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February 2018 Chapter Meeting

WEBINAR (Earn 2 PDUs!!): Addressing Your Agile/Scrum Challenges - Fixing What is Broken & Maximizing What You Have

Scrum / Agile implementations don't always go as planned, and without some due diligence, chaos is easy. This session will enumerate the problems to look out for and provide example corrective actions.

Earn 2 PDUs!! Registration is only $15 for both members and non members.

NeilLast year, Neil shared an excellent presentation with our chapter on how to Keeping Sane While Wrestling Elegantly with PMBOK. This year, he returns with a powerful presentation you do not want to miss on how to address real challenges in Agile/Scrum! We are so glad to welcome him again to present during our webinar.

Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company formed in 1990 that consults on leadership challenges, process improvement, CMMI, Scrum, software engineering and project management. He has 28 years of experience in software and process engineering. Neil is a CMMI-Institute certified lead appraiser for SCAMPI appraisals, Intro to CMMI instructor (development and services), Six Sigma Greenbelt and Certified Scrum Master. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Essex (UK) and is the co-author of Making Process Improvement Work - A Concise Action Guide for Software Managers and Practitioners, Addison-Wesley (2002), and Making Process Improvement Work for Service Organizations, Addison-Wesley (2012).  

Topic Description:

Scrum is a software project management methodology based on Agile principles. Agile methodologies promote a project management process that encourages frequent inspection, adaptation, teamwork, self-organization, accountability, and strong customer involvement.

However, Scrum / Agile implementations don't always go as planned, and without some due diligence, chaos is easy. Many organizations simply code, ship and hope under the label of “Agile.”  

This session will enumerate the problems to look out for and provide example corrective actions.

Topics covered are:

  • Agile manifesto, principles and risks
  • Definition of scrum
  • Scrum pros and cons
  • Framework vs. complete solution?
  • The backlog and requirements
  • A great backlog vs. A mumbo-jumbo backlog
  • Overcoming accountability and visibility caused by requirements
  • Release planning and sprint planning
  • Prediction vs. discovery
  • Running the business, and money
  • Sprint capacity
  • Phases vs. sprints - what have you lost and gained?
  • Task dependencies
  • Risk management
  • Do we need design?
  • Allocating time -- design and final system test / validation
  • Are Agile / Scrum practices enough?
  • Relation to the Standish Chaos recommendations, CMMI and PMBOK
  • Q&A

Join us for our February 19th Webinar; 7pm-9pm ET.

Online registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting. Additional details regarding webinar access will be provided via email. 

Earn 2 PDU's

Meeting attendance equals 2 PDU's  (Categories: 1 Technical; 1 Strategic Business)

Event Properties

Event Date 02-19-2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-19-2018 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-02-2018
Cut off date 02-19-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $15.00
Location Webinar
$15.00
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