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The Alignment of Agile Management Methods to Project Governance Models

Product Id: 300158

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Industry: Agile Methodology

  •   Duration: 90 Minutes  
  • Recorded Access recorded version only for one participant; unlimited viewing for 6 months ( Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)
    Price: US$219.00
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With the widespread adoption of agile methods for project management and product development within large organizations, more and more groups are trying to experiment with these agile methods on real projects.

Most learning materials on agile methods assume that a person is using these techniques in a rather small organization -- few agile resources talk about governance and the necessary constraints that apply to any project (agile or otherwise) executing within a complex (possibly even regulated) environment.

Why should you Attend: This presentation will explain how agile management methods align with standard corporate governance models. In particular, where agile methods interact with business "stage gates" that control the funding of new projects through management approvals of business cases.

The presentation will explain how early agile project activities (often grouped together and called "iteration zero") fulfill fiduciary requirements for business governance and how they compare with traditional project management approaches. Also explored will be how pilots or proofs of concept play an important role in the governance of new product development projects, including both agile and traditional approaches.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • The Need for Project Governance
  • The Stages in a Typical Project Governance/Funding Model
  • Aligning Scrum to the Governance Model
  • Differences Between Governing Waterfall and Scrum Projects
  • Aligning Open UP to the Governance Model – A different approach
  • Aligning XP, FDD, and Other Agile Methods to the Governance Model
  • Summary
  • Q&A

Who Will Benefit:
  • Project Managers
  • Delivery Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Development Managers
  • PMO Leads
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project Auditors
  • Program Managers
  • Project Sponsors
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.

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