Program Number: C020-18022014
The PM Side of Agile
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 1.5
This presentation takes a close look at Agile
projects from the Project Manager's point of view. It builds
on many of the techniques introduced in Hudson’s 2013
presentation, “Agile in Financial Services - A Framework in
Focus,” and offers an in-depth look at the required
activities and resource needs for a PM to be successful in
an Agile world. Importantly, it is based on recent real
world experience following the successful completion of a
large scaleweb development project using the SCRUM framework
comprised of 18 2-week Sprints over 9 months, 3000+ code
components delivered, over 3200 widely disbursed users, and
$1.8 Million spent to date. This presentation is an
up-close retrospective on what factors make an Agile
Development effort successful and highlights some important
considerations for anyone who is thinking of making the
transition to Agile.
John has been employed by Prudential Financial for almost 10 years now as a Manager in the Information Systems group. He is currently providing Project Management support to the Life Sales Illustrations, Policy Administration and Actuarial systems teams. He has taken a leadership role in the introduction of Agile technologies across multiple business units at Prudential and is currently working with the Systems and Business Leadership teams to establish an Agile Development Life Cycle based on the SCRUM framework. John has over 30 years’ experience as a systems development professional in the Financial Services sector with companies including Bankers Trust, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, UBS PaineWebber and TD Waterhouse in the United States, Lehman Brothers in London, Standard Chartered Bank and International Bank of Asia in Hong Kong, ABN Amro in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Bank of Butterfield in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Hudson holds an honors degree In Computer Science, is a Project Management Professional, Agile Certified Practitioner and Certified Scrum Master and an active participant in the Software Engineering Institute membership program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Topic: From a drop to the river – the evolution of some Scrummy Stuff!