Using Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks for Managing Education Portfolios, Programs, & Projects

  • 04/13/2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar

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 Using Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks for Managing Education Portfolios, Programs, & Projects 

Abstract

Lean and Agile methods are well-established models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive projects, product, and services with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions. This webinar will establish the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile portfolio, program, and multi-team project management (as well as performance measurement).

Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on "Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks: Using SAFe 4.5 to Manage Education Portfolios, Programs, & Projects." Lean and agile methods are well-established models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive R&D-oriented new product development (NPD) portfolios products and services with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions. In fact, lean and agile methods are now used by over 95% of public and private sector organizations worldwide. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a de facto international commercial standard for managing large information technology (IT) intensive portfolios, programs, projects, and teams.

SAFe is used for the purpose of scaling lean and agile principles to large organizations, enterprises, portfolio, and multi-project programs (for government agencies, acquisitions, and complex large-scale systems of systems). SAFe is a multi-level model consisting of best practices, recommendations, guidelines, and tools for enterprise-wide lean and agile budgeting, portfolio and value stream management, cross-cutting enterprise-wide workflows and threads, management of complex acquisitions and programs, and multi-team project management, governance, and synchronization. 


Speaker Bio

Dr.  David Rico oversees a multi-billion-dollar IT portfolio. He’s been a technical leader in support of NASA, Navy, Air Force, and Army for over 30 years. He has led over 30 change initiatives based on Cloud Computing, CI, CD, DevOps(Sec), Microservices, Lean, Agile, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, PMBoK, ISO 9001, CMMI, Baldrige, TQM, DoDAF, DoD 5000, etc. He specializes in IT investment analysis, portfolio valuation, and organization change. He’s been an international keynote and conference speaker, authored seven textbooks and numerous articles, and is a frequent PMI, INCOSE, ALN, and SPIN speaker. He is a Certified PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, FCP, FCT, SAFe Agilist, and DevOps expert, and teaches at seven Washington, DC universities. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Software Engineering, and D.M. in Information Systems. He has been in the IT field since 1983.






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