Managing in the Face of Ever-Changing Requirements
1,000% over budget. 2 years late. We've all heard about projects where the original budget and schedule were exceeded by orders of magnitude. How could this happen given competent project management? Whether in government or private industry, project managers face a huge challenge when confronted with continually-changing requirements. How can you plan when the WBS keeps changing? Traditional project management approaches suggest that we take a snapshot of the requirements as a baseline, and then use change control in an attempt to minimize the impact of any shifting requirements. Sometimes, however, these changes are a reality that the project sponsor has to accommodate. The new Agile Project Management methods help deal with these situations.
Participants in this session will learn the founding principles and techniques of Agile Project Management with examples from real-world projects that used these methods to control changing requirements.
The organizer of the INFORMATICS 2004 conference said "Of our delegates that attended Kevin's session, 96% recommended that he be invited back to present again."
At the 2005 Project Management Leadership Exchange in Orlando, Florida, 97.9% of attendees were happy with Mr. Aguanno's abilities to address the materials in this presentation. Comments included:
- "All dev orgs should have this pres!"
- "Extreme value in real projects - should be a course in our internal project management training curriculum! "
- "Could put this to use immediately!"
- "Very good, practical examples."
A live conference recording of Managing in the Face of Ever-Changing Requirements is available as an MP3 audio download for $9.99 or on audio CD for $14.87.