A presentation by Gregg Sporar and Carrie Nauyalis at Agile Connect 2012 (part of EclipseCon 2012).
Everything is in place: a team, an agile methodology, and an agile ALM tool. You’re ready to deliver great software, calculate team velocity, and iteratively improve the process and code. And then someone from the Project Management Office (PMO) shows up. All of the sudden the inquisition starts: Exactly what will be delivered? And by what date? Which people are doing which work? And for how long? And with the questions comes a confusing cloud of terminology: Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Earned Value, Resource Profiling, etc. Who are these people and what the hell are they talking about?
If this sounds familiar, come to this presentation to get an understanding of the PMO perspective and hear stories of how teams have successfully bridged the gap between the tools and processes of the PMO and the agile project management approaches favored by software development teams. The focus is on how to communicate with those PMO folks – so no demos or vendor pitches.
About the Speakers:
Gregg Sporar has worked in the software industry for over 25 years as a developer, development lead, technology evangelist, and currently as a product manager at Planview, the world’s leading independent vendor of project management software. He has spoken at software developer conferences around the world, including Agile Development Practices, SD West, OSCON, FISL, JavaOne, Jazoon, and TheServerSide Symposium.
Carrie Nauyalis manages the strategic direction and development of Planview Enterprise Product Portfolio Management and Planview Process Builder. Ms. Nauyalis began her career at Planview implementing portfolio management solutions and training clients around the world, specializing in large, international implementations. She is now creating new opportunities for Planview customers with offerings and features that extend the benefits of Planview Enterprise further into the world of product development. Prior to Planview, Ms. Nauyalis held various systems engineering positions with Emerson Process. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Truman State