The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Agile methods put a great deal of emphasis on trust, empowerment, and collaboration. Agile moves us away from command and control project management toward an approach designed to harness the passion, creativity, and enthusiasm of the team. Mike will tackle the assumptions behind traditional project management and explore a more agile approach to managing time, cost, and scope. He will address the PMI Processes and Knowledge areas and explore how to adapt them to agile projects. Participants will leave with practical tips they can implement today to begin building a culture of agility.
I first explain the foundations of agile, project managment, and agile project management
Next we explore concepts behind time, cost, scope, and risk management and the cost of process and the cost of change
Throughout the talk, I use an evolving Gantt chart (the language of traditional PMs) to show how the planning metaphor needs to change when you move to agile methods.
We do a walkthrough of the PMBOK and explain how to look at the process groups and knowledge areas from an agile point of view
Finally we explore what a transitioning PM can do now to begin creating a culture of agility
60-70 minutes talk 20-30 minutes questions
I delivered this talk at the SQE conference down in Orlando. 50% of the attendees gave feedback. Average review was 8.5/10
Check out this review from Dave Nicolette on his blog Evolving Web:
Here is a link to the deck I did in Orlando. I have also done this talk in workshop format at the Agile Vancouver conference. The talk will be somewhat revised based on feedback from both these events: http://www.slideshare.net/mcottmeyer/the-agile-pmp-teaching-an-old-dog-n...
- Project managers, business analysts, and other stakeholders will leave with a new way of thinking about project management best practices and new tools for delivering value in the face of uncertainty.
- Project managers, business analysts, and other stakeholders will leave with a new language for explaining the value proposition of agile to traditional practitioners.