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COHAA/PMI LIG: Traditional Project Management Practices in Agile

This facilitated discussion is for experienced agile practitioners, those new to agile, and traditional project managers who are curious about how their skills might translate to an agile approach.

Many believe that there are many aspects of the PMI PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) that are contrary to agile values and principles. For example, a focus on managing to a defined schedule is certainly not in alignment with the agile value of “Responding to change over following a plan”

As an agilist, should you be looking more at some of the concepts and practices identified in the PMBOK and how they might contribute to success in agile? If you are a traditional project manager, how can you leverage your experiences and knowledge to help agile projects and programs be even more effective?

Never been to a IIBA/COHAA LIG? LIGs are a unique event where a facilitator presents a 5–10 minute primer on a topic, and then we open up for discussion. Everyone is encouraged to add to the conversation through either questions or their experiences and knowledge. We limit attendance to 20 people to enable an open discussion, so sign up early.

Sponsor: Centric Consulting

Location: Datacenter.BZ
555 Scherers Court
Columbus, OH 43085

About the facilitator:
Matt Anderson has worked many years in the insurance and financial services industries. This experience includes 11 years in leadership roles for many different mission-critical enterprise applications. These applications spanned technologies and platforms, from mainframe to client-server to intranet/internet. Responsibilities included day-to-day operations, application enhancements, and large-scale development and integration projects.

Matt is a Professional Scrum Master, Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, and is certified in ITIL v3 Foundations.

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  • Shawn W.

    Would like to attend but way to far away from my home.

    March 12, 2013

  • Anna

    Trying to work in my calendar.

    March 11, 2013

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