The entire defense value chain stands on the precipice of significant change triggered by severe budget pressures. During the past 10 years the defense budget has experienced unprecedented growth. Now that trajectory has turned, and DoD stands at a crossroads in which the alternative paths to meeting its budget challenges imply very different consequences—namely, reduce scope, or maintain scope and dramatically change the way business is done. Successes in the commercial sector offer government and the defense industry a way forward, but they also beg a key question: Can defense value chains respond similarly? A.T. Kearney interviewed participants across the entire spectrum of the defense value chain from Tier 3’s to Primes and from government Program Managers to Pentagon policy makers to understand their perspectives on impediments and potential actions on improving defense affordability. This webinar will cover their findings.
124 items found
Once the strategy is in place, how do you effectively communicate it to the entire organization? How do you break the strategy down to its components and make sure that everyone understands how they contribute to that startegy? And..How do you track the progress, so you know where you are at all times?
With the growing popularity of managing projects using Agile, many of us are left wondering where to start? Which book, which training, and above all which certification should I pursue? Learn about the various Agile resources available through PMI.
Many companies seek to be agile in order to; better adapt to changing requirements, market place, and customers; to build not just any product but the “right” one; to get their products, services, and enhancements to market more quickly; and do so with high quality levels.
We all know that life is not in black and white, nor is Project Management. Experienced Project Managers know when and how to adapt the project management tools and techniques so that they can help the most, are relevant, and add value to their projects and organizations. This presentation advocates for using Agile practices, even in waterfall projects, and gives examples from real life situations where specific practices were successfully used. The advantages and possible setbacks will be illustrated and discussed with the audience.
Are you well versed in the fundamentals of Agile estimation? If you are then this webinar will be help take your estimation skills to a higher level. We will lightly cover well know Agile estimation techniques, and then go into more advanced topics including: • Knowing what an estimate will be used for before providing it • Ideal Days • Options beyond the Fibonacci scale • Planning Poker versus PERT • A key step often overlooked in sprint planning and estimation • What does commit really mean?
This webinar aims to help end users understand how data projects different from other IT project. Identify common pitfalls and how agile practices and domain knowledge can help to drive and deliver data analytics projects successfully. Introduce industry standards and explain why we have to implement and use multiple technical and management frameworks and show the benefits of using them on a daily basis. Provide some useful insights that will make planning and estimation easier and deliver value to the business and the end user.
Per the Agile Business Consortium, business agility allows businesses to adapt quickly to market changes; respond rapidly and flexibly to customer demands; adapt and lead change in a productive and cost-effective way without compromising quality; and continuously be at a competitive advantage. The primary reason for moving to Agile is to achieve faster business value and keep you ahead of the competition. Agile is built for change - fundamentally, it is about creating Business Agility. It enables the enterprise to deliver projects more efficiently, with relentless focus on business value and providing the highest return on investment. Whether it is a software project, a new service offering or a new product, Agile’s twelve principles and three pillars (transparency, inspection, adaptation) are designed to reduce money spent on undesirable or unusable features which were built based on outdated requirements.