Speaker: Thene Sheehy, PMP, ACP, CSP
"The Agile Continuum"
This presentation is just as much for PMP practitioners following Waterfall processes, as it is for Agilists. Where is your team on the Agility Continuum, ranging from pure Waterfall to pure Agile? Are you living in a ‘waterfall world’ but trying to improve your project success using some agile techniques? In the world of 'agile', there are many points on the continuum. Assess your projects’ place on the continuum and your teams' transformation toward agility across 10 different facets in order to consider specific ways to improve flow, feedback, and ultimate project success along the journey. Consider which cultural aspects or processes may be holding you back in order to target them for change.
Thene Sheehy, PMP, ACP, CSP, has spent 35 years in IT, with roles from COBOL programmer (back in the dark ages), to Data Analyst/Architect and JAD Facilitator (in the Information Engineering years), IT Director, Project/Program Manager, and Scrum Master. She has led teams of data analyst/architects, DBA’s, system/software designers, project managers, developers, business analysts, and application administrators. She was instrumental in the creation of a strategic data model for a major airline and a long-distance telecom company, participated in the launch of the wireless industry, and created a strategic telemedicine technology architecture and roadmap for a healthcare system in the Midwest. She created a computer training center and internet café business, which doubled as a computer gaming center on weekends. Thene has worked with methodologies including structured analysis and design, information engineering, OO, iterative/spiral, and was most recently introduced to agile and scrum in 2013. Thene loves to work with highly productive teams in energizing and creative settings to solve big problems and create lasting solutions. She is currently with PetSmart - originally as Program Manager for Data Warehouse/Analytics & Integrations, and now in the new Center for Enablement.
Certifications: PMP (since 2005), PMI-ACP, CSP, SMC, SPOC, AEC, Trainer