During an APM webinar on 10th March 2015, Steve Messenger explored how Agile Programme Management can lead to constant and incremental realisation of benefits, ensuring that the programme remains focussed on its vision and aligned to current business strategy and thinking.
At the end of the webinar … [full recording available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQa5YnqCHOE ] The remainder of the Q & A are included in this document.
Steve is co-author of DSDM AgilePgM ™ that is described as offering an approach that provides the governance and rigour along with the agility and flexibility that organisations demand today. It can either be used as a stand-alone or combined with other recognised methods such as MSP or PMI’s PMP.
Steve Messenger, DSDM Consortium
Steve is the current Chairman of the DSDM Consortium, a role which entails setting the strategy for DSDM and leading the DSDM Board of Directors.
He has been involved in Agile since its inception, DSDM being one of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto, and was also pioneering iterative approaches to software development from the mid-1990s.
As well as managing many Agile projects, Steve has implemented DSDM into the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, particularly during his leadership role in Mundipharma IT Services.
More recently, Steve has been able to use his experience to help others. His
reputation is strong, and he has been asked to speak at a number of conferences in Europe and the USA. He has also published articles and written blog entries on the topics of Agile Project and Programme Management and Scaled Agile. He was co-author of the DSDM Agile Programme framework and contributed to the DSDM Agile Project Framework.
He now uses his experience to provide training and consultancy to large organisations, and this keeps him up to date on current Agile thinking, trends and problems.