November 2013 Meeting – An Agile Approach for Business-As-Usual Projects

November 2013 Meeting – An Agile Approach for Business-As-Usual Projects

Speaker: Phillip Manketo
Topic: An Agile Approach for Business-As-Usual Projects

RSVP: Meetup

Location:Red Brick Station
8149 Honeygo Blvd
White Marsh, MD 21236

Date: Wednesday, November 20th, networking begins at 6:30

An Agile Approach for Business-As-Usual Projects: Whether providing dedicated production support or dividing time between new development and maintenance activities, a framework for managing business as usual (BAU) / maintenance projects is required to insure a Team(s) can balance competing mandates from stakeholders across the Portfolio as well as the technical enterprise. This session will propose agile strategies for managing an Enhancement Backlog, System Support Backlog and Defect Backlog independently or as a single prioritized consolidated pipeline. Thereafter Agile BAU Models used successfully in the financial services industry will be shown to further exemplify these approaches.

Bio :
Phillip Manketo, the Mid-Atlantic Agile Delivery Leader for the ELIASSEN GROUP, is an multi-disciplined agile practitioner with a proven track record leveraging agile practices to consistently deliver exceptional results on behalf of Fortune 500 clients, start-ups and Federal Government entities.

Prior to joining Eliassen Group, Mr. Manketo was an Agile Coach with AGILEX, during which time he facilitated the implementation of Agile and Scrum development methodologies by technical teams, as part of an effort to deliver a major client-facing greenfield product initiative, having both strategic and revenue implications, for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Additionally, he served as the Deputy Program Manager on a greenfield project to drive the adoption of the Scrum Methodology across the national technical enterprise of the USPS.

Prior to joining Agilex, Mr. Manketo was a Scrum Master with COMCAST, during which time he facilitated an agile development effort responsible for creating industry leading video search, recommendations and discovery applications.

Mr. Manketo is also a Certified Kanban Practitioner as well as actively involved in the Agile Community having served as an Organizing Board Member of AgileDC ( for the last three years.

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