Talk LeSS 2023 | Tomasz Wykowski | Lean Software Development - what can we learn from Toyota?

How can concepts from factories be used by knowledge workers? Or maybe, these two words differ too much?

Toyota Production System (often called Lean) is well known in the West since the 1980s. However, many companies still struggle to apply these ideas to more creative areas of knowledge management, such as software development, sales, or marketing.

For over a decade, Tomasz has been learning Lean tools, practices, and principles and translating them into his customers’ context. He had a chance to visit the market leaders and learn their success and failure stories. He spoke with their first-line employees, managers, and CEOs in his quest to better understand how to create successful organizations.

During his talk, he’ll share stories, and specific tools, and show how they can be applied to manage non-physical work, such as software development, especially in the context of large-scale. You’ll leave this session knowing how to look for inefficiencies in your system and what to do about them.

About the speaker: Tomasz Wykowski is an Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer accredited by Scrum Alliance, and Certified LeSS Coach accredited by LeSS Company. Working with leaders of companies from startups to international organizations, he helps them understand the dynamic of their system, find inefficiencies, and discover better ways to deliver amazing products and services. He loves experimenting and applying agile concepts in marketing, sales, customer support, and hardware development. In 2010, Tomasz founded ProCognita, a Polish-based company, to help people build extraordinary organizations through Agile Coaching and training. He shares his thoughts and experiences through conferences, meetups, company blog, and podcast.

About the Conference: Talk LeSS conference aims to "talk less, learn more" about Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) adoption and boosting organizational agility. Attendees gain practical insights into simplifying organizational complexities and tackling challenges in extensive product development settings. The goal is to forge an adaptive organization at scale, fostering innovation, teamwork, and improved performance.