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Traditional Gantt chart or Agile sprints to plan your project - Why not both?

Traditional Gantt chart or Agile sprints to plan your project - Why not both?

Traditional Gantt chart or Agile sprints to plan your project - Why not both?

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Experiences from applying a hybrid approach when planning a 20+ million project

Some people say that projects are either executed in a traditional (plan-driven with a Gantt chart) or Agile (prioritized backlog-driven with a scrum board) way. However, Martin Härri will present how he successfully combined the two approaches for a 20+ million project at SIX. Over 50 people are collaborating in 16 work streams, processing 60+ work packages, 200+ deliverables, and more than 1’000 tasks. All these parameters would predetermine a traditional approach, but in addition to a detailed plan and a Gantt chart, the project is applying Agile practices such as sprints (at the time of the presentation, the project will be in sprint 40), demos and retrospectives. And it is using Jira, a tool usually associated with Agile, but works very well also for plan-driven projects.

Martin will walk us through the entire project cycle, demonstrating where traditional, and where agile practices have been used. And eventually he will also present a great free tool for retrospectives.

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Our speaker:  Martin Härri

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Martin Härri has 30 years of experience in projects, having managed more than 10 project offices in various companies in consulting and financial services. He is currently a Senior Project Officer at SIX, where he supports 2 of the company’s largest projects, one being a traditional waterfall project, and one being a SAFe project. He is a PMP®, one of only two PMI Scheduling Professionals (PMI-SP®) in Switzerland, a PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP®) and a Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager. During his career he has also been a trainer for Microsoft Project, and has given a presentation for the Chapter on that tool in 2013. Lately he has also become an expert in Jira.

SIX is a Swiss company with international presence. With over 2,500 employees it operates the infrastructure for the Swiss financial center, such as services relating to securities transactions, the processing of financial information, payment transactions and digital infrastructure. It is owned by around 130 national and international financial institutions, which are also the main users of its services.


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Event Properties

Event Date 21-01-2021 18:30
Event End Date 21-01-2021 20:00
Individual Price Free
Event language English
No. of Technical PDUs 1
No. of Leadership PDUs 0.5

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