Agile Conference 2021

Wednesday, January 13: COMPLEX PROJECTS

(all times EST)

 

10:00 - 10:15 am

OPENING REMARKS
James Hannon

10:15 - 11:15 am

KEYNOTE: UNCONVENTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Tomas Li
The surprising benefits and lessons learned of having an unconventional approach to organizational development and practices during an “unconventional time.”

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

SPEED NETWORKING

12:00 - 12:30 pm

LUNCH / NETWORKING

12:30 - 1:15 pm

ROUNDTABLE: SCRUM IN CONSTRUCTION
Felipe Engineer and Dee Rhoda
Today construction projects are complex, frustrating, and stressful. Tomorrow, they will continue to be complex, frustrating, and stressful. Join Felipe Engineer-Manriquez and Dee Rhoda as they discuss the Scrum framework and how it provides professionals in this industry a way to navigate through this VUCA construction world.

1:15 - 2:00 pm

APPLICATION OF AGILE IN MEGA COMPLEX PROJECTS
Ginny Grieman
This presentation explores why megaprojects characterized by complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, and urgency need agile methodologies to respond to unexpected events and the warning signs of project failure.

2:00 - 2:10 pm

BREAK

2:10 - 2:55 pm

ACHIEVING BUSINESS AGILITY
Abrar Hashmi
We live in a constantly changing society, where disruption has become the norm. From Agile to Scrum to DevOps to DevSecOps to Business Agility! We are continually trying to measure and provide value using different techniques and frameworks. Business Agility seems to be the flavor of the season.

In this session, we will learn what business agility is, what techniques are available to measure business agility, and how to improve it for our customers. We will also identify principles, values, and dimensions which contribute to the business agility framework.

We will end the season by identifying what mindset is imperative for leaders to achieve business agility!

2:55 - 3:25 pm

ROUNDTABLE: AGILE TRANSFORMATIONS
Jeff Burstein, Mary Demain, Brian Irwin, Aaron Kopel, and Sarah Skillman

3:25 - 3:35 pm

BREAK

3:35 - 4:20 pm

LARGE SCALE AGILE PROJECTS AND R&D
Dr. Mark Buckner

4:20 - 5:00 pm

RESPONDING TO CHANGE OVER FOLLOWING A PLAN: SCRUM IN A VUCA WORLD
JJ Sutherland

5:00 - 5:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS
James Hannon