Use agile and take PRINCE out of its comfort zone

Tuesday 10 January 2012

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

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

Keith Richards

There is a common perception that PRINCE2 is bureaucratic and heavyweight but is this true? There is another perception that PRINCE2 cannot be agile. Is this true? Many people may be surprised to hear that PRINCE2 can provide an excellent launch pad from which agile concepts, behaviours and techniques can be set in motion.This presentation will not only dispel many of the myths about PRINCE2 but also those associated with agile and the hype currently surrounding it. It will look at what needs to change in PRINCE2 to 'go agile' and what needs to remain in order to stay in control with the appropriate level of rigour. Whether you are an experienced hand in agile or PRINCE2, or just a beginner, this presentation will provide many ideas and suggestions which will challenge most people's thinking.

About the Speaker:

Keith Richards is the founder and director of Keith Richards Consulting (KRC), a company which specialises in using agile approaches to improve the way organisations manage projects and business change. Keith has over 30 years experience in I.T. and project management. He is a board member of the DSDM Consortium with responsibilities for membership services and technical direction. He is an accredited DSDM Practitioner and Trainer, an accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner and an IAF Accredited Facilitator. Keith has worked across all industry sectors and has been involved with a wide range of clients from SMEs to large government organisations. In 2007, Keith led the team that created DSDM Atern, the new version of the agile project management framework that can now be used on any type of project. In 2010 Keith was involved in the development of 'Agile Project Management', the new training course and qualification from the APMG.

Having trained PRINCE2 for 10 years he is currently specialising in the leading edge approach of combining DSDM Atern with PRINCE2. He is the author of Agile Project Management: running PRINCE2 projects with DSDM Atern (published by TSO). Keith is now established as an international speaker on topics relating to project best practice, DSDM, agile approaches and PRINCE2.

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