Monday, December 3, 2012

Last Chance: NY SPIN: Dec. 5: Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment (Simone Brown Knight)

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Our Nov 7 event has been rescheduled to Dec. 5 and at a different venue. 
NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Simone Brown Knight. Her topic: Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment.

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Date: (Wednesday) December 5, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment
Presenter(s): Simone Brown Knight
Location: ThoughtWorks


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Managing Agile Projects in a Waterfall Environment

Like many IT organizations, you might be searching for ways to reduce costs, improve quality and deliver new features more quickly.   If you're implementing Agile in combination with Waterfall project management techniques, integration can be a big challenge.   Join us to see how you can communicate Agile planning using Waterfall methods, improve collaboration between the two types of teams and communicate performance in a way that executive leadership can understand.

Learning Objectives:
1. How to make the choice between using Waterfall or an Agile PM methodologies for projects
2. Structuring Agile projects to work within a waterfall (PMI-driven) environment
3. Reporting Agile project progress using Waterfall tools
4. Improving collaboration using Team Foundation Server, SharePoint and MsProject 
Biography - Simone Brown Knight

Simone Brown Knight, PMP,  is the Founder and Principal Consultant for StockTheMind LLC, a South Florida consulting firm that delivers enterprise project management strategy, consulting and training services.  Mrs. Knight is a PMP, who also holds a certification in Lean Six Sigma process improvement.  She has been a public speaker, instructor and  expert in enterprise project management for over 15 years, leading major projects to implement new PMOs, enterprise project management tools and develop portfolio management strategies.  Simone is an Adjunct Faculty member in project management at Nova Southeastern University.  She has been a speaker at professional seminars throughout the Southeastern United States and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.  In 2008, Miss. Brown was recognized by Success South Florida Magazine as one of South Florida’s top 40 under 40 most influential black professionals.



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