April 2019 Free Webinar:
Stop Making and Breaking Teams and Watch Enterprise Agility Flourish
When: April 3, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM Central time
Description: How can you structure your large, in-house software developers to make agility flourish? Traditionally, software development is organized into short-term project teams that draw from a pool of specialized talent. Developers often work on multiple projects simultaneously. The problem? Project delays often create lags that ripple across multiple teams, creating inefficiencies and frustration. Moreover, jumping from project to project forces our brains to switch gears, meaning we work harder to function at a lower level. Research suggests 40-80% of productivity is lost in context switching.
In contrast, “product teams” are assembled for the long haul. Because teams focus on addressing business problems versus delivering a set of functions, they gain a broader perspective to understand requirements and deliver the desired results. They also suffer less from context switching, resulting in 60-80% gains in productivity. Perhaps more important: knowledge, collaboration and satisfaction grow within cohesive long-lived teams.
So how do projects get executed within multiple product teams? Typically, project requirements are divided into epics that go into the product backlog of relevant products. Product owners manage requirements while project managers oversee projects across product teams. In this way, the focus shifts to managing the work—not the people—creating self-empowered teams who foster agility across the enterprise.
Who Should Attend: Anyone who is interested in promoting enterprise agility in their organizations or who is interested in transforming their project teams to product teams is encouraged to attend. Project managers, Project Leads, PMO managers, product managers, Scrum Masters, and Agile champions are among the roles that may benefit from this webinar.
Webinar Delivery: This webinar will be delivered on Wednesday, April 3 from 12:00-1:00 PM Central time on ProjectManagement.com. You will need an account with ProjectManagement.com or PMI to join.
PDUs: 1 PDU (Strategic: 1, Leadership: 0, Technical: 0.)
About the Instructor: NK Shrivastava, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, SPC4, is CEO of RefineM LLC and an experienced and certified Project Management Consultant, Risk Management Professional, and Enterprise Agile Coach with over 10 years of experience in Agile, including coaching for a Fortune 50 technology company. He is an experienced instructor/trainer on project management and Agile topics and specializes in project management fundamentals, risk management, and project recovery. View NK's profile on LinkedIn.
Requirements: The attendees will need a PC or laptop computer connected to high speed Internet and a standard browser to attend the webinar.