The Agile Enterprise: Using Refactoring Patterns to Implement Agile Practices
    Jul 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

    Presenter: Stelian ROMAN
    Agile, for many a silver bullet, worked pretty well for software development teams – this being the first attempt to have a structured approach for many of them. Bringing some order to chaos was beneficial, and the results were in some cases spectacular. Most, if not all, agile frameworks were developed by software engineers and for software engineers. Pretty unstructured in the beginning, software developers found a way to be efficient while improving the quality of their work. Refactoring is not new; although it is an integral part of agility, it was not defined for the first time in an agile framework. In his article that is (wrongly) quoted as "waterfall," W. Royce introduced development patterns that are now at the core of most Agile frameworks, such as feedback loops, prototyping, and continuous Customer involvement. In “pure” programming activities, there were a lot of patterns that can be used in agile adoption and improvement. This webinar contains examples of using programming patterns in agile.


    Resolving Agency Issues in Client-Contractor Relationships: The Use of an Award Winning Teaching Case Study
    Aug 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

    Presenter: Christine Unterhitzenberger
    The case study on resolving agency issues in client-contractor relationships was the winner of the 2019 DSI PMI Instructional Case Writing Competition. The author will present some theoretical background on the use of case studies in teaching and then introduce the case study itself and outline its potential use in online settings. The case study focuses on the management of relationships which has been acknowledged as a crucial element of project success. However, agency related issues such as goal conflict, information asymmetry or opportunistic behavior can make relationship management a real challenge. The program managers for One Global Headquarters at Merck developed their own way on how to deal with this challenge in a complex and uncertain environment. This case study will provide unique insights into their approach and motivation.


    From Chaos to Calm: Lessons from a Successful Program Turnaround
    Aug 12, 2020 1:00:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)

    Presenters: Govind Agarwal, Reuben D'sa
    Are you struggling to get your stakeholders aligned and onboard for your program goals and objectives. Are you not sure if they understand what the outcomes of the program will be? Join us to learn about how through successful stakeholders management, crisp communication and strong RACI we were able to turn a chaotic situations into calm where there was perfect symmetry within roles and we had aligned outcomes.







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