Kevin Aguanno, Professional Speaker

A dynamic and thoughtful speaker, Kevin Aguanno delivers educational and motivational presentations internationally. Kevin has spoken at conferences, professional association chapter meetings, and private corporate functions in Canada and the U.S.A. He has also delivered presentations via teleconference to project managers in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

He is noted for his ability for making specialized and complex topics understandable to everyone.

Kevin Aguanno teaches at several universities. He has taught for several years at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies and the Faculty of Information Science. At Ryerson University, he has been a guest lecturer in software engineering courses. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Waterloo and Université du Québec's École de technologie supérieure. He also regularly guest lectures at Trent University. Most recently, he is teaching courses for the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and for the Continuing Education division of the University of Waterloo.

Presentations (45 to 90 minutes)

Agile Management topics

Why all the Fuss About Agile (60-90 mins)

The Myths and Facts about Faster Software Delivery Using Agile (60-90 mins)

A Day in the Life of an Agile Team (45-60 mins)

Managing in the Face of Ever-Changing Requirements (60-90 mins)

Agile Project Management Using Scrum (60-90 mins)

Extreme Scrum (45-60 mins)

Stealth Methodology Adoption (60-90 mins)

An Introduction to Agile Estimating and Planning (60-90 mins)

Agile Project Performance Management (60-90 mins)

Save Time and Money with Agile Documentation
Practices (45-60 mins)

The Great Escape: Troubled project recovery using agile project management (60-90 mins)

Dispelling Common Myths About Agile (45-60 mins)

Agile Estimating & Planning in a Fixed Price Environment (90 mins)

The Agile Planning Game: Rapid Estimating and Scheduling for High-Change Projects (90 mins)

The Alignment of Agile Management Methods with Corporate Governance Models (60 mins)

Getting the Most from Agile for Project Sponsors, Product Owners, and Business Analysts (90 mins)

Insider Tips for Advanced Release Planning (60 mins)

What's that Smell? Early Warnings of Agile Project Issues (60 mins)

Rewards & Recognition topics

Rewarding Employees without Breaking the Bank (60-90 mins)

General Project Managment topics

Getting Final Approvals (45-60 mins)

Project Closeout Best Practices (60-90 mins)

Strategic Methodology Selection: Linear to Extreme and Points In Between (90 mins)

Beyond the PMP: Highlighting the Best PMs in the Industry (45-60 mins)

Workshops (1/2 to 3 days)

Agile Management topics

Agile Project Management Bootcamp (1 day or 2-day versions) - An introduction/overview to the topic

Introduction to Agile Project Management (3 days) *** Qualifies for writing the PMAC Agile PM Certification and the new PMI agile certification exams ***

Scrum Master Bootcamp (2 days)

Agile PM Bootcamp for Experienced Scrum Masters (1 day)

Agile Certification Exam Prep (1 day)  *** Both the PMAC Agile PM Certification and the PMI-ACP agile exams ***

Agile Estimating and Planning (1/2 day and 1 day versions)

Agile Bootcamp for Project Sponsors, Product Owners and Business Analysts (1/2 day)

Conducting an Agile Project Health Check: New Perspectives for PMOs, Risk Managers, and Auditors (1 day)

Advanced Agile Management Methods (1 day)

Kanban Techniques for Project Managers (1 day)

Rewards & Recognition topics

Rewarding Employees without Breaking the Bank (1 day)

General Project Management topics

Choosing the Right Approach: Waterfall, Agile, or Somewhere in Between (1 day)

Introduction to Systems Development LifeCycles (Linear to Extreme) (1 or 2 day versions)

Introduction to Troubled Project Recovery (1 day)

Introduction to Project Scheduling (1 day)

Project Scheduling from Traditional to Extreme (1 day)

Earned Value Management, Metrics and Financial Controls (2 days)

Project Closeout Best Practices (1 day)

IPMA Level-D Exam Preparation (3 days)