Leila Rao will present a tutorial on using Impact Mapping for Agile Risk Management. Impact Mapping is a collaborative technique for building shared understanding and alignment between strategic business goals and tactical (or team-level) actions. It has been most often used in Agile projects to design better products, or at least to develop software products that better address business goals or customer needs. But the structure and process of impact mapping lend themselves well to another perennial challenge: more effective risk management, especially in complex environments that use iterative methodologies such as Agile where traditional risk management techniques are often overcome by events.
In this experiential learning session, Leila will present an overview of impact mapping, especially in the context of Agile Risk Management. She will review how to adapt the standard impact mapping structure for risk mitigation efforts. Then we will – both individually and collaboratively -- develop an impact map for a specific risk management scenario. The hands-on nature of this tutorial will ensure that everyone learns how to develop and utilize an impact map effectively.
This tutorial will be particularly suited for anyone responsible for risk management or quality management for any complex initiatives, including but not limited to software development projects.
Ms. Rao will address the following topics:
Describe how traditional risk management principles and values translate in Lean Agile;
Define impact mapping framework and differentiate between the four components;
Explain how impact mapping helps identify and manage discovery & delivery risks;
Apply convergent and divergent thinking to develop an impact map;
Use impact map to verify and validate assumptions for risk management.
Leila Rao is an enterprise Lean-Agile coach, with more than ten years of experience in guiding teams and organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors through their Agile transformations. For the past few years, she has been enabling Agile transformations for federal government clients, including the federal judiciary, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Her specialty is combining principles from multiple disciplines, such as design thinking, game theory and Lean Six Sigma, along with Agile principles to create customized solutions that create and deliver alignment between team and/or business activities and strategic business goals. She applies techniques such as impact mapping, value stream mapping and lean business model canvas to help facilitate shared understanding as well as ensure the delivery of business value throughout the process.
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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Homewood Suites by Hilton 8320 Benson Drive Columbia, MD 21045
Take I-95 West from airport to 95 South towards Washington D.C. Take 175 West towards Columbia exit 41B. At your first traffic light make a right onto 108. Make a left onto Lark Brown Rd. continue onto Benson Dr. Hotel is on the right.
Distance from Hotel: 11 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
From Reagan National Airport -
I-95 South over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Route 1 North, take BWI airport exit
Distance from Hotel: 36 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
From Dullas International AIrport -
I-95 South to exit 27 (I-495 West) to exit 45A. Follow signs to BWI airport, approximately 13 miles from exit 45A