Engineering Leadership SIG: Agile Project Management in a Waterfall World - Managing Sprints with Predictive Metrics



  • Agile Project Management in a Waterfall World - Managing Sprints with Predictive Metrics

    Companies are dealing with increasingly disruptive markets, but they are often strapped with heavy weight, bureaucratic processes. Agile software management methods have helped teams become faster, but until now these methods haven't work well within the traditional phased development environments (waterfall). You will be shown, with case studies, how select agile components (sprints, retrospectives, and burn down charts) can be tailored into a new project management model for complex product development. The attendees will also be presented the relevance of cadence, standup meetings and other foundations of the agile methodology in waterfall environments to give you a fresh approach to managing projects

    Attendee Key Take-Aways:

    • How to create the Boundary Conditions to clarify and represent project risks
    • How to break a project into Sprints that balance overhead with agility
    • How to apply the principles of cadence and stand up meetings for project managers
    • How to create a fact based event timeline
    • How to perform fact based retrospectives that benefit the team during (not after) a project
    • How to translate Burn-down charts into Predictive Metrics for hybrid projects

    ONGOING MANAGEMENT SPONSOR: Project Connections is our EL SIG Management Sponsor. is dedicated to practically and affordably supporting inpiduals as they do their jobs day-to-day and helping them grow their management abilities and careers. We also provide management development and support resources to organizations, through group subscriptions, methodology content licenses, on-demand virtual training programs, virtual coaching, and more - all to help managers improve how critical project work gets done, and to help grow the capabilities of everyone on their staffs and teams.

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    6:15 - 7:00 Early arrival recommended! 

    6:30 - 7:00 Registration / Checkin 

    6:30 - 7:00 Enjoy wine, beer, cheese, fruit, snacks, pizza, soda and networking 

    6:31 - 6:59 Engineering Leadership Peer-2-Peer Roundtable 

    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and opening announcements 

    7:10 - 8:25 Keynote and Q&A 

    8:25 - 8:30 Closing announcements 

    8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking and followup Q&A 

    8:45 - 8:50 Clean up - please leave the room beautiful 

    8:50 - 9:00 Clear the room & have a safe trip home!