Mr. Bill Rinko-Gay will talk about the fact that most government contracts require "Waterfall" projects, the normal "Hybrid" alternatives, and how to keep your "Hybrid" project truly agile while meeting your contractual obligations. This workshop is directly applicable to project managers, product owners, testers, software developers, requirements analysts, consultants, quality assurance, contracting managers as well as security, risk and privacy professionals.
Bill has been a Project Manager on many projects following Waterfall, Scrum, and "Hybrid" approaches. Scrum creates accounting issues raised by paying for capital projects every 2, 4, or 6 weeks. Because of those rules, government agencies demand a Waterfall approach when it comes to accepting deliverables and invoicing for work completed. However, industry experience has shown the advantages of Scrum in terms of increased software quality and client satisfaction. This has driven the need to run a "Hybrid" project. But this leads to its own problems, as Waterfall and Scrum require Project Management Life Cycles (PMLCs) that are often in conflict. In other words, a Hybrid project is just another description for a project that isn't run well either way.
Mr. Bill Rinko-Gay will present a framework for achieving the advantages of running a project using Scrum which still allows for a Waterfall approach for signing off deliverables and invoicing that work complete.
Bill will address the following workshop objectives:
Connecting Scrum ceremonies to typical Project Plan work packages
Mapping a Scrum backlog to Waterfall contract deliverables
Using the Scrum backlog to manage Change Requests
Budgeting for the Proposal, and Earned Value Management (EVM).
Mr. Bill Rinko-Gay has been in Software Development delivery and management for almost 40 years and has seen the best and worst of the fads that have arisen in software development. Despite some of the recent industry and contracting concerns, Bill believes Agile is here to stay. Bill works on his projects as a coach and mentor to help team members understand the reality and value of Agile. He's also a frequent speaker at conferences. As an outstanding presenter and a regular speaker at QAI and QAAM, Bill was named QAAM Speaker of the Year in 2013.
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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