The End Of Projects - and what happens next

Wednesday 5 February 2014

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Allan Kelly

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.

About the Speaker:

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 and on Twitter as @allankellynet.

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