Michael Knight

Presentation: Let’s Talk about the “A” Word: Tips for Helping Reluctant Teams and Organizations to Embrace Agile

Abstract: Once primarily associated with software development, Agile methodologies are now used in almost every industry imaginable, and by some of today’s most innovative organizations.

It’s highly likely that at least one of the products or services that you’ll interact with during the course of the day has been developed by a team utilizing an Agile method.

However, in spite of an abundance of case studies highlighting its benefits and successes, Agile is still frequently misrepresented and misunderstood. As a result, many teams and organizations are reluctant to adopt Agile methods into practice.

This presentation will provide attendees with strategies to help educate reluctant stakeholders about Agile and dispel misconceptions; along with tips to help introduce Agile to teams and organizations; and methods to help maintain your energy and focus along the way.

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Biography: Michael Knight has worked in the federal government tech space for more than 15 years. He is currently a project manager at a federal agency, and has a primary focus on website development and agile development methodologies. Mr. Knight is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).