Date: Wednesday, 30th November 2016
Venue: Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort
Presenter: Asst Professor Dr. Rumesh Kumar, PMP, SCT
PDUs: 2 (Technical)
Topic: Why Scrum ?
Project Management is based on the premise that you only execute based on what is planned in order to maximize profits. It adopts a predictive approach to management. Oftentimes, it is not possible to predict what will happen especially in a highly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment in which projects are undertaken.
What is needed is the ability to manage projects using an agile approach. By being agile, it becomes possible to adapt to changing business requirements and focus on what adds value to the customer, leading to a collaborative relationship between the project team and the customer. In an ever changing business ecosystem in which the customer requirements are unpredictable, the need to change and respond to change is what ensures projects are successfully completed.
Scrum adopts a methodology that subscribes to this concept of agility. It is fundamentally different from project management in two primary dimensions, approach and focus. In conventional project management, the approach is predictive whereas in scrum the approach is adaptive. In conventional project management, the focus is on maximizing the company’s profit, in scrum the focus in on maximizing the customer’s value.
How this is done in practice will be subject of discussion during the evening talk.
Asst Prof Dr. Rumesh Kumar, PMP, SCT
Dr Rumesh Kumar is currently an Assistant Professor of Heriot Watt University Malaysia as well as serves as a Senior Consultant for Denison Consulting USA. He is also the Managing Director of the Sharma Management International, which is an Approved Training Provider for Scrum Certification courses conducted for SCRUMstudy for the Asia Pacific Region
He is an accomplished Certified Professional Trainer, Certified Knowledge Manager, Project Management professional, SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer and Certified Tetramap facilitator. He specializes in the areas of project management, knowledge management and organizational diagnostics.
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2 PDUs (Technical)