PM Insights - Foster City: Value Optimization Through Lean Problem Solving

PM Insights Foster City - 

Value Optimization Through Lean Problem Solving


When:   Tue, Jun 18, 2019  6:30pm-8:00pm (door open at 6:00pm)
Where:  Foster City Community Center - Sail Room 1000 E Hillsdale Boulevard Foster City CA 94404
 Last Date for On-line Registration is Sun, Jun 16, 2019

How do you know what tools to pick to problem solve for a particular problem? A problem properly defined is half solved, as they say. But do you know how to classify the most common organizational problems?


In this workshop we'll learn about a simple approach to categorize problems and thus deduce the appropriate problem-solving toolsets.


Knowing how to effectively solve problems has a direct impact on organizational value creation at all levels of an organization. Be it at the point of activity itself, velocity of a team or efficacy of the value stream, the impact of an effectively solved or not solved problem has a ripple effect throughout the company.


Don't be caught using the wrong approach to solve problems only to see them reappear again. Create value in your organization by utilizing the appropriate lean problem-solving tools and techniques.




  • Learn to frame a problem
  • Learn about lean problem-solving tools (A3 Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping PDCA, DOE etc.)
  • Understand how to match the type of problem with the appropriate tool and technique


Register today!


About the Instructor:










Lejla Čizmić, M.A., SPC4, CSM, CLSSGB is an Agile and Lean Coach with experiences ranging from implementing lean methods in software startups with a dozen of scrum teams and 1 release train to implementing enterprise agile frameworks and lean manufacturing methods in hardware manufacturing environments with 400+ scrum teams and over 20 release trains.


After a decade+ of maximizing value as a Business Operations, Software Program Manager and an Enterprise Agile & Lean Coach for Fortune 50 companies such as McAfee and Intel, she formed Value Vectors LLC | AGILE & LEAN [means], a process optimization coaching, training and consulting company.


As a sought-after agile and lean consultant and trainer, Lejla helps clients develop the strategies and skills needed for successful organizational transformations, optimized operations and sustainable continuous growth. Her workshops are customized for the target audience so whether you are an individual contributor who is new to agile and lean or a seasoned leader seeking to transform a business, you’ll leave with learnings that can be applied in your workplace right away.


Meeting Leader:  Eugene Chen

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PDU Info:     1.5 - Category A (Technical Project Management)

PDU claiming instructions  

Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 06-18-2019
Event End Date 06-18-2019
Registration Start Date 05-01-2019
Cut off date 06-16-2019
Individual Price $20.00 (Login for Member discount)
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