Join us on Thursday, May 28th for Our Monthly Webinar
In Accordance With CDC Recommendations, This Month's Meeting Will Be Hosted Using Remote Telepresence
In order to provide the best support to the chapter, while working to ensure the health and well-being of our of our members, the board has decided to heed the CDC's recommendations on social distancing and curtailing events of 50 or more people. To achieve this goal, we will host the May meeting via telepresence and there will be no gatherings hosted at the Sheraton until the quarantine recommendations are terminated.
Topic: Make Agile Your Own: Adapt it To Succeed In A Client-Centric Environment
Speaker: Christopher Yang, Vice President, Corporate Travel Management (ASX:CTD)
Given the technological advancements and increased demand for solutions that are fast and effective, software development projects have become increasingly complex. Often, you may find yourself noting that more engineering teams have moved away from the traditional waterfall methodology and toward the flexibility that an agile framework offers. Agile involves practices such as incremental and iterative development, shorter release and iteration planning cycles and adaptation, and ongoing alignment with company goals and customer needs.
Although an agile approach yields many benefits, it also comes with certain limitations when directly applied in a client-facing environment. It can be difficult for clients to adapt to new work models. Implementing agile practices can be challenging and less appealing to clients who have long been influenced by the plan-driven waterfall model.
Agile is not a one-size-fits-all solution for all projects. In many cases, adopting a hybrid model can help withstand real-world challenges. In the presentation, Chris will talk about an alternative approach to software project management and a way to implement professional service projects within a client-centric enterprise framework.
About Christopher Yang
Leadership is about impact, influence, and inspiration. Christopher Yang is no stranger to these concepts, and with a proven track record of innovation in the technology and project management sphere, he knows firsthand the vital role that strategic leadership plays in the success of any organization. As the vice president of engineering at Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), he is at the helm of a large group of highly skilled technical team members and is deeply involved in developing, maintaining, and enhancing CTM’s travel products. In addition to his career, Chris is a member of the Tech Coast Angels (TCA), a leading and extremely active angel investing network in the United States. As a member of TCA’s outreach and events committee, Chris consistently manages the organization’s relationships with universities, accelerators, and VCs and is responsible for planning and organizing events in Los Angeles to increase TCA’s exposure to potential members and startups.
Chris is also a part-time instructor in the Department of Engineering and Technology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). There, he develops and delivers post-baccalaureate curricula and is spearheading UCLA Extension’s first agile project management certificate program. When he is not in the office or the classroom, Chris hones his communication skills as a sought-after keynote speaker. He enjoys working on this passion as he provides lectures on technology and project management to help train the future generation of leaders. On the side, Chris is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. In this capacity, he frequently contributes articles to Forbes.com on topics related to technology, business strategy, technical project management, and entrepreneurship.
Chris thrives on training future generations on the importance of technology management. Armed with the wisdom and knowledge gained at the University of Southern California, Christopher holds four degrees: MBA, Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
Chris also has a wealth of key certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP), ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), Certified Product Manager (CPM), Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I) and ITIL.
Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Telepresence (One day prior to the meeting, a connection link will be e-mailed to each registrant via the e-mail address provided to PMI.)
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Telepresence Session Open / Audio Check
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Speaker Presentation
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm Speaker Presentation
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm Questions / Closing Remarks
This meeting provides attendees with 2 PDUs.
|Event End Date||05-28-2020|
|Registration Start Date||03-29-2020|
|Cut off date||05-28-2020|
|Individual Price||Price Varies - Log in for Member Price|
Paul Tevis is a coach & facilitator who partners with technolo-gy leaders who want to work as effectively with people as they do with technology. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, he has been using effective facilitation to enable meaningful, sustainable change at organizations of all sizes for the last dozen years. Find out more about Paul and his work at https://vigemus.com.