Project Management Conference builds on agility

Explore Assurity 18 September 2017 staff

The upcoming PMI Project Management Conference 2017 (20-22 September) in Christchurch will feature Assurity’s Edwin Dando and Bruce Keightley presenting a half-day Masterclass and workshop.

Both Edwin and Bruce will present the Agile Planning and Estimation Masterclass on 20 September from 9.15am to 12.45pm while Edwin will deliver the Introduction to Agile workshop on Friday 22 September (10.35 to 11.20am).

With the conference theme of ‘Building the Future’ including one aspect of ‘Building the Future of our Profession’, the workshop will introduce project managers attending the conference to the underlying mindset behind Agile, as well as identifying and finding solutions to some of the challenges they may face when applying it.

The masterclass will examine how to negotiate situations where organisations want the benefits of Agile and a thoroughly detailed upfront plan. Edwin and Bruce will help participants understand how to break work down into small, valuable chunks, approach estimation and forecasting, use empirical evidence to work with stakeholders to refine the plan, report progress, plus common failure scenarios and how to handle them.