Agile Conference 2021

Tuesday, January 12: AGILE TRANSFORMATIONS

(all times EST)

 

10:00 - 10:15 am

OPENING REMARKS
James Hannon

10:15 - 11:15 am

KEYNOTE: SCALING IN A VUCA WORLD
Jeff Sutherland

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

SCALING IN A VUCA WORLD
Stephen Daukas
Steve will present a case study of scaling Scrum in a VUCA ecosystem.

12:00 - 12:30 pm

LUNCH / NETWORKING

12:30 - 1:15 pm

RAPIDLY ADAPTING DELIVERY METHODOLOGIES IN RESPONSE TO DRAMATIC CHANGE
Aiden O'Dwyer and William Power
This case study presents how a global engineering consultancy pivoted its delivery methodology in response to the sudden imposition of ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

1:15 - 2:00 pm

PRIORITIZATION USING COST OF DELAY - AN EXECUTIVE'S SUPERPOWER IN A VUCA WORLD
David Grabel
In today’s VUCA world, executives are always dealing with new work requests, shifting priorities, and fixed capacity. They have to continually re-prioritize to deliver the most value, which results in decisions often made for the wrong reasons. Leaders need an economic-based framework for prioritization – Cost of Delay.

2:00 - 2:10 pm

BREAK

2:10 - 2:55 pm

HOW TO NAVIGATE A VUCA WORLD WITH PERSONAL AGILITY
Peter Stevens
What plans did you make last year? How many were still valid after the COVID crisis hit? Whether for your company, your team, or yourself, the WUCA world challenges you to manage risks, find energy and purpose, overcome setbacks, and achieve long term goals. Learn how to find and hold direction when everything is changing.

2:55 - 3:25 pm

ROUNDTABLE: THE SCRUM GUIDE 2020
Devi Annamalai and Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan

3:25 - 3:35 pm

BREAK

3:35 - 4:20 pm

VUCA AND THE MANUFACTURING OF DRUGS
Dr. Suga Subramaniam and Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan
The myth that project management knowledge is not extensible in the drug discovery life cycle or that the agile principles are limited to software development initiatives is nothing more than fiction. Both project management and agile approaches are grounded in progressive elaboration that is pivotal in the continuous study of virus outbreaks to understand its molecular structure to develop the appropriate vaccine. This presentation demystifies this myth using a real case study.

4:20 - 5:00 pm

HOW TESLA RELEASES HARDWARE MULTIPLE TIMES A WEEK
Joe Justice
How do hardware companies release multiple times in a week? What type of company policies and practices make that possible? Tesla releases 27 or more updates in production per week per model. Joe Justice explains the company structure and leadership decisions that make this a multiple-year sustained endeavor, much to the stock market's delight.

5:00 - 5:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS
James Hannon
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

©2020 by BU Agile Innovation Lab 

 

The Boston University Agile Innovation Lab is a resource for the agile project management community. 

Some Images Provided By Pixabay

BU MET.png