Process Skills

Scrum in Reality (9:45AM to 11:00AM)
Angela Johnson, Collaborative Leadership Team
Session Level: 100 – Beginner
Audience: Database administrators, IT managers

Do you find yourself saying, “Scrum does not work in the real world.” When you really mean, “My current reality does not work like Scrum.”? Scrum is one of the more popular agile methods that is designed to deliver business value faster by doing work differently. Join us for this interactive session and learn steps to begin changing your current reality.

A Beneficial Collision: The (Re) Intersection of PM and OCM (12:15PM to 1:30PM)
Tim Eiler and Kate Garlock, HealthPartners
Session Level: 200 – Intermediate
Audience: Project managers, executives, organizational change managers, business analysts, IT personnel of all types

Once upon a time, Organizational Change Management (OCM) was, in a large sense, “just” a component of a project manager’s (PM) job. Since those days of yore, OCM has been becoming more and more its own discipline. Sadly, during that time, many PMs, particularly in technology, have forgotten that OCM is important to project success. The happy ending is that it’s being rediscovered! If you want to know how to rediscover it, this is the session for you.

ITIL Service Design: Reaping Rewards for the Business and Operations (1:45PM to 3:00PM)
Gail Sterr, Center for Professional Development @ ITT Tech (CPD)
Session Level: 200 – Intermediate
Audience: Application developers/managers, IT management, network and infrastructure engineers, business analysts

ITIL is more than just Incident/Problem Management, or Change/Release and Deployment Management. We’ll discuss how you’re designing your services to build them right in the first place. This session will discuss how to set up a robust design program using ITIL and project management best practices.

Flying by the Seat of Your Plans –
Steering Clear from Scope Creep and Costly Over Engineering (3:15PM to 4:30PM)

Steve Wright, The Nerdery
Session Level: 200 – Intermediate
Audience: IT professionals, IT decision makers

Every software project you’ve heard of seems to have its share of unanticipated twists and turns, right? As soon as scope creep sets in, over engineering feels unavoidable but it doesn’t have to be. As a veteran of the industrial manufacturing industry and solutions architect from The Nerdery, Steve Wright has seen a lot of projects run the gauntlet with varying results. Get the most out of your business requirements that intends to leverage technology and learn some new tricks about how to get there safely.

What you will learn:

  • Symptoms of what you’re feeling when making plans for software development and why it’s normal to be worried
  • A framework you can use to outline and consider all of your potential solutions before they manifest scope creep and you incur higher costs
  • Cost-saving insights management gains once you can articulate digital strategy with the confidence to make decisions free of uncertainty and doubt

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