Agile Project Management

Organised by Association for Project Management (APM) North West Branch; the BCS Bolton, Bury and Wigan sub-branch; and BCS PROMS-G.

Date:
Thursday 25 April 2013

Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
Warburtons Ltd, Back o’ th’ Bank House, Hereford Street, Bolton, BL1 8HJ

Cost:
Free and open to all.

Speaker:
Sue Clarke

Synopsis:

This free event is organised by Association for Project Management (APM) North West Branch; the BCS Bolton, Bury and Wigan sub-branch; and BCS PROMS-G. There will also be hot and cold food available prior to the talk.

In the early 1990s Kent Beck was thinking about an 'agile approach' to software development that made everything seem simple and more efficient.

XP is successful because it stresses customer satisfaction. It is designed to deliver the software to customer needs, when it is needed.

XP empowers developers to confidently respond to changing customer requirements, even late in the life cycle.

XP emphasises team work. Managers, customers, and developers are all part of a team dedicated to delivering quality software.

The presentation isn't a classic example of Scrum or XP methodologies; rather it is a practitioner's experience of what works and doesn't, with reflections on how differences in culture have affected the success of using the methodology.

About the speaker:

Sue has worked in Information Systems (IS) for all of her career. She has worked in a range of sectors, including financial services and higher education, with a spell in consultancy and most recently as an IS programme director in pharmaceuticals at Astra Zeneca. She has spent much of that time in project management and has implemented Agile projects in three different organisations.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event could be part of your CPD, including as part of the CPD process for Chartered status. Further details can be found at www.bcs.org/cpd