Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on "Lean & Agile Performance Measurement: Metrics, Models, and Measures for Managing Programs & Projects." Lean and agile methods are emerging models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive R&D-oriented new product development (NPD) projects with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions. Dr. Rico will establish the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile program and project performance measurement. He’ll then introduce a comprehensive, seven-point taxonomy of lean and agile metrics, models, and measures. Then he’ll describe, define, and illustrate each of the seven levels in the taxonomy, consisting of lean and agile code, project, tracking, testing, business value, health, and portfolio metrics, models, and measures. The basic metrics taxonomy was introduced in his 2009 textbook, “Business Value of Agile Software Methods: Maximizing ROI with Just-in-Time Processes and Documentation,” but has been greatly enhanced, expanded, solidified, and refined throughout 2015. Some its newer examples include metrics and models for measuring agile earned value, health, and portfolio frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). This briefing has been warmly received by multiple Project Management Institute (PMI), Agile Leadership Network (ALN), Agile Meetup, Scrum User, and INCOSE chapters (as well as U.S. government agencies and numerous public sector and commercial enterprises throughout the Baltimore-Washington, DC-corridor).
Learn how to identify, define, and describe lean & agile metrics at the individual, team, project, portfolio, and org. levels.
Understand, provide, and describe the business case, justification, and rationale for performance metrics and models.
Construct, master, and apply a taxonomy of lean & agile metrics applicable to a wide variety of org. settings and contexts.
Discover, discuss, and comprehend late-breaking metrics for DevOps, business enterprises, non-profit, and government orgs.
Internalize, institutionalize, and personalize performance metrics concepts by participating in multiple classroom exercises.
Dr. Rico, PMP, CSEP, FCP, FCT, ACP, CSM, SAFe, helps oversee a portfolio of large multi-billion dollar IT projects. He has been a technical leader in support of NASA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army for over 30 years. He has led over 20 change initiatives based on Cloud Computing, Lean Thinking, Agile Methods, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, PMBoK, ISO 9001, CMMI, SW-CMM, Baldrige, TQM, DoDAF, DoD 5000, etc. He specializes in IT investment analysis, portfolio valuation, and organization change. He has been an international keynote speaker, presented at leading industry conferences, written seven textbooks, published numerous articles, is a reviewer for multiple journals, and is a frequent PMI, INCOSE, ALN, and SPIN speaker. He is a Certified PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, FCP, FCT, and SAFe Agilist, and teaches at five Washington, DC-area 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.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. Presentation: 9:05 a.m. to 12 noon. Lunch: Noon to 1:00 p.m. Q & A: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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