Presenter: Rob Carstons, Agile Project Management Consultant, Coach, and Practitioner, Platinum Edge
Topic: Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile using Scrum
Date: Thursday January 16, 2014
Time: Networking 6 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Presentation 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Sandia Resort & Casino
Non-Members: $30 PDU: 1.5 Registration closes 5pm on Tuesday, January 14
More than ever, organizations are making the transition from Waterfall to Agile. In this presentation Rob Carstons discusses how organizations make the transition from Waterfall to Agile using the Scrum framework, as well as some of the challenges organizations face making this transition. Rob will also introduce some basic Agile principals and roles using the Scrum framework.
Bio: Rob Carstons is an Agile Project Management Consultant, Coach, and Practitioner with an extraordinary passion for developing strategic enterprise software applications and leading diverse and cross-functional software development teams utilizing Agile Project Management methodologies.
A Servant Leader, mentor, and advocate Rob has a passion for helping organizations exceed their potential by continually delivering business value and accelerating return-on-investment one iteration at a time.
With over 20 years of experience in software development and enterprise systems implementations, Rob brings extraordinary value to the organizations he works with. Whether he's working with software development teams or C-Level executives, Rob has an ability to deliver value at all levels of the organization.
Rob's career includes leading projects and global cross-functional software development teams throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, and India.
Rob is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Scrum Alliance, and the Agile Alliance. Rob is also a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). Rob holds an MBA from the California State University, Sacramento and a B.S. in Technology Management from Golden Gate University.
Rob has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the California State University, Sacramento, College of Business Administration and College of Continuing Education teaching courses in International Business and Business Communications both at the graduate and undergraduate levels since 2008.