October Chapter Meeting - Wed 10/25/2017 @ 5:30pm
Note: Registration through the Chapter website is required
Revisiting Non-members $5, Members $0
Speaker: Jason Breault
Topic: Agile Beyond Software
Abstract: Agile is a management methodology which has its roots in software. For years software teams have embraced these principals to deliver better software, increase the speed of delivery, and better serve their customers. Now, entire companies are talking about going Agile. Professional Services Spaces are the fastest growing business demographic that are driving Agile and the need for employee connectivity. But what are the challenges they will face? How can they properly organize and implement Agile into a very fast and often loosely structured organization? What does this mean for Business Analysts and Project Managers? Jason will discuss these questions and more as well as the synergy between Agile practitioners and professional services companies that have recently embraced Agile, and how it has opened up business to rapid growth and transparency.
Jason Breault is a seasoned Agile Practitioner with over 17 years of product development experience; 11 of which have been in Agile environments. Jason began his career in software development where he quickly excelled in delivering several major projects across organizations such as IBM, Open Systems, Red Hat, and Cisco. Understanding and seeing the benefits of Agile early on, Jason transitioned from a software developer into product development where he could apply his technical knowledge into a management field. With his strong technical background, Jason has been successful in this transition and is able to bridge the gap between business units and product developers in a streamlined manner; allowing decision makers to have a better understanding of their development process and enable them to make more informed decisions.
Jason is a graduate from the University of Arkansas with a Master of Science in Operations Management, with his undergraduate studies at East Carolina University where he majored in Business and Information Technologies.
Jason holds several industry certifications including
CSM® - Certified Scrum Master
CSPO® - Certified Scrum Product Owner
PMP® - Project Management Professional
SAFe® - Scaled Agile Framework