February 2018 Dinner Meeting - "Agility Simplified: Project Manager's 'Need to Know' Topics"


Agility Simplified: Project Manager's "Need to Know" Topics (2 PDU's)

Presented by Lisa Goebel


What's this agile stuff all about and why should you care?  Agile is not a software development methodology - it's a way of thinking and behaving. We'll dive into the Agile Manifesto and its associated principles.  We'll also have an activity that puts these in action.  

What's Scrum?  How does it work and what's the role of a Project Manager?  We'll walk thru the people, process and artifacts of Scrum and discuss how Project Manager's contribute to an agile team's success.  We'll also discuss the differences between the roles of a Project Manager and Scrum Master. 

What are these story points all about?  How are they are used to forecast and plan agile efforts?  An agile team's scope is measured in points using relative sizing. We'll have an activity that allows you to practice relative sizing a scope of work and then to use these sizings to complete the initial planning. 

What's a user story?  What makes requirements in an agile effort different than those in waterfall?  Writing quality user stories is hard - but good user stories are essential to agile teams.  We'll review the structure of user stories and discuss the characteristics of a well written user story.  We'll also touch upon how agile teams manage requirement changes.


About the Speaker

Goebel-LisaLisa Goebel has a wide array of experiences in different industries in her almost 30 year career.  From launching space shuttles, to tracking money launderers, to developing gift cards for insurance to collaborating with Walt Disney World Imagineers on a health related attraction at Epcot Center.   Lisa’s most recent role of four years is that of an Agile coach responsible for a large enterprise transformation from waterfall to Scrum.  This includes guiding development teams and organizations on how to use Agile/Scrum practices to support the value stream requirements and deliver quality solutions. 

Event Properties

Event Date 02-19-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-19-2018 8:45 pm
Registration Start Date 01-10-2018
Registered 72
Cut off date 02-16-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $40.00
Location Embassy Suites - Baymeadows
Categories Dinner - Leadership 2 PDUs
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