Are All Projects This Bad? Understanding the Difference Between Methodology and Poor Performance in Project Management

Field of Study: 
Information Technology
Level: 
Intermediate
Description: 

The software industry has embraced agile methodologies for some time and lately it has been embraced by firms responsible for implementing software. Originally developed as an alternative to waterfall project management methodologies that require sequencing and identification of dependencies, agile focused on customer engagement, design affirmation, team effort, and monitoring. Lately, agile has become a “buzzword” to hide behind when tasks are late or incomplete.  Project Managers are quick to report that agile permits these anomalies. Join this session as facilitators compare and contrast project management methodologies and the impact they have  on your ERP project. The audience will also learn how to develop contracts that support the benefits of agile, waterfall, and hybrid approaches, while also incorporating essential public-sector best practices related to quality assurance, testing, acceptance, and payment.