The slant on this talk is that we are mostly working from home due to the coronavirus lockdown, which gives us a great opportunity to reflect on how we could be doing things more agile. Besides some insights into evolving our agile way of working, this talk is meant to be interactive with the perspectives of what are the benefits of this new way of working.

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SPEAKER:

Grant Hamel of Vodafone Group

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AGENDA:
18:30 - Webinar starts
19:30 - Webinar ends

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SYNOPSIS:
Implementing Agile Project management is far from easy, especially when you are in a non-software development environment, and people still believe that it is either waterfall or agile. It is not, yet neither is it a hybrid.

Agile is a philosophy, and when managers say “my leadership team want a Gantt chart, that’s not agile”, they have missed the point. Agile specifically states “we welcome change, even at the last minute” and we value concise documentation, and as a “picture is worth a thousand words” a Gantt chart is a perfect way to depict the plan albeit an evolving plan within agile.

The slant on this talk is that we are mostly working from home due to the coronavirus lockdown, which gives us a great opportunity to reflect on how we could be doing things more agile. Besides some insights into evolving our agile way of working, this talk is meant to be interactive with the perspectives of what are the benefits of this new way of working.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

Grant Hamel
Grant was born and grew up in Cape Town climbing Table Mountain from an early age. His father was the Fire Chief and learned much about firefighting and fire prevention.

Through a career spanning Analytical Chemistry, Driving Tuition, Accounting, IT Application Management and Project Management, he embraced formal project management methodology, including developing within the PMO and evolving to Agile Project Management from as early as 2005. He holds an Honours Degree in Information Systems (UCT), qualified as a Scrum Master and developed his Agile Coaching over the past 12 years. Having presented on Agile at various international conferences including PMSA, and SUGSA, he remains current on the latest Agile trends having recently completed a Leading SAFe certification.

Grant is currently working as an Agile Project/Programme manager within Cyber Security at Vodafone, as he contributes to the departments' transformation into the Agile framework and way of working. He currently lives in Milton, Oxfordshire with his wife, cat and dog and loves long walks, mountain biking and spending hours on research and reading.

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PRESENTATION

Agile Project Management - A coronavirus perspective (PDF) - Grant Hamel

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Webinar: Agile Project Management - A Coronavirus Perspective - London South Branch
Date and time
28 April, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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