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Monday, May 7 • 12:30 - 13:45
#412 Busting Myths and Misconceptions: How Governments Can Use Agile Methods to Improve Public Sector Project Delivery

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There are a number of myths and misconceptions regarding agile methods in the project management profession. Agile is often considered to be a fluid method which only start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises can access. As PMI’s Agile Practice Guide demonstrates, agile methods can be integrated into all manner of projects to improve outcomes. Governments across the world conduct complex projects where agile can be used to improve efficiency, improve focus, and cut waste. This session will explore the varying ways in which governments across Europe are using agile methods.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain how government agencies are integrating agile methods into their projects;
(2) discuss how to better integrate agile methods into their own projects, large and small.

Speakers
avatar for Murat Bicak

Murat Bicak

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Project Management Institute
As Senior Vice President, Strategy, Murat Bicak is responsible for overseeing the shaping of PMI’s long term strategy, supporting the execution for the company’s business objectives, increasing footprint in high growth markets, and advancing PMI’s capabilities in partnering... Read More →
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Alex Segrove

Government Digital Service, Head of Delivery GOV.UK Verify
Alex Segrove leads delivery for one of the Government Digital Service's most high profile programmes. She has been working in digital for nearly 20 years, with experience across the private and public sector focusing on user-centred service design.Alex completed a Bachelor of Fin... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner

Federal Office of Administration, Head of Division Software Development and Project Management
Thomas Wagner is responsible for delivering document management and workflow systems at the Federal Office of Administration. He has been working in the field of information systems for over ten years, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of these systems in different... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level B - B06