Agile DNA: Why Agile Works

Agile DNA: Why Agile Works

featuring

Chris Girolamo, PMP

Vice President, Software and Systems Engineering Group
STG, Inc.

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Event Location

The George Washington University School of Business
2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453
Washington, DC, 20052

Agenda and Cost:

11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation

This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

About the Program

There is a large and mature body of knowledge that describes, explains and documents agile practices, processes, training and lessons learned. But one question we should also ask is, “Why does agile work?” What is it about agile practices that makes them so effective especially when compared with more traditional methodologies?

This presentation will explore the underlying product development principles that are the basis of, or the DNA of agile. These include: working in small batches; effective queue management; distinguishing project management from product development; building in quality; and self organizing teams. For agile adoption and transformations to be effective, teams and organizations need a perspective which is steeped beyond what agile is, they need to understand why agile works.

Special Instructions: 
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Chris Girolamo, PMP

STG, Inc.
Vice President, Software and Systems Engineering Group

Chris Girolamo is Vice President of the Software and Systems Engineering Group at STG. He is responsible for a portfolio of software development and engineering solution programs for STG’s government customers including the Department of State and USDA. This includes the ongoing development of the US Passport and the CLASS (namecheck) systems. He leads an Agile organizational transformation and is responsible for STG’s Software Engineering Center.

During his 30 year career, his focus has been on software engineering in numerous senior program, project management and organizational change roles. He has led variety of software lifecycle modernizations including the executive sponsor of a successful CMMI ML3 appraisal. He is a Certified Scrum Master; PMP certified; a Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA) and holds a Masters of Information Technology from George Washington University.

His industry presentations include:
•    Agile: It’s the Product, Not the Project - PMI WDC 2012 Project Management Symposium; October 2012; PMI WDC 2014 Project Management Symposium July 2014 – PMI WDC;
•    Agile DNA: Why Agile Works - PMI Luncheon Series; March 2012, August 2012; November 2012; October, 2013
•    Using Agile to Harmonize Project Management and Product Development - CSC 2011 Global Technical and Business Solution Conference; July 2011
•    Agile Adoption: Patterns and Anti-Patterns in the Public Sector - Agile Comes to You Conference; June 2011

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

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