If you include the work that I have done in the theatre as a stage manager - I've been engaged in project management since 1989. 24 years is a long time to think about and practice a craft. I wrote a bit about how technical theatre seems to impact software project management. I've been writing about technology and project management since 2004/05 and I've been managing the builds of complex database driven systems since 1999. All of this has led to my using many different project management styles and tool sets.
I've submitted a session in Portland on just this subject.
Learn from my 18 years of Project Management Experience with Technology. I've done it all - cowboy, waterfall, extreme, and agile scrum.
- Waterfall doesn't always work
- Agile has a place, but isn't the holy grail
- Cowboy can kill the relationships you have with your stakeholders
- How "Fixed Scope" is a lie
- That a combination of approaches is the answer
Project management requires a blend of techniques and tools to effectively shepherd projects from ideation to release. We'll explore and discuss different tools and methodologies that can help make your project successful.
I've done many presentations for different organizations, ranging from teaching sessions for the ZAPP art adjudication system, CultureGrants Online, for the Grant Managers Network on social media, and Drupal for Nonprofits at Net Squared.
I've presented at quite a few Drupalcons and Camps like
- Drupalcamp Colorado,
- Popular Science in Boston,
- Agile Software Development in Paris,
- Pregnancy.org in DC,
- Project Management in Denver,
- Project Management in Munich,
- CRM Core at BadCamp,
- The Keynote for Drupalcamp Austin,
- Drupalize Me Podcast Panel on Project Management
Please, spend a couple of minutes and write a supporting comment for me. I'll see you in Portland!