Can Agile Methodologies Be Used Effectively Together With Earned Value (EVM)?

Can Agile Methodologies Be Used Effectively Together With Earned Value (EVM)?

featuring

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Senior Instructor
Best Practices Training, LLC

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Event Location

Department of Agriculture - WDC Cafeteria Conference Room (Wing 3 entrance)
12th and Independence Ave SW
Wing 3 Washington, DC, 20250

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program

There is a tremendous push in the last couple of years to use Agile methodologies along with Earned Value (EVM), or at least investigate how the two methodologies can be used together.

If you Google Agile and EVM, you will find many articles explaining exactly how to do this.But does it really make sense to do this?

Are there any real examples of people managing Agile projects who are also using EVM effectively? If the two approaches are at odds with each other, is one methodology better than another for most projects, and to be preferred? These questions and topics will be explored in this presentation.

Special Instructions: 

Event requires registration.
Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station.
Government ID or Photo ID is required to enter the facility.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

Mark Tolbert, PMP, PMI-ACP

Best Practices Training, LLC
Senior Instructor

Mark Tolbert is a certified PMP, and also a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). Mark brings more than 25 years of practical project and program management expertise to the classroom and is methodical about transferring his knowledge and best practices for studying for the PMP Certification Exam each and every time he teaches a class. Mark is very passionate about project management and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today.

Since November 2003, Mark has taught courses in PMP Certification Prep, project management, and Agile project management to clients around the globe including the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC), the U.S Bureau of the Census, BRMI, Henkel Corporation, Vista Technologies, Human Solutions Corporation, Providge Consulting and open enrollment programs across the United States. The majority of his PMP Prep students have a first-time success rate for PMP students in his classes has consistently exceeded 95%.

Prior to teaching, Mark spent 27 years at Hewlett-Packard where he successfully managed support programs and project teams including a large E-Selling program, a multi-vendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects, and Mobile Device Management programs.

Mark has been an active PMIWDC Chapter member and volunteer for the past 21 years serving on a number of board positions including most recently (from 2009 through 2012) serving on the board as the Trustee for the chapter. He has also taught PMP Prep classes for the chapter membership for the past fifteen years.

Mark is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda. They have three boys who are all working in information technology careers today.
 

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