Project Manager’s challenges in Agile Environment
Presenter: Dr Laban Mwansa, PMP
There is a tremendous growing industry appetite for adopting agile frameworks as a way of delivering products and services. The term ‘agile’ is very broad and is viewed in many different ways throughout the agile community. There is a set of well-known frameworks referred to as ‘agile methods’ and there are also well-known behaviours, concepts and techniques that are recognized as characterizing the agile way of working.
Agile can be used in projects as well as in business as usual environments. A Project Manager’s role is often associated with command and control setup environments whilst agile teams are set to be autonomous self-organizing servant leadership teams. Agile teams prefer to be lead rather than managed. Where does the Project Managers draw the borderlines of command and control? What are the challenges and issues faced by a Project Manager working in agile organizations?
About the presenter: Laban is considered an expert in the ICT and Telco space when it comes to project management. He has over 20 years’ experience in the field, holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and brings a wealth of international experience having worked in Europe, South Africa and Zambia delivering cutting edge solutions. Laban delivers corporate trainings in PMP, COBIT5, PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile. He is an accomplished speaker whose presentations are always informative, interesting, provocative and fun. Laban is fluent in English, Czech and Russian and he is a keen chess player.
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