Free (Virtual) Agile Project Management, November 16, 2021- 1 hr CPE
When: Tues Nov. 16, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:10 PM (MT)
6:00 to 6:20 - Networking
6:20 to 7:10 – Agile Project Management
Introduction: WHAT is Agile?Many methodologies are used to manage projects across organizations from initiation of an idea, objective or regulatory mandate through implementation. According to Atlassian, Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer headaches. Instead of betting everything on a "big bang" launch, an agile team delivers work in small, but consumable, increments. Requirements, plans, and results are evaluated continuously so teams have a natural mechanism for responding to change quickly.
- Agile Buzzwords/Definitions
- Manifesto- the agile manifesto outlines 4 values and 12 principles for teams.
1) Waterfall vs Agile, including hybrid approaches and what it means to scale and transform an organization.
2) How Mindset, adaptability to change, personalities and the J Curve impact Agile
3) Partnering with Agile Teams (Finance, etc)
John Wright has worked for Wells Fargo since January, 2001 - beginning in Corporate Finance and Supply Chain (as a Print Buyer and Print Inventory Specialist). Due to interest and experience gained in those roles (and prior to his banking career), John transitioned into Project and Program Management in support of an Enterprise-level upgrade to the General Ledger (GL) mainframe; and systems supporting the Supply Chain and Accounts Payable processes.
Over the past 20 years, John has led change planning and execution for a broad range of programs and projects – initially associated with Finance, Supply Chain, Merger Operations, Corporate Properties and Branch/Store Merchandising; and most recently in products associated with Deposits, Debit Card, ATM, Payments, Digital Channels, Innovation, Credit Card and Consumer Lending; as well as Contact Center servicing and operations.
Crystal Freeman has worked for Wells Fargo since 2003, beginning her career as a Business Analyst then Risk Consultant and Contact Center Manager for mortgage products and services. Crystal has developed expertise in large-scale Agile transformation projects with a stellar portfolio of successful value stream delivery efforts across various consumer and commercial financial service functions. Over the past 18 years, Crystal has lead the transition planning and execution for programs, projects, and products while navigating new methodologies and adapting to changes in business priority across the enterprise.
Prior to Wells Fargo, Crystal was an instructor of both high school and college curriculum in addition to spending time in the service, marketing and pharmaceutical industries.
1 hour CPE- Field of Study: Management Services - (Technical) project management
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