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Transitioning to Lean-Agile Project Management - **Free Event - Sponsored by Techead**

Agile Richmond

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Glen Allen, VA

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Forget What You Think You Know: Transitioning to Lean-Agile Project Management

The transition to lean and agile approaches is gaining popularity in IT software development organizations. But, many organizations embark on an agile transition with early team successes, only to struggle later to institutionalize both the processes and their benefits. Often, this is because the underlying reason of why agile approaches work is not well understood.

 

Managing agile projects requires an understanding of what initially appears to be a paradox—the management of self-organizing teams. It is common to conclude that agile implies management is unnecessary or something to be eliminated. The reality is that successful scaled implementations of lean-agile software development require that managers learn new competencies and approaches. This presentation will focus on five key lean-agile competencies that seem counterintuitive when compared with conventional project management practices.

 

 

Speaker Bio:

Guy Beaver is the CIO at Perfect Commerce, a software company that provides SaaS purchasing solutions for large corporations.  At Perfect Commerce, he leads and oversees the development, delivery, and support of all Information Technology. He is a seasoned practitioner of Lean IT practices including Agile, Scrum, Kanban.  Guy's career of over 25 years spans several industries including Aerospace, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Supply Chain Management.  He co-authored the book, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility.

 

This talk is based on Guy’s article that appears in this month’s Better Software Magazine.  He will also share some case studies from his consulting days at Net Objectives.

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Bay Harbor Professional Services
4198 Cox Road
Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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This is another in Agile Richmond's continuing series of learning and growth opportunities. Agile Richmond is a professional non-profit organization of people in the Richmond, Virginia area committed to Agile and Lean practices. We are committed to providing opportunities for our community to share knowledge, excitement and learning about Lean and Agile in both theory and practice.
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