The typical enterprise will support multiple methodologies, and making them work together isn’t easy. From budget forecasting to performance benchmarking and accountability, ensuring consistency and transparency across vastly different processes is an enormous challenge, and communication among business units is as complex as it is critical.

This webinar will address the challenges of managing a multi-methodology enterprise, the potential rewards of enabling open communication and consistency, and the procedural and technological changes that can help enterprises integrate mixed methodologies into a larger ecosystem.

Key Topics of Discussion:

  • What are the primary methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Prince2 and Hybrid) and what are their strengths?
  • What challenges do conflicting methodologies bring to a business?
  • What are the benefits to hybrid methodologies in a business?
  • How should businesses adjust their culture to increase flexibility and communication?
  • What is the role of technology in multi-methodology management?

About the presenters

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Steve Messenger

Chairman, DSDM Consortium

CEO, Herald Associates Limited

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 lead author of the DSDM Agile Programme framework and contributed to the DSDM Agile Project Framework. Steve has also co-authored papers on DSDM and PRINCE2, applying DSDM in an offshore environment and using DSDM with PMBOK. Accredited in project management techniques such as PRINCE2, Steve still firmly believes the best training is through experience and in his 35 years has undertaken all of the IT roles from trainee programmer through to project manager for large 6 figure projects. 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.

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Amy Hatton

Editor

Project Manager Today

Amy Hatton has more than 15 years’ experience as a Project Manager, Chief Executive and Non–Executive Director across the not for profit and commercial sectors. She has extensive experience in managing overseas construction and process projects, with a special focus on project management and leadership in the developing world. Amy has a strong interest in organisational cultural and change management, in particular the alignment of behavioural change management with new project and process implementation. As well as editing Project Manager Today Amy writes on a freelance basis for numerous clients, including project management organisations, construction and heavy industry stakeholders and key players across the digital and eCommerce space.

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Jesse Dowdle

Engineering Director

Workfront

Jesse Dowdle heads all product development efforts for the Workfront technology group in the U.S. and overseas. Great products are the result of innovative design and the engineering magic that brings it to life. Jesse sits at the intersection of these disciplines, equally comfortable with highly technical concepts and customer interaction. To ship software at lightning speed, Jesse drives thought leadership on continuous delivery, development best practice, and process evolution. Jesse is happiest when he’s building great products, and sees technology, process and people as equally important prerequisites for success. Jesse is a native of Utah, where he enjoys fast cars, three children, and one wife.