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AgileES: Earned Schedule for Agile Webinar on 27 February

PM EDUCATION NEWS 

3 February 2014 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced the topic and timing for its February Topical Webinar. The webinar will discuss a valuable addition to the Agile tool kit and springboard for future innovation by Robert Van De Velde, PhD.   It will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

CPMThe webinar is free to CPM members and $25.00 for non-members. PMI members can earn 1 PDU with the webinar. For more information or to register, Click Here.

Earned Schedule for Agile projects (AgileES) combines the speed and responsiveness of Agile with the accuracy and control of Earned Schedule. AgileES adds value to burn charts and other tools commonly used for assessing Agile schedule performance. Applying Earned Schedule to Agile projects is not without controversy, but its relevance has strong, objective proof. Earned Schedule is a valuable addition to the Agile tool kit today, and it is the spring board for further innovation in the future.

The webinar elaborates AgileES concepts and their value-add for Agile projects, illustrating both with a real-life Agile project. It uses math to further demonstrate the validity of Earned Schedule for Agile projects. The webinar then describes five practical steps for implementing Earned Schedule on your project, and it identifies implementation challenges and how to address them. The webinar finishes by outlining future extensions to the technique.

As a bonus, webinar attendees will be given a link to a free tool for calculating Agile Earned Schedule metrics.

Robert Van De Velde owns and operates ProjectFlightDeck.com, a company focused on Earned Schedule products and services. He has recently extended Earned Schedule to Agile projects, packaging the practice, tools, and theory as AgileESM© (Agile Earned Schedule Management).

As a project manager, Rob has a long track record of delivering IT programs and projects in a variety of domains, including financial services, natural resources, telecommunications, and health care. His project management accomplishments have been recognized by several awards, including two Canadian Information Productivity Awards. He has successfully used both plan-driven and Agile processes on his projects.

Rob holds a PhD, a PMP, and a Black Belt in MS Project. He is currently completing the requirements for Scrum Master certification. Rob has spoken at EVM World, Project World, and Ryerson University. His articles have appeared in Projects@Work, PM World Today, PM World Journal and Journal of Systems Management.

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management.  Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management and other performance management techniques. For decades, the CPM Community has been responsible for leading, developing, promulgating and training people on the program management techniques used by the private sector, the U.S. Federal Government and around the world for successful program performance management. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget.  For more information, visit www.mycpm.org.

Press contact: Mark Phillips, PMP, CPM VP Communications, at [email protected]

Source: College of Performance Management