Program Number: C020-15092009
Why Agile... Why Now. Doing More with Less
Category Type: 3
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 1.5
In the current economic downturn there
is very real pressure for IT departments to do more with
less, to allocate resources to only the most critical
projects and to execute flawlessly. With a systematic focus
on delivering value, removing waste, and continuously
identifying and removing impediments to optimal efficiency,
Agile software project management practices become even more
compelling in tough financial times and the question becomes
not, “Why implement Agile now?” but, “How can you afford to
NOT implement Agile now?!”
In this presentation Ken describes some typical reactions to falling budgets and some common pitfall and solutions and presents better alternatives to achieve cost-savings and improve prioritization. Attendees will walk away with a better appreciation for the benefits and mechanics of Agile and Lean software development approaches and real techniques that will help make their projects more successful today.
Ken Clyne is an Agile Coach with Rally Software where he pursues his passion for helping software organizations of all sizes incrementally adopt Agile practices to shorten their development cycles and collaborate across distributed teams and silos.
Ken has over 20 years of experience spanning the software life cycle. He began his career as a software engineer developing compilers and air traffic control systems. Evolving from an object-oriented evangelist Ken’s focus of the last 10 years has been helping teams adopt lean incremental, iterative approaches with Rational, Number Six and now Rally. Ken is a certified PMP, ScrumMaster, Eclipse committer and RUP consultant and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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