Agile has exploded in the last decade. Started in the software industry, Agile has now gone mainstream and is being adopted by a wide range of organizations. This rapid growth can be attributed to its core principles of delivering customer value quickly, while seamlessly dealing with change.
Due to this growth, there is a ton of online information about how best to become Agile. Many training courses focus on adopting an "Agile Mindset" or learning a prescribed framework like Scrum. Blog articles discuss specific Agile practices, like the daily standup meeting, while webinars promise increased ROIs and customer satisfaction. For newcomers, this information can be overwhelming, especially for those assessing if Agile is even applicable to them.
What is lacking is a clear guide on how to get started. This talk will explain why every Agile journey must begin with the formation of independent, cross-functional teams that do not require assistance from outside resources to deliver value. We will focus on how to create high performing Agile teams by instilling a culture of accountability and transparency. Finally, we will review the critical Agile practices to which every team must adhere with commitment and discipline.
About Our Speaker: Steven Granese, PMI-ACP, CSP, CSM
Steven Granese (PMI-ACP, CSP, CSM) is an Agile Coach, Trainer and Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the software industry. His career has focused on building web-based applications, leading development teams, and transforming companies to become more efficient by implementing Agile methodologies. He enjoys working with companies that are motivated to become better, looking to build high performing teams, and who seek a partner to assist with their Agile transformation. He holds a joint Master’s Degree in Business and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s in Communication and Technology from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor's from Wake Forest University.
Steven is currently a Senior Manager with the Custom Software practice at Tribridge, a technology services firm specializing in business applications and cloud solutions. He leads his teams to estimate, design, and build custom business applications by using Agile software methodologies, like Scrum and Kanban. He also works with this customers’ development teams to coach and train them to adopt Agile. While at Tribridge, he has lead client engagements in a variety of industries, like Emdeon (Health Insurance), Fintech (Electronic Payments), America II (Electronics), and Scytl North America (Elections).
Steven joined Tribridge from S.O.E. Software, a leader in election management software, where he served as Manager of Application Development for three years. While at S.O.E., he was introduced to Scrum and proceeded to transform his company over a six month period. Previously, he spent three years as the Director of Technology for ReacTV, a startup media company that launched a cable television network and a live, multi-player gaming website. Before completing his Masters Degrees, Steven also helped Raymond James to launch its initial online trading and account management website, and served as an e-Business Consultant for Hydrogen Media where he worked with multiple clients.
The Suncoast PMI chapter website has information regarding our meetings, dinner details, and additional information about the speaker. Also, please feel free to post this flyer at your workplace and invite others to attend. Come and network, sharpen your project management skills, learn new concepts, tools and techniques and earn valuable PDUs.
ST. PETERSBURG MARRIOTT
12600 Roosevelt Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
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