Mary & Tom Poppendieck Discuss Agile & Lean On The Guardian Podcast. In the latest edition of The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, two authors with a great deal of experience and insight are both on hand.
Mary & Tom Poppendieck have written four books about Lean and Agile. While these are what they describe as ‘retirement adventures’ both were and are accomplished professionals. Mary Poppendieck started her career as a process control programmer, moved on to manage the IT
department of a manufacturing plant, and then ended up in product development, where she was both a product champion and department manager.
Tom Poppendieck has 25 years of experience in computing including eight years of work with object technology. His modeling and mentoring skills are rooted in his experience as a physics professor. His early work was in IT infrastructure, product development, and manufacturing support, and evolved to consulting project assignments in healthcare, logistics, mortgage banking, and travel services.