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PMI Atlanta Chapter - Agile Forum - 190521

Agile Forum - 190521

"PM Spotter Guide Approach"
presented by Steve Kraus, Primerica

The Agile Forum meetings offer an opportunity for professional networking and knowledge sharing with other agile practitioners as well as provide a learning environment for professionals interested in learning about agile techniques. Everyone is welcome to participate.            


You have a new project that you've been assigned to kick off. One of the most important questions for you and your sponsor to address is 'what approach will we use to manage this project?' -- Agile? Waterfall? Something in between? A PM Approach Spotter's Guide can help. This Spotter's Guide is a simple tool for evaluating the project's characteristics against the different approaches available to pick the best approach for your specific project, but also identify risk factors associated with that choice that will need to be mitigated should you take that approach.

The purpose of this session is to share a sample Spotter's Guide so that you can begin recognizing and improving your choices as a project manager. We will walk through the Guide so that you understand how it works. Then, we will step through the process for walking through the Guide with your sponsor so that you can jointly align on the right choice and discuss risk mitigations to be addressed.


Steve Kraus has 20+ years experience 'bridging the gap' between business strategy and technology, helping to translate business needs into meaningful initiatives. Typical roles include business relationship management, defining and driving change, and implementing Lean/Agile process improvements. This encompasses a broad number of business functions – IT, customer service, manufacturing, sales & marketing, logistics, and shared services. Steve has worked as a consultant or executive for a number of major companies, including Sears, FedEx, Georgia Pacific, Cox Communications, Olan Mills, and Home Depot. Currently, he's playing a role as an Agile Program Manager at Primerica, where he is helping guide the launch of a major new insurance product for them.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Matrix Resources, 1000 Abernathy Road, 5th Floor, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30328


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through May 14th.
Non-Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $13.00 through May 14th.

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Talent Triangle Category: Technical Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-21-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $15.00
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