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Chris Shinkle, Kanban Expert


Chris Shinkle is a Development Manager at Software Engineering Professionals (SEP). SEP provides software services and systems in a variety of industries including products for business, data and safety critical applications.

Chris has worked with SEP for over 12 years in roles ranging from software engineer to recruiter to development manager. He has experience customizing and fitting process models to many different domains including aerospace, defense, medical, consumer electronics, and automotive. He has used Agile and Lean methods to lead large complex projects, most notably, a military aircraft engine monitoring and maintenance system and an FDA regulated remote patient monitoring system. He introduced FDD to SEP in 2004, and then continued to evolve the internal processes and approaches over the following years. In 2007, SEP began to adopt Kanban processes under Chris' guidance, as he trained and mentored engineers across the company. Currently, more than 10 different projects are using pull-based approaches.

Chris is a graduate of Purdue University and resides in Indianapolis with his wife and two sons.