Thursday 7th March, 2013
8:00am to 5:00pm
If you’ve been managing projects for a while, you may be perplexed by an agile project or your role in it. If you’re accustomed to predicting the schedule, assigning the work, and tracking a Gantt chart, you may be puzzled by how to use empirical data to understand the project’s progress, having people self-assign work, and by your new role as coach and facilitator. Without a Gantt chart, you may be puzzled and not know how to answer your management’s question, “When will you be done?” You may not even realize that’s the wrong question and what the right question is.
Agile projects provide the project manager (and any other manager) more useful information than a serial-lifecycle project. Yet, it’s difficult for many project managers to make the transition to Agile, because they don’t know what they can or should do.
In this experiential tutorial, we’ll use a small project to practice working on an agile project and how to collect the data—both quantitative and qualitative—that tells you how the project and the team are progressing. You will learn how to assess the project’s true state and be able to tell your management when you will be done and what the right question really is.
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