Boston University Metropolitan College

Agile Competency Workshop

Join Mike Silverman, Head of the Corporate IT PMO at SunGard,  and Jim Hannon, Director of PMO and Implementations at SunGard, for an afternoon workshop on Agile implementation in a corporate setting. The company has over 12,000 employees and roughly 4,000 people in a development role. The resources are spread over the globe. The presenters are one of three leads for this effort. The trio has created a sub group under the corporate CTO to create and execute the transformation. The transformation has been a fascinating exercise in how the modern day PM can enhance and extend the skills they need to take the forefront in the organization. Following topics are covered:
  • The PMO and Agile can successfully co-exist
  • The retooled PM in the new agile organization
  • The need for the PM to take the lead in planning the training, setting up pilot groups and execution of Agile
  • The crucial need for the new PM to play a crucial rule in overseeing agile and the coordination between groups and strategy
  • The growing role for discipline that the new PM can bring to the agile organization
Bring your issues and topics to the table for discussion at the workshop.

Speakers

Mike Silverman

Speaker Michael SilvermanMike Silverman blends business and technology, enabling companies to innovate and transform. He currently is the Head of Technology PMO for SunGard, helping the firm change from an acquisition strategy to one of organic growth. Additionally, he guest lectures on change management and strategy. Prior to SunGard, he was a Management Consultant where he led transformations, M&A, and other strategic initiatives for his clients, in Financial Services, Telecomm, Aerospace, Retail, and many other industries. He held development and innovation roles before that. Mr. Silverman has a BSE in Computer Engineering from Tulane University, Cum Laude with Departmental Honors, and an MBA from NYU Stern with specializations in Strategy, Leadership & Change Management, and Finance.

Jim Hannon

Speaker Jim HannonMr. Jim Hannon has close to 20 years of project management and agile experience in the software industry. He has managed major industry initiatives in the financial services industry and has created and lead numerous PMOs over the years. Jim has is currently an adjunct faculty with Boston University in project management. Jim is currently at the final stage of his PhD and holds numerous certifications from PMI and the Agile Alliance. Jim is actively involved in coaching , implementing and teaching Agile methods and holds numerous certifications with the Scrum Alliance. Jim also runs a consulting firm called The Bentley Group Intl specializing in project management and agile work.
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