Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tonight (Last chance): NY SPIN: Managing Projects in a Hybrid Agile / Waterfall Environment (David Hersey)

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We are pleased to welcome David Hersey to talk to us about: "Managing Projects in a Hybrid Agile / Waterfall Environment".

Please note this event is on a Wednesday.

NY SPIN is also pleased that Wells Fargo Advisors is our exclusive venue host this season, so all meetings will be in the same location.

Topic:  Managing Projects in a Hybrid Agile / Waterfall Environment
Presenter: David Hersey
Date: March 8, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30pm Networking
6:00pm Event
7:30 More networking
Location: Wells Fargo Advisors (near Grand Central Station)

*There will also be a brief presentation by Ronan Cox before the main presentation.

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Managing Projects in a Hybrid Agile / Waterfall Environment

This interactive talk will cover the importance of understanding the goals and very valid concerns of the waterfall culture, focused on fiscal responsibility, governance of resources, cost management and a culture of ROI.  So many Agilists view waterfall as backwards-thinking, a problem to be managed, etc. and they dismiss the very valid needs of a disciplined, mature organization.

The irony is that Agile does not propose doing away with the goals behind waterfall; it instead offers an empirical method for getting to the same place with greater accuracy, efficiency, and impact.  Understanding this is the key to success in hybrid environments.

Please bring your questions and experiences in your organization and together we will explore how to meet Waterfall where it is, and offer Agile techniques as an alternative means to quantify, demonstrate, and hone in our ability to deliver projects on time, on budget, and achieve our business objectives in a disciplined manner.  We will also discuss the cultural barriers to making this shift including the need to feel in control, to know, to hold each other accountable and to demonstrate success. I will share experiences and context from the numerous fortune 500 clients I have personally worked with who have integrated Agile and waterfall successfully.

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David Hersey has been leading Agile teams and coaching enterprises in the adoption of Lean and Agile practices since the late 1990s. He has a long history of repeatable results building scalable Agile teams that are able to sustain throughput rates between 2 and 3 times that of comparable traditional teams.

First introduced to Agile principles during the mid-1990s by Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, and other members of the Smalltalk developer community, David began consulting with clients nationwide using Agile methods to decrease project costs while increasing business performance at a project, department and enterprise level.

In 2002 he became CTO of Valtech Technologies. At Valtech, David developed and operated an innovative model for Agile outsourcing which enabled businesses to achieve the benefits of fixed-price outsourcing while retaining a high level of scope flexibility to the business. The result was a win-win: the business was able to create high-value solutions, which enabled them to grow revenues; Valtech was able to optimize its delivery model, increasing profits and passing on savings to the business. This contract model has since been adopted by other outsourcers and is becoming a standard model for Agile outsourcing within several large organizations.

In 2008, Mr. Hersey founded Integral Agile, Inc. with the mission of enabling businesses to focus their IT investment on activities that produce the highest business value. He currently focuses on coaching leaders at fortune 500 companies seeking to scale their agile teams to achieve the same visibility to capacity, business impact and delivery risk at the program and departmental level.

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