I am the Head of the Technical Program Management Office (TPMO) at Kyocera in the SF East Bay where I founded the Organizational Change Management (OCM) Consulting practice (management consulting practice) and founded KyoVentures (Kyocera's SF Bay Area Corporate Startup Accelerator). I am an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) & Certified Change Management Specialist (CMS).
Prior to Kyocera & TubeMogul, Aaron founded Alumwire, Inc. where he project managed the development of Alumwire's proprietary video chat software during the early days of the Company in Berkeley, CA. He drove the Company’s strategic direction, business development and marketing activities as its CEO. Aaron was named by BusinessWeek as one of “The Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs”. Aaron was also featured on NBC, CBS and CNET. The initial sales of $100K+ from Alumwire’s Fortune 500 beta clients led to a $1.4 million dollar financing round. Aaron successfully exited Alumwire in 2011 (acquired by TalentCircles, Inc. in August, 2011).
Measuring the ROI of agile methods is one of the most important factors in figuring out what agile framework to adopt. Scope is variable in agile projects and so we are able to prioritize based on business value. As a result, it is very much possible to have a faster return on investment in agile projects compared to traditional projects. We can even increase the ROI more by adopting the right agile framework given a team's skillset (such as adopting the XP Agile Framework for the CI/CD practice).
We will explore several agile frameworks (such as Scrum, XP, Lean, FDD, etc.) and recommend which of these agile frameworks increases the ROI for specific types of Companies. We will look at different technologies including GitLab, OnBase, Jira, and Confluence.
This session is for current and prospective engineering directors/managers, technical program managers, and technical product managers. Managers that are involved with managing software engineers in software Companies are expected to benefit the most.