PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2009 September Meeting

15 September 2009 - Edison - Pines Manor


PDP Information

Program Number: C020-15092009
Why Agile... Why Now.  Doing More with Less
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
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

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. 

Other Meetings:

Career Networking LCI

Topic: Translating Aspiration into Action

cnl spkrNetworking is about contact -- contact with people.  The rules and the skills for success in daily life are not designed for disruptive events or unprecedented challenges.  Breakthrough is about what is possible not what is predictable.  The big idea is that breakthroughs are a learnable skill. 

Doug Berger, author, breakthrough coach and business consultant for a stimulating conversation about applying breakthrough thinking to your career.  Doug is the author of “The One Hour Breakthrough – Translating Aspiration into Action”. 

Doug's handout can be downloaded.


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