2020 Keynote & Workshop Facilitator

Michael Stanleigh; CMC, CSP, CSM
CEO, Business Improvement Architects

Introduction

PMI NB is proud to announce Michael Stanleigh as the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for Professional Development Days 2020.

 

Michael has a reputation for helping organizations define their strategic direction, manage change, become more innovative, improve the performance of their leadership and successfully execute their projects.  He has been fortunate to consult and advise some of the most admired organizations in the world. As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and CEO of Business Improvement Architects, Michael shares his consulting wisdom and secrets for operational success with organizations to help them succeed.


Michael’s broad experience and expertise in operational effectiveness has helped his clients achieve their goals. Michael increases leadership performance through strategic planning, creates cultures and customized processes that drive innovation, improves key business processes through business process management and reengineering and manages the impact of these organizational changes.    

PD Days 2020 Conference Theme: Leveraging the Power of Project Management


The discipline of project management has changed significantly in the last number of years. There have been significant developments with the application of Agile methods to a wider range of projects, as well as changes in best practices. Are you and your organization leaning into the future or reacting to it? Countless organizations still struggle with aligning projects to their organizational strategy and goals. Projects take precious resources to be successful and ensuring your organization is committing to the right ones is critical. This year’s conference aims to help project managers make the most of project management methods and stay ahead of the curve of new developments in the profession.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Keynote: Hybrid/Agile Project Management – The What, Why & How

Organizations today are challenged to manage their projects within very tight budget and time constraints while meeting and exceeding the expectations of their customers.  We can no longer manage our projects today using the same methodologies we applied 10 years ago.  Overcoming our project challenges and accelerating their success requires re-thinking our approach to project management.  

 

Hybrid Agile is an approach to project management that focusses on flexibility and fast improvement. It is a proven approach that can be applied to creating new products, services, technology, and other types of projects.   Applying agile global best practices provides a high return on investment for organizations as they increase their project’s effectiveness and efficiency while ensuring all business and customer requirements are successfully met.  

Agile has been used in many organizations as an excuse to allow projects to run ad hoc.  No project deadlines, no clear milestones and no long-term accountability. These organizations don’t understand that agile does require structure, an overall goal and a timeline.  In this keynote we’ll review the challenges faced when introducing hybrid/agile, explore the opportunities it presents and delve into the what, why and how of hybrid/agile project management.  We’ll explore the myths and I’ll create a clear path for success.  You’ll leave this keynote with many new ideas that can be implemented immediately including the tools, processes and techniques required to start and continue the journey.      


Outcomes

  • Understand the reasons why hybrid/agile projects are often struggling.

  •  Assess and align the organizational culture to be more supportive of consistent hybrid/agile project management practices.  

  • Learn the Hybrid Agile Framework for Rapid Project Management.

  • Understand the various roles within agile including scrum master, product owner, stakeholders and sprint team members.

  • Recognize how project managers fit into the hybrid/agile process.

  • Learn the jargon around agile.  

  • Align waterfall and agile processes.

Thursday, May 20, 2020
Workshop: Hybrid/Agile Project Management – The What, Why & How

Background

Project Managers are often asked to manage their project within very tight budget and time constraints while meeting and exceeding the expectations of their customers.  To effectively deal with these challenges we can no longer manage our projects today using the same methodologies we applied 10 years ago.  We must re-think our approach to project management.    

Hybrid/Agile is an approach to project management that focusses on flexibility and managing within tight constraints.  The key for agile is time.  Less time in meetings & compiling reports. Less time waiting for decisions or waiting for an expert to attend a meeting.  Shorter time spent on prototyping, testing and production because they’re all done in 3-week iterations instead of through the life of a project.  Hybrid/agile is being successfully used on product development, service development, innovation, marketing, human resources, research and development and other non-software projects.  When done right, it is saving time.  

 

Session Focus
Participants will experience how to manage a hybrid/agile project.  They will be engaged throughout the entire process from definition to delivery.  They will identify the project manager, product owner, scrum master and sprint team members.  They will determine what elements of the project should be managed through waterfall and which elements will be managed through agile.  

Included in this workshop will be how to hold an agile release planning meeting, create stories, develop the product backlog, lead a sprint planning meeting, create a sprint goal, backlog and tasks, manage stand-up meetings, etc. They’ll leave with the skills and knowledge to start using hybrid/agile immediately.    

Key Learning Outcomes

  •      Learn the Hybrid Agile Framework for Rapid Project Management.

  •      Identify the project deliverables to be managed through Agile.

  •      Determine the Agile Scum Roles including Scrum Master, Product Owner and Sprint Team.

  •      Manage the Agile Release Planning Meeting.

  •      Create User Stories.

  •      Create the Product Backlog.

  •      Develop the Sprint Goal.

  •      Create the Sprint Goal, Backlog and Tasks.

  •      Manage the agile (sprint) meetings.

  •      Develop the Sprint Task (Kanban) Board.

  •      Organize the daily scrum meetings.
     

Full Biography

Michael Stanleigh has a reputation for helping organizations define their strategic direction, manage change, become more innovative, improve the performance of their leadership and successfully execute their projects.  He has been fortunate to consult and advise some of the most admired organizations in the world. As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and CEO of Business Improvement Architects, Michael shares his consulting wisdom and secrets for operational success with organizations to help them succeed.

Michael’s broad experience and expertise in operational effectiveness has helped his clients achieve their goals. Michael increases leadership performance through strategic planning, creates cultures and customized processes that drive innovation, improves key business processes through business process management and reengineering and manages the impact of these organizational changes.    

As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Michael loves to share his business secrets for operational success with business audiences around the world.    Michael involves audiences in understanding and managing change and business leaders in getting to the root cause of their business problems and generating effective solutions.  He has a tremendous way, during corporate events, of engaging leaders and employees in a creative process of idea generation for the front-end of innovation.  His content rich presentations are delivered with the same passion, spark, energy and creativity that he gives to his business clients. 

 

As a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Michael provides consulting, coaching and customized training for Project Management Offices, Project Leaders and Project Teams on managing projects, creating project plans, conducting project audits and undertaking project risk assessments.  As a Scrum Master he uses his expertise in Hybrid/Agile processes to create unique approaches to continued project success. 

Today, Michael consults, trains, coaches and mentors public and private sector organizations throughout the world.  Michael has been featured and published in over 500 different magazines and industry publications around the world.  He is a faculty member for the Gardiner Institute at Memorial University, CPA Ontario, Institute of Internal Auditors and Leadership USA™.   Michael is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC Canada), the Scrum Alliance, the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speakers Federation.

Organized by the PMI New Brunswick Chapter