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Agile Project Management is quickly gaining momentum in our local markets including multiple industries and project types. The gap between learning Agile in the classroom and putting it into practice seems sometimes impossible to traverse. Reading and learning about Agile is the easy part of the agile experience. Implementing, adapting and continually improving to take advantage of the agile tool box is where the challenges of the real world meets the text book. I have the opportunity of implementing a large-scale, large team, date driven, budget defined and requirements heavy project with real world expectations, team dynamics, stakeholder influence and project scope creep while all the time building a repeatable Agile process that focuses on multiple aspects of Scrum, Lean, Kanban and infused with continual process improvement. This real world experience of driving a leading edge, high visibility Agile project in a waterfall environment will help show one path of how Agile can be successful and then replicated across the organization. During this interactive presentation, I want to discuss my own experience of launching a new product, overcoming the typical project hurdles while simultaneously building an Agile process for project delivery
About the Speaker:
John has been involved in project management since 2001 during the latter part of his military career. Once he transitioned to the civilian world he focused on IT project management with an emphasis on best practice frameworks (ITIL) and lean management principles and techniques. In more recent endeavors of building out large scale implementations he has focused on Agile project management and trying to improve not only the processes he is implementing but also the people on the projects as well as himself through the agile journey. John is PMP and PMI-ACP certified and is currently an IT project management.