Matt Anderson

Director, Enterprise PMO

Cerner Corporation

Driving Business Agility as a Leader at Scale

Today’s fast-paced business world demands leaders that can adapt to market demands and capitalize on opportunities. In a start-up mode or innovation lab, this seems possible. In a large, multi-national organization… not so much.

Leaders get accused of being part of the frozen or pressurized middle where they have potentially unrealistic expectations from above. They can be viewed as overly bureaucratic or “command and control” from the agile teams they work with. The reason is a mismatch between the tools and thinking of traditional management and the problem space of business agility.

Come and see how to thrive as a leader in this new paradigm and the tools that can allow you to adapt for present and future business demands.


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Bio:

Matt Anderson is a 25+ year IT veteran with a background in development, architecture and project management. He has led Cerner’s Enterprise Agile Transformation since its beginnings in late 2008 and is currently the Director of Cerner’s Enterprise PMO. A certified PMP since 2004 and PMI-ACP since 2011, he served on the PMI® Committee as the Integration Chapter Lead for the Fifth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide.

Matt represents Cerner on the Steve Denning Learning Consortium, a group of large multi-national companies seeking to change the world of work through business agility. This think tank serves as a living lab for business agility experimentation and collaboration at the enterprise level.

Matt routinely speaks on Agile and PMO topics at regional, national and international conferences, blending the two disciplines together to demonstrate how to generate consistent business outcomes at scale.

Eugene Bounds | Agile and Scrum | IIL |

Eugene Bounds

President, Bounds Associates

Why Government Leaders Must Embrace Agile

Agile is a pathway to innovation in many Government agencies. It is a response to challenges in Information Technology where traditional software development processes often did not yield expected results. This resulted in many projects exceeding budgets and timelines, and ignoring needed requirement changes.

At its core, Agile is about priorities, placing individuals and interactions above processes and tools; working products above comprehensive documentation; customer collaboration above contract negotiation; and responding to change above following a plan. Leaders can embrace this approach to improve processing times, and coordination among development teams and users. This presentation provides practical steps on how leaders can better understand and support the innovation practices introduced by Agile.

Bio:

Mr. Bounds is a highly respected and globally recognized Management Consultant with more than three decades of Information Technology and Program Execution experience. He established Bounds Associates, LLC in 2012 to provide strategy, execution, and agility training and consulting services. He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and held leadership positions at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Robbins-Gioia, LLC.

Mr. Bounds served on the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® from 2007 to 2012, and was Chair of the Board in 2010. He is a recipient of the Federal Computer Week “Federal 100” Award, which recognizes executives having the greatest impact on the US government information systems community. Mr. Bounds was also elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Scrum Alliance in 2013 and currently serves as Chair. Mr. Bounds holds a M.S. degree in Information Systems from the University of Southern California and a B.B.A. in Information Systems from Texas Tech University. He is a PMI® Fellow, a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and a certified ScrumMaster®.