Title: Sink or Swim? Changing Methodology Mid-project from Waterfall to Agile; Should You Do It? The challenges of changing methodology from Waterfall to Agile in the final year of a multi-year project.

A case study presentation where a decision was made to change methodology from traditional Waterfall to Agile in the final year of a multi-year project. The intention for the decision: create a sense of urgency; increase velocity; provide value more often.

Learning Objectives:

  • The value of educating and confirming understanding
  • The role of effective communication in ensuring team members understand:
    • The value of using the methodology;
    • What’s in it for them; and
    • What is expected of them.
  • The importance of making it fun
  • Have “change agents” to help coach / mentor / influence
  • The potential pitfalls and risks associated with such a change

Presenter Bio:

Tony_133Tony Porfilio has over 18 years’ experience as a project manager, program manager and engagement manager in various industries, primarily implementing enterprise software solutions (WFM, CRM, CMS, etc) and managing large multi-disciplinary project teams. Tony has worked at several system integration companies, software companies and as an independent consultant. He has also launched several businesses and dabbled in the film industry. Tony studied computer programming, small business management and executive management at Seneca Applied Arts & Technology, University of Toronto and Babson in Cambridge-Mass respectively. Currently holds the role of Director, Professional Services at Diabsolut Inc.

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Date & Time: Thursday, April 24, 2014 (6:40 PM – 8:00 PM)

Tentative Agenda:
6:00 PM – Registration/Networking (coffee, tea and cookies will be served)
6:40 PM – Announcements (meeting room doors open)
7:00 PM – Presentation
8:00 PM – Presentation ends

Fees (incl. HST)
SOC Members (please login prior to registering) – $25.00
PMI Members –  $30.00
Non-Members –  $35.00

SOC Members – $30.00
PMI Members – $30.00
Non-Members – $35.00

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