX Solutions
11:15 a.m. - Greg Strong, Florida DEP
12:00 p.m. - Optional Lunch
Hot Lunch Buffet - Catered by Mama Lucia Italian Restaurant. Includes appetizer, salad, chicken dish, dessert, tea/coffee and assorted sodas.
If you have any special dietary requirements,please contact us to arrange alternative dining selections.
Substitutions for registrants is permitted. Refunds for cancellations will not be available after August 10, 2017.
For directions to the museum click here.