Putting Agile to the Test: A Case Study - Webcast!

May 01, 2019
6:00 PM MDT to 7:00 PM MDT
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6:00-7:00pm: Presentation (NOTES: This is a PMI PPRC member-only event. Registration closes April 29, 2019 at noon.)

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Putting Agile to the Test: A Case Study

Agile best practices can be applied to a variety of situations, but the most prevalent use is for IT projects (software development).  Can you apply agile methods to a ‘portion’ of a software implementation project? 

In this case study, Todd provides an overview of a successful example where agile techniques were applied to a multi-year, multi-million-dollar IT program – specifically to the testing phase. The project included legacy replacement, new software development, creation of a new enterprise data model with a document management solution, and complex financial balancing.  Todd will cover the guiding principles from the Agile Manifesto, describing the practical approach he used to implement agile techniques and showing information radiators that were used to track velocity and demonstrate progress to program stakeholders.  He will outline key benefits for the business, as well as lessons the team learned along the way.

You will leave this presentation with a greater appreciation for the testing complexity of a large-scale software implementation, as well as an understanding of best practices, lessons learned, and practical agile techniques and tracking tools that you can apply to your current project.

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Presenter:  Todd R. Jones, PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP- LIMC-2016

Todd JonesBio: Todd is an accomplished author and speaker on various topics related to project management.  He has recently presented at PMI Global Congresses, LIMs, STPCon, DevOps East, and at multiple PMI Chapters.  He is a contributor to the Agile Almanac Book 2, published in 2017.

Todd has extensive experience applying traditional project management methodologies, as well as iterative and agile approaches at Westfield Insurance.  Among his most challenging projects was leading the Testing Project Team to adopt an agile approach to deliver a $90 MM program composed of 6+ projects to replace an aging legacy system.  He currently leads the testing team for a $200 MM program to modernize a core policy processing system.  Todd indicates that one of his greatest thrills is to join a struggling project and re-engage the team, working together to deliver the expected business value.

Todd is a member of the PMI Northeast Ohio chapter (PMINEO), where he has volunteered since 2010.  He currently serves as a member of the chapter’s Governance Board, providing strategic leadership to deliver increased member value.  Todd is also a recent graduate of PMI's Leadership Institute Master Class and was the recipient of the Dr. Harold Kerzner Project Management Excellence Award in 2017. 

Todd is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®).  He also holds Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation from the Scrum Alliance.

Connect with Todd at www.linkedin.com/in/toddrjones


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