Posted by: Eric Lefevre-Ardant | August 7, 2009

Meet Patricia, Project Manager

“I really love the sensible way agile project management works. It’s challenging describing my agile team’s accomplishments in traditional project management terms – the way my company still expects.”

Patricia is a seasoned project manager. She prefers agile development to her old attempts to force teams to conform to an overly prescriptive plan. But, her stakeholders still ask for the same predictability and schedule commitments. On her agile team she’s considered a ScrumMaster, but she still has lots of old project management responsibilities that don’t seem to fit into that ScrumMaster role.

At the conference, Patricia is planning to attend New Approaches to Risk Management with David Anderson and The Invisible Project Manager with Mack Adams. She feels that Painless Iteration Planning (Julie Chickering, Ken Clyne) might help her too.

Does this story sound familiar to you? Patricia is a persona, a fictional character used to focus parts of the conference. Come and meet like-minded participants at Agile 2009 Conference. And check out the top sessions at the conference for Patricia.



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