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PMINJ 2013 Septemter Workshop 

One Day Workshop

by Kevin Aguanno
co-sponsored with GenXus

Wednesday - 18 September 2013 

at Garwood - The Westwood

Earn 8 PDUs

Abstract
Trainer Bio
Agenda
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Abstract

Whether in government or private industry, project managers face a huge challenge when confronted with continually-changing requirements. How can you plan when the scope keeps changing? Traditional project management approaches suggest that we take a snapshot of the requirements as a baseline, and then use change control techniques in an attempt to minimize the impact of any shifting requirements. Sometimes, however, these changes are a reality that the project sponsor has to accommodate. The Agile Project Management methods help deal with these situations.

 Participants in this one-day workshop will learn the basic techniques of Agile Project Management through examples from real-world projects that used these methods to control changing requirements.

 Audience:
 
This course introduces some advanced variations on basic project management practices. While anyone can attend, project managers with some experience in the following areas will find the material more applicable to their day-to-day work:
  • New product development projects
  • Projects with unclear (fuzzy) scope
  • Projects expected to experience a high level of scope change
  • IT projects
Prerequisites:
 
None

Topics:

  • What is Agile and What's In lt for Me?
    • The Evolution of Systems Development Lifecycles (SDLCs)
    • Iterative and Incremental Development
    • The Agile Philosophy
    • Which Projects Are Suited to Agile Methods?
  • Common Agile Methods
    • An Overview of the Scrum Method
  • Agile Estimating and Planning
    • Agile Requirements Management
    • Agile Scope Change Management
    • Rolling-Wave Planning & The 3-Levels of Agile Planning
    • Agile Estimating Approaches
    • Agile Fast Tracking
  • Metrics and Status Reporting
    • Project Schedule and Financial Status Tracking & Forecasting
    • Iteration Schedule and Financial Status Tracking & Forecasting
  • How to Determine if a Team is Agile

Registration includes:
  • A course binder with copies of all slides, case studies, exercises, and other handouts
  • Managing Agile Projects edited by Kevin Aguanno. 420 pages
  • Scrum in Under Ten Minutes by Hamid Shojaee. DVD
  • 8 pdu’s
  • Onsite 1:1 classroom Training
  • Breakfast , Lunch, and snacks

Bio

Instructor

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 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.  Kevin 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 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.

Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30
Start: 8:30
End: 4:30 (4 PDUs)

Location

The Westwood
438 North Avenue
 Garwood, NJ

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