The Project Manager is Coming - Run for Your Lives!

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]

Everything is in place: a team, an agile methodology, and an agile ALM tool. You’re ready to deliver great software, calculate team velocity, and iteratively improve the process and code. And then someone from the Project Management Office (PMO) shows up. All of the sudden the inquisition starts: Exactly what will be delivered? And by what date? Which people are doing which work? And for how long? And with the questions comes a confusing cloud of terminology: Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Earned Value, Resource Profiling, etc. Who are these people and what the hell are they talking about?

If this sounds familiar, come to this presentation to get an understanding of the PMO perspective and hear stories of how teams have successfully bridged the gap between the tools and processes of the PMO and the agile project management approaches favored by software development teams. The focus is on how to communicate with those PMO folks – so no demos or vendor pitches.

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Schedule info

Time slot: 
27 March 10:30 - 11:15
Lake Audubon


Agile ALM
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