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.
- Retrospective - a look back on “A Framework in Focus”
- People - the Agile Team
- Project Planning
- Execution and Monitoring
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.