The Lean PMO – Oxymoron or Possible?

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We recognize that this is a huge topic, and that in the limited time available we just scratched the surface, so we have collected some further information for you. If you have any questions or comments we would love to hear from you, so check out our contact page, contact us on Twitter (Mike: @mikeedwards)  or just leave a comment on this page and we will respond.

Further Information


There are quite a few great books on Lean Software Development and Kanban, some of which we have collected on our reading page.

In particular we recommend:

Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility – Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott

Kanban – David J. Anderson

Lean Thinking – James P. Wolmack and Daniel Jones

The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization – Pascal Dennis

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit – Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash – Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Web Sites and Blogs

There are a great sites for learning about Lean and Kanban.  Here are some of our favourites: – David Anderson

Net Objectives – Alan Shalloway and others – Mary and Tom Poppendieck
On this site be sure to check out their extensive Lean reading list!

Lean Software and Systems Consortium
The LSSC Conference 2012 is scheduled for May 13-18, 2012, in Boston. This is a great opportunity to meet the Lean thought leaders in person.

If you are interested in Agile learning in general, once again we have  collected some great books on our reading page.

Local Groups and Events

A good way to learn more about Lean and Agile is to attend local conferences and peer-to-peer groups. It is a fantastic, low-cost way to learn some great stuff, and to also meet other local practitioners.

Waterloo AgileLean is the Kitchener-Waterloo peer-to-peer group (founded by Leanintuit principal Declan Whelan). It hosts sessions by local presenters on the last Tuesday of every month.

Silicon Halton is the Halton Region’s peer group.   The group hosts sessions by local presenters on a regular  basis.

The Toronto Agile Community hosts a series of events in Toronto. Primary among them is the Agile Tour Toronto event, normally held in early November (Leanintuit principals were presenting two sessions at Agile Tour Toronto 2011).