Case Studies of Continuous Improvement Through Metrics

Case Studies of Continuous Improvement Through Metrics


James Damato

CA Technologies

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About the Presentation

Learn how to judge the health of your Agile teams by doing a health check with real customer case study data. We'll look at data on team performance based on various Agile metrics such as Burnups/Burndowns, Cumulative Flow Diagrams, Velocity Chart, SDPI charts, and more. We’ll mine them for insight to interpret possible challenges the team is facing and determine prescriptive action items that will influence improvement.

This will be a very interactive session, where everyone comes away learning something. We’ll examine how to mine for internal performance data, evaluate what we can deduce from actions happening outside the boundaries of agile practices and pinpoint areas that will have the most impact on future projects to get them back on track. The goal is to turn work into data, data into insights and insight into action.

Event Location

REI Systems Inc.
45335 Vintage Park Plaza
Sterling, VA, 20166

Agenda and Cost:

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

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Event Keywords

Industry / Sector


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

James Damato

CA Technologies

Jim Damato ( is a senior technology leader with 20 years of responsibility and accountability for taking enterprise software and IT initiatives from vision and strategy thru rollout and support. He has been successful in environments like publicly traded companies, quick-growing startups, and federal agencies, starting as a software engineer in Silicon Valley in the hey day of the Internet where he was first exposed to early Agile techniques.

After the tech economy crash he landed in Washington DC leading large, technology-focused project teams as a federal contractor. He learned about a process called Waterfall and thought, “Why would you do it like that?” He never forgot his Agile roots and developed an ability to look at Agile through a Waterfall lens and Waterfall through an Agile lens.

He now helps companies implement their Agile strategies as a Solutions Architect for CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) where he is a product specialist and Agile expert. His expertise includes applying Agile in a real-world, hands-on, boots-on-the-ground way; and helping customers through the hybrid-hell that comes when implementations move beyond theory and get messy.

Jim is PMP, ITIL, CSM, PMI-ACP, CSP and SAFe Agilist certified.

About the Loudoun Community

PMIWDC is pleased to announce a new Community in Loudoun County: PMIWDC - LC! PMIWDC’s Loudoun luncheons are a series of free brown bag luncheons hosted at the REI Systems Headquarters, 45335 Vintage Park Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166, conveniently located near the intersection of Route 28 and Route 606, north of the Dulles Airport. The Loudoun Community Luncheons are held every second Monday of the month, unless posted otherwise. In the event of a holiday, the luncheon will be on the third Monday. (Pre-registration is recommended). PMIWDC – Loudoun Community’s goal is to provide members with a convenient forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The Luncheons will feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. This series is made possible by the generous support of REI Systems, a recognized leader in federal grants management systems, full-life cycle software development, and open government and transparency solutions.

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