Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Presenting at ProjectWorld & BusinessAnalystWorld 2010

I will be presenting at the 2010 ProjectWorld & BusinessAnalystWorld, May 17-20, 2010. This event is one of the largest project management conferences in the Toronto area, and is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Topic: Building High Performing Agile Teams

Abstract:
There has been much written in terms of team effectiveness in traditional development projects. Recently, there has been a rapidly emerging area of agile development methodologies. These are dynamic, iterative approaches that are strikingly different in approach over more structured waterfall development approaches.

These approaches (of which Scrum, XP, Extreme, Rational Unified Process, and Evo are among) place new and unique challenges on the traditional development organization. In particular the impact on team development and effectiveness is a challenge that needs to be addressed.

This presentation will explore the research of high performing agile development teams as well as broader team effectiveness perspectives and develop a framework for building high performing agile teams. The framework will focus on practices around:
  • Motivation and Reward
  • Skills and Team Selection
  • Organizational Impacts
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Physical and Virtual Work Environments

Check out the Conference Website for updates closer to the event!