5:30 - 6:00 Networking and Refreshments
6:00 - 6:05 Announcements & Speaker Introduction: Gene Gendel
6:05 - 7:05 Presentation - Topic: Enhancing Scrum with Kanban
7:05 - 7:15 Q&A, Raffle and Closing
IIBA New York Chapter proudly presents:
When it comes to Agile, Scrum is the framework that is most widely used by majority of large corporations. Of all other agile principles, Scrum project management and product development principles, in resemblance, are the closest to waterfall.
Scrum relies on identifying specific scrum roles, dedicated involvement of certain parties, incremental delivery, time boxing, frequent re-prioritization, maintaining a backlog of work items and holding of specific scrum team rituals.
As practice shows, scrum adoption could become challenging for companies that have difficulty in establishing cadence of certain activities. This could be due to geographic distribution, highly pronounced functional teaming, improper team sizing, etc.
To compensate for these shortcomings, and to achieve successful scrum team operation and consistent, incremental product delivery, some companies have found beneficial, to incorporate some key Kanban principles to their Scrum operational models.
Kanban can be added as “extra-ingredient or seasoning” to any framework or methodology, without disrupting it. Specifically, by gaining more control of Work In Progress (WIP), Lead Time, Cycle Time and Throughput as well as creating appropriate buffers in workflows, scrum teams are able to establish more gradual delivery of Business Value to the business at more predictable pace.
This discussion is tailored for any functional roles in project management and software product development: Project Managers, Business Analysts Architects, Developers, Testers, stakeholders as well as ScrumMasters and Product Owners.
About the Speaker:
Gene Gendel is agile lead and practitioner. His primary focus is to help organizations and teams to adopt agile practices and achieve leaner product development methods. His primary area of expertise is team-level agile coaching/mentoring and scrummastering. Gene’s particular area of expertise is around Scum framework and Kanban process. Gene is a dedicated member of agile community and a big proponent of community-wide, cost effective agile education. As a part of his profession, Gene’s big emphasis is placed on ‘ethics of agile coaching’.
There will also be a raffle at the end of the presentation.
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IIBA New York City Chapter
The IIBA is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis. Whatever your role -- requirements management, systems analysis, business analysis, requirements analysis, project management, or consulting, if you are involved in analysis for systems, business or process improvement, IIBA can help you do your job better.
The mission of the NYC Chapter of the IIBA is to promote the standards, practices and the contribution of Business Analysis and provide support for the CBAP® certification.
We hold monthly chapter meetings which are designed to be both networking and educational opportunities for chapter members, prospective members and anyone interested in business analysis. Business analysts, project managers, hybrid and related roles are all welcome!