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Tuesday, August 4 • 14:00 - 15:15
Is Agile Project Management an Oxymoron? (Michael Nir) POPULAR

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The concept of Agile Project Management is somewhat controversial and some people might say that the concept of project management is inconsistent with Agile; however:
• If we look closely at a typical Agile team-level project, there is actually a lot of “project management” going on; it’s just a different kind of project management and the project management functions are distributed among different roles on an Agile team rather than being performed by a single individual called a “Project Manager”
• As we scale Agile beyond simple single-team projects to larger and more complex enterprise-level projects, there is definitely a need to integrate some level of project and program management with an Agile development approach
• There are many stereotypes and misconceptions about both “Agile and Waterfall” that make those two approaches seem like binary and mutually-exclusive choices that are polar opposites and are totally incompatible with each other
The objective of this presentation is to separate some of these stereotypes and misconceptions from reality and begin to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management principles and practices as complementary to each other rather than competitive and examine how these two approaches can be blended together in real-world situations.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand stereotypes and misconceptions that exist about traditional project management and Agile in order to develop an objective view of what Agile Project Management is
  • Learn to see Agile and traditional project management principles and practices as complementary rather than competitive and learn how to blend Agile and traditional project management principles and practices together in the right proportions to fit a given project situation
  • Learn the general differences in an Agile Project Management role and the shifts in thinking that project managers might need to make to operate successfully in an Agile environment
  • Discuss specific roles for Agile Project Managers in an Agile environment and the skills that will be needed to play those roles

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Michael Nir

President , Lean Agile Inspiration Expert, Best Selling Author and Speaker, Sapir Consulting US
As an Agile Leadership Expert and Executive Coach, Michael’s initiatives with one Fortune 100 company are saving over $12 million in program costs, with completion dates more than a year ahead of schedule.Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is an enterprise lean-agile expert... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
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