As I already mentioned in Italy Rome PMI EMEA Congress 2017 Day 2:
PMI.org defined this session as: Take part in the adventurous implementation of agile techniques in the public sector! Learn what it takes to leave your certainties behind and embrace a more agile mind-set, with helpful insights of the changing role of the project manager in the agile world and the use of agile in fixed-price contracts. After all…if a public company has done it, you can do it too!
Fortunately the main goals were simple:
- the main challenges of transitioning from a ”plan driven” approach of delivering projects to an agile one
- some helpful tips in adopting agile in the public sector
Marco Negri did spend a lot of time to re-explain some of the basics we already heard so many times in other presentations of this congress or others before… do we really need this again:
I must say that as the goals were not that ambitious, they have been met…
The main point here was really the interactions with the audience, it was really open and interesting.
I was delighted to listen to a true story and someone who lived it from the inside providing us with an enlightening and inspirational success story.
We mainly discussed about the needed skills by Product Owner (proxy or not) and SCRUM Master… While the speaker used PMP certified PMs including for 3rd parties, we thought that a SCRUM Master should not be a PMP PM… the main thing actually was that there was not real clear cut in terms of competences for all the roles.
Another good topic was the ICT Sourcing strategy described by Marco Negri as clearly except for the development itself, all other skills have been insourced in order to protect the sustainability of the deliverables. This is a key topic as we see a trend with corporations to go in that direction after having frenetically outsourced almost everything and are now facing an important dependency to 3rd party suppliers as they cannot control these roles anymore.
I was also happy to have a part of the presentation being devoted to estimates as it is a crucial activity also helping on getting the opportunity to work on fixed price and get the right priorities in place. It nicely fitted also in terms of the accountability Agile Pillar.
Nevertheless the overall story was really interesting about the journey they have been though and so successfully, really appreciated the lessons learned and the openness…
My main point is really now that in such conferences we should now be able to forget about these basics and go straight into the testimonial and story telling so that we get spend more time in sharing than rehashing the same points again and again! Hope to be heard for the coming congresses 🙂
Categories: Project Management