Overview: Join noted author and agile project management expert Kevin Aguanno as he explains the misconceptions and the underlying truths about faster software delivery using agile methods and uncovers the preconditions to achieving speed. Along the way he will discuss the more easily achievable benefits of agile and how speed comes with higher levels of agile maturity.
Why Should You Attend: Agile methods break many of the controls we commonly use on our traditional projects. In addition, they use completely different metrics for tracking project progress and health. In an agile environment, how do you know if your project is running well?
This 60-minute presentation will introduce you to some early warning signs that your agile project is heading in a bad direction. By keeping a sharp nose out for "foul smells" in these areas, you'll be alerted sooner of impending troubles, giving you more time to take corrective action.
Areas Covered in the Session:
An Approach to Agile Project Health Checks
Problems with Team Engagement
Problems with Process Adherence
Who Will Benefit:
Kevin Aguanno With over 25 years of managing complex systems integration and software development projects, Kevin Aguanno is known in the industry for his innovative approaches to solving common project management problems. He focuses on two project management specialty areas: agile project management and troubled project recovery. As a well-known keynote speaker, trainer, and coach in agile management methods, Aguanno has taught thousands of people how to better manage high-change projects by using techniques from Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature-Driven Development, OpenUP and other agile methods. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and private corporate events where he delights audiences with practical advice peppered with fascinating stories from his own experiences in the trenches practicing agile project management.
He has taught for several years at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto where he won the coveted SCS Excellence in Teaching Award, and is a regular guest lecturer in software engineering and project management classes at several other universities. Kevin Aguanno holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master's in Project Management from the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and his competency is certified by IBM as a Certified Executive Project Manager and by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as a Certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA Level B). He is certified by the Scrum Alliance as both a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), by the Project Management Association of Canada as a Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM), and the Project Management Institute has awarded him its PMI Agile-Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) designation.
Aguanno is an active member of the Project Management Institute (U.S.A.) including the Information Systems SIG, the Association for Project Management (U.K.), the Project Management Association of Canada where he is a founding director and the current President, the Agile Alliance, and the Scrum Alliance. He is accredited by the International Project Management Association (founded in Switzerland) as a project management competency assessor, and he performs IPMA assessments for the ASAPM in the U.S.A. and the PMAC in Canada. In 2013, the PMAC formally recognized Aguanno with its highest honor by naming him a Fellow of the Project Management Association of Canada (FPMAC). Kevin Aguanno is the author of over thirty books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CD-ROMs in addition to a number of articles published in magazines and journals worldwide.