Topic Title: Kanban. My Game Changer.
Adam Hsu began his career as a COBOL programmer back in 1997 and within a few years he found himself quickly promoted to becoming a project manager after leading several successful projects. In 2004 Adam took the plunge and became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and further honed his craft in managing to the triple constraints while keeping his teams and constituents generally satisfied with well-crafted status reports, plans-upon-plans, and the uncanny ability to over-communicate in every medium possible. Ten years and many PMI Tampa Bay Symposiums later it seemed the demand for certified project managers would never end. Spoiler alert: It did. Worse yet, Adam who was affectionately known by his peers as Mr. PMP was assigned to “look into this agile thing” that seemed to be catching like wild-fire and find out how to get it installed/implemented/whatever. Agile = Scrum, right? PM = Scrum Master, right? Milestones = Sprints, right? Requirements = Stories, right? You probably can relate your own “transformation” experiences here, so no need to go further as some of you might still be looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. Fortunately for Adam the light appeared when someone asked him a very simple question: “What do you know about Kanban?”
In this presentation Adam will share his journey from starting out as a traditional delivery project manager to finding himself becoming a student of the Lean Kanban Method in hopes that his story will offer some insights for those who are looking for another path to agility.
Biography: Adam Hsu is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) with Lean Kanban University with a passion for learning, coaching, systems thinking and living the philosophy of kaizen. Adam’s current role as an Organizational Coach in JPMorgan Chase has provided him with a unique opportunity to gain extensive experience and insights working with individuals and teams in a large corporate environment where resistance to change occurs at all levels. Adam is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO), previously served on the PMI Tampa Bay Executive Board in various roles including Past-President, President, VP of Strategic Projects and currently serves on the chapter Emeritus Board. Adam's personal journey transitioning from a traditional project/program manager to a lean practitioner and coach will strongly resonate with those who are also seeking an alternate path towards agility. As a coach, Lean practitioner and systems thinker Adam is passionate about continuous learning and helping to improve the world one workplace at a time through evolutionary change.