20 February 2020

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Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch

Life cycle options: Agile v Waterfall

Leopold Hotel Sheffield, 2 Leopold St, Sheffield, S1 2GZ

Unless an organisation is completely agile, project managers will always need to decide on methodology and how to manage across barriers.

This presentation aims to explain how “agile thinking” can be used to:

  • Align the project or programme goals (and backlogs) to strategy.
  • Design the governance, reporting and manage stakeholders.
  • Identify and mitigate risks.
  • Optimise team structure, design, resourcing.
  • Take issues away from the delivery teams and smooth work across boundaries.
  • Embed lessons learnt/process improvements.
  • Culture and coach.

It will also share research findings on the pros and cons of agile v waterfall, based on case study feedback.

This presentation and interactive game will show how thinking agile can help create successful projects.

Susan Clarke is an IT Programme Director, who has worked with global teams for the past 15 years, operating most recently in the heavily regulated area of pharmaceuticals.  She has held IT leadership roles in both public and private sectors, specialising in cutting edge digital and cloud deliveries.

She takes an active role in promoting agile methodologies in the region, and is a regular speaker at branch events.  She first adopted agile development in 2002, and adapted the methodology for successful use in multiple organisations since then. 

Susan is passionate about supporting the next generation of IT project managers and consequently has been a regular guest lecturer at Leicester’s De Montfort University.  She is the author of research papers on agile development and project management, including APM white papers on the practical adoption of agile and scaled agile methodologies. 

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.

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