Lean on the Rise

The 2011 edition of the Lean Software & systems Conference comes to beautiful Long Beach California in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Our 2011 event aims to build on the momentum generated in Miami (2009) and Atlanta (2010) to truly emphasize that Lean concepts such as Kanban represent the next wave of ideas in methods, process and organization for software & systems engineering development.

Lean concepts such as kanban systems having been gaining greater adoption in technology departments across a broad range of industries. The Lean Software & Systems Conference brings together a community of practitioners, consultants, thought leaders and authors to cross-pollinate ideas and foster a sense of community for those leading change and promoting better economic and sociological outcomes in their workplace.

Our community has been commended for its breadth of membership, its depth of knowledge, its diversity, and its open-mindedness and tolerance of new, and unfashionable ideas. In 2011 we are seeking to broaden the reach of our event including program tracks to attract hardware product developers, managers concerned with risk and corporate governance, as well as large scale systems design.


See a PDF of the program here.

Our international event will feature speakers and visitors from Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle-East and Africa and will include a banquet dinner and presentation of our 2011 Brickell Key Award for outstanding achievement and community contribution in the use of Lean and Kanban in the field of software or systems engineering.

Our 2011 event features a broad range of themes including Lean Product Design, Kanban, Risk, Systems Engineering, Management, (Ultra Large Scale) Systems Design, Multi-modal Processes, Process Visualization, and a focus on industry verticals with significant adoption of Lean ideas, such as, Media, Games, Finance and Insurance.

Attendees engage in discussion at the LSSC2010 Conference held in Buckhead, Atlanta


Confirmed key note speakers include Chet Richards, author of “Certain to Win”, and Dave Snowden, co-author of “Emergence, Complexity, and Organization.” We have two more exciting key note speakers. We hope to make these announcements soon.

Track Speakers

Confirmed speakers include Alan Shalloway, Donald G. Reinertsen, David J. Anderson, Bill Dettmer, Karl Scotland, James Sutton, David Joyce, Alisson Vale, Richard Turner, Hillel Glazer, Alan Chedalawada.

Who Should Attend?

The Lean Software & Systems Conference provides a broad range of topics that appeal to function managers at all levels within organizations, project and program managers, process engineers, coaches, change agents, and quality assurance managers, as well as process and management consultants, software developers, systems engineers, business analysts, and systems architects.

Long Beach Harbor

Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Long Beach Harbor


We’ve carefully selected the Hyatt Hotel, Long Beach, as our venue. Visitors will enjoy the beautiful views from the hotel and the many opportunities for socializing and entertainment within walking distance.

We’ve arranged for a very competitive group rate discount of $169/night and the ability for you to extend your stay over the weekend at the same price.

The Hyatt Long Beach is very accessible via taxi or rental car from three airports: Los Angeles International (LAX); Orange County (John Wayne Airport); and Long Beach Airport. There is adequate parking for drive-in day guests.