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Establishing IT Project Management Culture: Nerdherding On the Frontier
Adele Shakal, Cisco
After obtaining her BS in Geochemistry from California Institute of Technology, Adele Shakal’s two-decade path in the IT industry has included webmastering, UNIX systems administration, technical project management, and IT emergency operations planning. She currently leads project and knowledge management at Metacloud, now a part of Cisco, which offers private clouds based on OpenStack. She has presented at local LOPSA chapter meetings and technical conferences including USENIX’s LISA, O’Reilly’s Velocity, and CascadiaIT.
Some IT organizations have well-established project management cultures; other organizations are on the frontier, either without project management culture or experiencing rapid change. The application of appropriate IT project management principles in such organizations can be challenging, but some basic techniques can allow IT teams to be more efficient and effective.
Daunting projects can be accomplished as you foster project management culture, and this tutorial will give you the tools you need to enjoy life on the frontier.
Anyone either coordinating or participating in IT projects within groups or organizations without a well-established project management culture.
Attendees will learn techniques to better understand and define projects, and how to apply appropriate and effective management techniques within organizations where project management culture is rapidly changing or being newly-created.
- Understanding basic differences between well-established environments and launching toward the frontier.
- Management techniques for organizing projects.
- Frontier questions to select appropriate project management techniques, covering Governance, Scope, Time, Costs, People, Communication & Visualization.
- Advanced Nerdherding: improving visibility and celebrating progress.