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PMINJ 2011 Aug Rally

logo     Co-sponsored with Rally Software

Thursday- 11 Aug 11   

Edison/Raritan Center - Hilton Garden Inn

Earn 8 PDUs

Abstract
Trainer Bio
Agenda
Location

Abstract

Lean and Agile quickly improve ROI and increase productivity.  Executed properly, Agile can transform the responsiveness, productivity, and quality of products and organizations. 

Scrum is a highly effective project management framework.  We describe the mechanics, roles, interactions, and “rules of engagement” for all relevant types of stakeholders.

This one-day workshop will result in 8 Category A PDU’s from REP Rally Software.  

This one-day workshop prepares attendees to work and succeed in cooperation with teams using Agile development practices. 

The Introduction to Agile includes three parts, designed to help attendees understand how the organization is developing software and what value proposition it seeks to gain.
 
Part 1: Principles, Practices and Benchmarks of Lean and Agile
Part 2: Scrum Overview
Part 3: Rules of Engagement  

This Introduction to Agile identifies the basics of Lean and Agile and the Scrum framework.  Stakeholders of development projects will gain a high-level understanding of Agile principles and mechanics that will improve their interactions with the Agile development teams.  Influencers to the success of development projects will also gain a high-level understanding of Agile principles and mechanics and thus improve their contributions to Agile development projects.

Rally consultants provide knowledge transfer that includes the guiding principles, process mechanics, and roles for Agile to work effectively.  Both technical and non-technical attendees will gain a better understanding of how Agile can make IT or Product Development more productive and predictable, and help make the entire organization more market-responsive. 
 



Key topics discussed include:
Lean and Agile quickly improve ROI and increase productivity.  Executed properly, Agile can transform the responsiveness, productivity, and quality of products and organizations. 
Scrum is a highly effective project management framework.  We describe the mechanics, roles, interactions, and “rules of engagement” for all relevant types of stakeholders. 
 
  • Principles of Lean and Agile
  • The case and industry benchmarking for Agile
  • Best practices and vocabulary of Agile
  • Scrum defined
  • Scrum framework
  • Scrum roles
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Open Discussion and Customer-Specific Interests


Bio

Instructor

Isaac Montgomery - Certified ScrumMaster & Agile Coach

 Isaac Montgomery is an Agile Coach and Consultant with Rally Software. His experience includes over 15 years of project leadership, management and consulting for software development organizations in the military, energy, financial services and medical solutions industries.

 Isaac's passion is focused on guiding IT organizations through their transformation from a rigid, bureaucratic cost center to a nimble, high performing value delivery engine by harnessing the power and simplicity of empowered Agile teams, and incorporating Lean principles in the organization's management systems.

 Isaac enjoys collaborating with his clients and colleagues; and experimenting with innovative approaches to increasing the value, flexibility and joy involved in delivering exceptional solutions.

 Isaac is a certified PMP and Scrum Master / Practitioner. He holds a B.S. in Information Management and a Masters in Business Administration. In his free time you will find Isaac at the park with his twin sons or on the golf course destroying his self esteem.


Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30
Start: 9:00
End: 5:00 (8 PDUs)

Location

Hilton Garden Inn in Edison/Raritan Center
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
Hotel: 732.225.0900


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