The Art of Agile Risk ManagementSusan Parente
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In today’s world of fast paced technology and continually changing requirements and project scope, the need for Agile Project Management has greatly increased. Responding to this demand, the PMI® (Project Management Institute) launched a new certification, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM. The result of this fast growing certification is the creation of a new space where Project Management and Agile Practices for Software Development meet. This calls us to ask where do standard critical project management methodologies like Risk Management fit into Agile Practices.
This presentation details the methodology of Risk Management as it applies to Agile Project Management. It engages in the steps of Risk Management including: identifying, assessing and managing risks, while mapping these to Agile Practices. Most Project Managers are familiar with Risk Management and Agile, but how do these methodologies relate, and how can we use them to manage resources and do more with less on our projects?
What is Agile Project Management and when does it make sense to use it? How Risk Management relates to Agile and how it is incorporated into Agile Practices will be evaluated. Recommendations for implementing Agile Risk Management will be provided along with best practices and how organizations are putting this into practice.
Risk Management is not only a practice and discipline, it is an Art. Knowing the tools of techniques is not sufficient for success. The nuances of how Risk management is incorporated into agile practices are what generate project success. When requirements and environmental conditions are in flux, our ability to anticipate Risk and plan for it is critical to managing projects with agility.
Agile Retrospectives -- Loops of LearningEarl Everett
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Developing and delivering software and systems is hard. Individual technical skills are not enough; delivery is a team sport. A weak team’s results range from slipped deliverables and missed opportunities, to failed projects, products, and organizations, all of which result in unhappy team members, stakeholders, and customers. If Team problems are overlooked, success will overlook the Team.
Peter Senge, in his seminal book The Fifth Discipline, described the Learning Organization. The Agile community has demonstrated that high-performing Teams must first become skilled in learning as a team. Having learned how to learn rapidly (i.e. become a micro-learning organization), they can deliver working software and systems, and deliver successfully, on-time, and repeatedly.
Agility is a mindset – a mindset that learns rapidly through effective use of feedback loops. In this interactive discussion, we will explore single-, and double-feedback loops, and how to use these effectively in your Team retrospectives, to help your Team grow into a learning organization, paving the way to true adaptability and great results.
“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” -- W. Edwards Deming
“Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.” -- Caroline Schoeder
If your Teams are tired of feeling heat, come explore mechanisms that can help you learn to learn and see the light.