Lean has been around a long time in manufacturing. In recent years, it's gained a lot of traction in construction. However, the methodologies and tools used by lean practitioners are relevant in almost any field. In this session, we'll discuss lean, and how the various concepts and tools can apply to technology. Using lean tools will help you provide a more powerful and stable technology and computing environment for your users. Note: While explained in this class, this is not a session on the more widely known concepts of Scrum and Agile in technology. Rather, we will discuss other lean methodologies not often linked to technology. AIA Approved
- Get a quick history of lean
- Discover lean tools and methodologies
- Learn how to apply traditional lean methodologies to technology
- Learn about practical examples as they apply to technology
A Midwestern transplant now based in Southern California, and a veteran Autodesk University speaker, Darren Young has held a variety of positions over the last 20 years, including CAD and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) engineer, CAD administrator, and CAD/CAM systems developer. Currently, Young is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications manager for Southland Industries, one of the largest mechanical engineering and construction companies in the United States. Young manages one of the largest installations of Fabrication software licenses in the world. Young's true interest is the automation of manufacturing systems, and his experience ranges from lean manufacturing to architecture. This has led him to projects varying in scope from dress patterns to gas turbine piping. He has founded a consulting and development business, and he has been a technical editor and publication author.