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Full name

Steven Peeters

Job Freelance team manager
email steven [at] silver-lining [dot] be
Company Silver Lining bvba
City (Country) Lokeren (Belgium)
Time 1h
Type of Conference Conference > 100 attendees
Level Sensitized

Applying Lean Thinking to software development


Steven began his career as enterprise software developer, working with C, C++ and Visual C++ for about 6 years. After a brief period as DBA, in 2004 Steven started working in the world of web applications. There he played a pioneering role in Flex and AIR, resulting in a long term close relationship with Adobe as Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Community Professional. In 2011 he became the unit manager for an Adobe Authorised Training Centre in Belgium, managing a team of 7 highly skilled professionals. In 2012, Steven took a leap of faith and founded his own company Silver Lining (, with the intention to combine the training aspect with consultancy in project, process and change management. With this goal in mind he started focusing on Lean Six Sigma, becoming a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and applying these techniques to an IT environment. In his spare time (when that occasionally happens) Steven likes to read up on scientific articles in several areas. When he's not behind his computer, you can find him spending quality time with his wife and kids.


Lean has been around for a very long time in the manufacturing industry. But in the last couple of years it has been gaining momentum in the service industry as well. In this session you'll discover how to apply these manufacturing principles (rhythm wheels, reducing waste and setup time etc.) to a software environment, so the IT department can reap the benefits of Lean Thinking as well and you can get your development cycle lean and mean.


no specific knowledge required, but it could help if you have some basic knowledge of Lean concepts

Benefits for the attendees

You'll learn new ways of looking at your IT department, discovering potential improvements in areas you've probably never considered to be a problem.

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