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Following on from the Agile theme of our March event at the Leeds Arena, the next PMI Yorkshire & Humber branch event will focus on using Agile techniques in a non-software development environment.
Agile is quickly becoming the go-to project management methodology as teams move away from rigid waterfall techniques and seek to embrance sprints, iterative development and flexible scoping.
This event is designed to introduce people who have been used to using waterfall to the concept of Agile project management.
Our speaker, Aaron Penwill, will offer tips on how to use elements of Agile methodology in waterfall projects and enable attendees to understand the breakthroughs in people and process required to do so. The benefits of such an approach include: Greater ownership; Faster cadence of workflow; Increased responsiveness; Better collaboration and improved support.
In the first part of the session, we will explore what is meant by agile and compare it to traditional waterfall methods. We will reflect on the project environment and how the traditional methods keep us in check but limit our level of responsiveness. We will see how adopting agile principles, along with some elements of the frameworks of agile, can bring about a better rate of responsiveness. We will then test this with a hands-on experiment and discuss the outcomes.
In the second part of the session, we will look at some examples of organisations who have started exploring and using agile principles and methods with existing waterfall projects.
We will discover how these have been implemented and what has arisen. In small groups we will then discuss the application within our own projects.
Finally, we will finish the session with a Q and A. It's sure to be a fun, informative and interactive session and it would be great to see you there.