Monica RitzBusiness Transformation Manager
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
There is much discussion around what project management process is most effective, and many project managers can agree that Agile process is highly preferred.
The importance of knowing how to set up and run an effective Agile process is key to the successful planning, delivery and execution of an IT project.
Additionally, many organisations are to requesting that projects incorporate a user centred design throughout the project thesis. Unpacking a User Centred Design is widely spoken about, however little tangible methods are widely accepted.
- Understand exactly what encompasses an Agile process and when to use it for your organisation
- Practise setting up a project using the Agile process
- Gain the insights into unpacking a User Centred Design with tangible methods
- Understanding Agile and User Centred Design (UCD) and it’s rebirth in the public sector. Many departments want to use Agile and UCD, however do we know why and what it actually means?
- Learning how Agile and UCD differs from the traditional methodologies
- The importance of change management and the challenge of which process to follow by ensuring a good understanding of what change looks like as a result and getting key users involved early in the process
- Resistance to change: Understanding how acquiring and developing the right people overcomes the challenges of skills gap, by introducing such strategies as a targeted acquisition program, a specialised mentoring program and a development plan
2:10 PM Change Management
What strategies do you use to achieve real change?
Discuss the resistance to change in the planning, delivery and post implementation of your project and how to overcome it, especially with the strategy of engaging the end user
With the current digital transformation, the traditional organisational structure has changed.
No longer are IT projects delivered solely by the IT department. This new whole of organisational approach has brought about the need for new skills and a functional approach to project management.
- What are the correct skills needed – soft and hard skills
- How can you acquire the correct people
- The debate of insourcing (developing your team) verses outsourcing (paying for outside help)