Alper Tonga is an experimenter (Lean/Agile), LKU certified Accredited Kanban Trainer, public speaker from Turkey. He is a strong follower of predictive planning (Lean metrics, Monte-Carlo simulations) and visual documentation (mind maps, user story mapping) methods. Uses historical data to forecast possible project outcomes and boost team awareness. He believes forming self improving teams and aiding decision making process with mathematics is much better than just following instincts. Also, it is harder to argue.
Alper Tonga has a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering received from Missouri University of Science & Technology. He has been professionally involved in multinational defence and IT projects more than 15 years as a developer, systems engineer (INCOSE), and program manager. Although he has been applying and using lean and agile principles in his work and personal life, his professional coaching and organizational transformation career started in 2012. In 2016, his experiments on lean transformation which presented improvements seen on team level (proto-kanban) was awarded 2nd place in the medium sized enterprise category by Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology Directorate General for Productivity.
He is one of the partners in Agenda Shift community.
When he is not busy with optimising flow, he likes to spent quality time with his family. He likes to take pictures with his faithful Nikon D90, meditates with yoga, and likes to throw people off balance in Aikido Dojo. Nothing to be alarmed, his is just a 1st Dan black belt. He has a lot to experience and learn in both areas; work and personal life.