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"Agile Project Management: Going Beyond Software Development"
Booz Allen Hamilton
View the presentation slides (1.55 MB PDF)
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Time and Location:
Curie & Drew Conference Rooms
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
- 11:30 am: Networking begins
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm:
- Keynote Speaker: David Montagne
None. This Session is free of charge.
Preregistration is required.
About the Program:
Agile Project Management: Going Beyond Software Development
Agile Project Management is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams. The Agile approach is different than the standard waterfall methodology, and its concepts can be applied to non-software development efforts. It eliminates waste by streamlining unnecessary steps such as multiple, delayed approvals, documentation that is redundant, and additional steps that add no value to the final product.
Agile Project Management has recently gained a lot of attention throughout the project management community. There were several sessions dedicated to it at the Fall 2008 Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Congress. Agility was also a common theme at the Fall 2008 Gartner Conference, and several agile summits were held in the past year. Characterized by it's ability to manage change and reduce waste, it has become increasingly attractive in today’s uncertain economic times.
Despite its current popularity, many still misunderstand the definition of Agile Project Management. Many people think Agile is one methodology, when in reality, it encompasses many frameworks including Extreme Programming (XP), Rational, Scrum, Rapid Applications Development (RAD), Rational Unified Process (RUP), Spiral, Lean, Dynamic System Development, Crystal, and others.
There are many advantageous Agile principles for use in non-IT projects, including incremental delivery, flexible requirements, sustainable project pace, regular retrospectives, facilitation techniques, and focusing on the customer experience rather than process. Join us to gain an understanding of Agile Project Management, as well as the common themes of agility that can be applied to projects other than software development.
About the Speaker:
David Montagne, PMP
Dave Montagne is a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has managed projects and programs at five companies, and has managed many teams of project managers and technical staff. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Booz Allen and provides training and project support services to the internal Information Services team. He holds both the PMP and CBM (Certified Business Manager) certifications, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.