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Chris Shinkle

Director of Innovation
Carmel, IN
Chris Shinkle is the Director of Innovation at Software Engineering Professionals (SEP). Since 1997, Chris has been a thought leader and initiator of new ideas and continuous improvement.

He introduced and led SEP’s adoption of Agile software development practices in 2004 as well as the adoption of Lean and Kanban in 2007. He has used these methods to lead large, complex projects, including military aircraft engine monitoring and maintenance systems and an FDA-regulated remote patient monitoring system.

He continues to leverage industry-leading techniques to train SEP engineers and coach clients across a variety of domains.

Chris speaks at industry conferences across the United States promoting Lean and Kanban productivity. Chris was an inaugural member of the Lean Systems Society Fellowship and his dedication to this community was recognized in 2013 when he was named a Lean Kanban North America Brickell Key Award Nominee.