Journyx CEO Curt Finch will present “Is An Agile PMO Possible?” at the Los Angeles chapter of PMI (Project Management Institute) this Thursday, March 10th.
Topic – Is an Agile PMO Possible?
It often seems that a lean, agile development environment will always be at odds with the structure and constraints of the PMO. A well-known author described the situation well in a recent article:
Many firms have committed so completely to PMBOK process flows and CMM best practices that many of the core concepts of agile development, such as “barely sufficient” documentation and change-friendliness, seem like heresy. In fact, I’ve had people in my Agile Project Management classes tell me that their perception of agile is that the key message is “everything you know about project management is wrong.”
Yet it does not have to be this way. The agile PMO can bridge the gap between these two very important groups and help organizations to execute projects more successfully. While it does require a bit of change management, it is not as impossible as it seems and the benefits far outweigh the effort. This presentation will look at the skills and strengths that each team brings to the table, explore the value of working together and steps to creating a harmonious union.
Attendee Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will learn the benefits of Agile: It allows customer advocates to see what is being developed very early in the cycle, and corrections can be made as needed before it’s too late.
2) Participants will learn the benefits of the PMO: While the agile worker is concerned mainly with innovation and fast delivery, the PMO can help to keep the rest of the organization informed as to what is going on.
3) Participants will learn practical steps toward an agile PMO: Agile developers might compromise by tracking their time to task in order to keep the PMO updated on their progress. At the same time, project managers can compromise by being flexible and willing to update plans and schedules as necessary.
4) Participants will learn the value of working together and practical advice and tips for creating a harmonious and mutually beneficial relationship within their company.
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