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Agile Prague 2017 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2017 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech).

Alan Bustamante - Only the Agile Survive

Alan Bustamante /USA/

Alan Bustamante /USA/ currently leads the Agile Services practice at Seapine Software.  Over the past 11 years, his experience has included working on both domestic and international projects using multiple delivery approaches. He has worked extensively in the Project Management, Requirements Management, and Test disciplines for multiple verticals, including Energy, Environmental Services, Insurance, IT, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, and Telecom.

Since becoming involved with Agile projects in 2007, Alan has become convinced that Agile methods are, in most cases, the best way for organizations to get the most value from their software projects.  Alan co- founded Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) Houston in 2008, now a 600+ member organization, and his passion for giving back continues through his leadership role at Agile Cincinnati (www.agilecincinnati.org). Most recently Alan was on the question writing team for the upcoming PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.

He is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP), IBM as a Solution Designer in Rational Unified Process (RUP), and Scrum Alliance as a Scrum Professional (CSP).  You can follow his musings on Twitter @alanbustamante

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Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/alanbustamante/business-case-foragile

 

Only the Agile Survive: Understanding the Business Case for Agile

Why an organization should consider the transition to Agile methods.

As a result of the recent recession, many organizations were forced to reduce head count, salaries, and benefits to shore up their finances in an attempt to ride out the downturn. Now, as the economy slowly recovers, organizations are looking for ways to satisfy their customers within the boundaries of the “new normal,” which is a reduced cost structure and increased pressure to deliver more, faster.
Organizations also need a way to divert funding from one project to another when a higher priority initiative emerges. Agile methods have proven to be an effective way to address these challenges.

Agenda
1. New Normal
2. Naked Agile
3. Why Agile?
4. A Final Thought on Agility and Survival

Walk away points for each agenda item:

1. What is going on in the marketplace that necessitates a change in the way we currently do business
2. Agile stripped of the fluff. The bare essentials. What it is and what it isn't
3. Why is the market moving to towards Agile solutions
4. Personal observations of successful implementations including a personal experience with diverting almost $200,000 USD in project funds to another higher priority initiative, which was only possible with Agile methods.