Beyond projects - what happens next?

Date/Time: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 5.15pm - 7.00pm

Venue: Salem Chapel Auditorium, 11-15 Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

Cost: Free

Speaker: Alan Kelly

Synopsis:

Joint event between West Yorkshire Branch and PROMS-G.

Good projects make for bad software. At best the concept of a 'Project' is erroneously used for IT - specifically development work. At worst the Project metaphor leads to dead software, higher costs and missed business opportunities.

In this talk Allan Kelly will attempt to justify this somewhat radical view, suggest what comes next and what Project Managers can do to prepare for the end.

Allan Kelly has held just about every job in the software world, from system admin to development manager. Today he works as consultant and writer helping teams adopt and deepen Agile practices. He specialises in working with software product companies and aligning products and processes with company strategy.

He is the author of two books Business Patterns for Software Developers and Changing Software Development: Learning to become Agile, the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets, a regular conference speakers and frequent contributor to journals.

Allan lives in London and holds BSc and MBA degrees. More about Allan at www.allankelly.net and on Twitter as @allankellynet.

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