T1: Project Management Theme: Project Management Methodologies – Agile and Prince 2 - making them work for you
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20 April 2010
In the current cost-cutting climate, the success of projects is becoming paramount to the reputation and future funding provision for Institutions. The biggest risk to a project is lack of understanding of how to approach and manage the work or incorrect use of a methodology. This session explores the use of 2 methodologies, their benefits and the types of project for which they are appropriate. The session will include real life examples and an opportunity to discuss the issues facing you and your project. It will look at how adoption of elements of a methodology can vastly improve the success of your project.
- Agile Methodology - David Flanders - JISC Programme Manager - Information Environment Team
- Prince2 / Prince2 light - John Burke - JISC Infonet
- Some general pitfalls of applying methodologies: Mark MacGillivray (odaesa
- Agile Representatives: Ben Charlton (Shuffl, University of Kent); Tony Hirst, (jiscPRESS, Open University) ; Graham Klyne (Oxford University)
- Prince2 Representatives: Len Tildsley (Shrewsbury College), Jonathan Day (Lancaster University)
What can delegates expect to learn / gain / take away from the session?
This session will provide an overview of Agile and Prince2 methodologies (with real life examples) to allow delegates an insight into ways in which they can improve management of their projects. Project managers leave the session with a greater awareness of project management methodologies and the enthusiasm to follow up further using resources highlighted in the session – i.e. Infokit on Project Management and details on Agile.
Who should attend?
Delegates with an interest expanding their knowledge base of Project Management tools and methodologies and their practical application
1-02 & 1-03
15:20 on 30 July 2010 (Edited 20:57 on 31 July 2010)