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Lean Enterprise and Project Management

When: Saturday, May 24th, 2014 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #1
             5100 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5W4
CPMP Member: Free
Non-CPMP Member: $20
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 pm – 2:05 pm Welcome remarks and Announcement by CPMP
2:05 pm – 2:20 pm “Lean thinking and Continuous improvement” by Jie Wang Ph.D., PMP, CPMP BOD member.


Jie will introduce “What is lean thinking” and he will show us how we can use lean thinking as part of CPMP project management continuous improvement framework.

2:20 pm – 4:00 pm “Transforming a Public Sector Company – From Stone Age to Agile” by Ardita Karaj PMI ACP &  Andrew Annett PMP, CSM.


As leaders, we can shorten our learning curve by leveraging and aligning our vision upon the success of others.  Don’t miss this opportunity where Ardita will be telling her success story in transforming a public sector into Agile practitioner.


With an undertaking of this magnitude, it is essential that the organization is prepared and ready for the challenges.  Andrew will present the required change management that facilitated this public sector transformation.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Networking
4:30 pm Event closes
Water and Light Snacks will be provided.
Speaker Biographies:
Andrew Annett is a coach and facilitator who is passionate about helping teams improve product delivery. He is focused on promoting shared understanding through better communication practices and facilitating meaningful change in organizations, typically through the introduction of Agile practices.  He joined the agile community having survived a career of big-plan-up-front development and transformation programs in large financial institutions. Along the way he was distracted by involvement in startups and some unusual infrastructure projects. He’s currently injecting idea viruses into a software product enterprise.
Ardita Karaj is a passionate Agile Certified Practitioner, working as Agile coach and trainer at EPAM Canada. She works with commercial and government organizations adopting Agile frameworks, helping leaders and teams to shift towards Agile thinking. Ardita brings more than 15 years of experience as Developer, Project Manager and Change Agent.
Jie Wang is a senior consultant with 30 years’ experience of R&D and information services. His interesting areas cover from system analysis and system integration for enterprise application development, supply chain management, and the environment protection. He also has many years of experience in project management.

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