Centric Chicago hosted a presentation and panel discussion with EPM, PMO and IT Leaders on Agile methodology.
Chicago, IL – October 15, 2019 — The program was told from the experiences and real-life examples of the path to an agile methodology and how it applies in the corporate world today.
The Chicago team welcomed over 45 PMO, EPM and IT leaders from across numerous industries to share their stories, anywhere from challenges to successes, to create an informative afternoon. The structure of our 3PM events is group-oriented, we want everyone to get involved in the conversation and share whatever they can contribute to the topic we’re discussing. The event location is always changing, each time it’s hosted by different clients throughout the Chicago area.
We opened the event with Eric Foster, who is currently a CIO and works in the Life Sciences industry. He shared the SWOT of his recent agile journey:
- Strengths: Better momentum, lower risk and enhanced collaboration.
- Weaknesses: Scaling across geographies and managing across different modes of operation.
- Threats: Lack of commitment to a new mindset and insufficient training and trust.
- Opportunities: Increased innovation and experimentation, accelerate continuous improvement, support culture change.
He spoke about starting with a positive mindset and spreading it, creating total clarity in the vision for everyone to come together. Then create a plan for the change, yet knowing the need to have a flexible plan and things will adjust along the way.
The event continued with our agile panel experts to share their stories and insights:
- Process – Deepak Sevak, Discover
- Operating and Investment – Robyn Sabsevitz, Anixter
- People and Change – Sandy Lynn, Discover
A common theme across the program was the topic of change; preparing for it, managing it, and building it into all aspects of this transformation. The event was a success and provided a lot of education to our guests about their own agile journey.
Centric Chicago plans to host a new series of 3PM Special Interest Group meetings in 2020. We welcome interesting topics, speakers, and hosts in the area of PMO and EPM. For more information about upcoming events, please contact Jim McCarthy or Amy McJoynt.