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Project Management: A substitute or a supplement to your career?

Fri, Oct 12 2018 16:00 UTC

Project Management: A substitute or a supplement to your career?

Description Most of the organizations in the world these days are applying Agile approach in IT (Software and Hardware) and business to delivery value, speed to market, better productivity, and improved ROI. Our session will discuss both the methods in detail and learn the pros and cons in applying these methodologies. We will learn to define and have a better understanding on which methodologies to apply in our respective programs/projects. Along with that, we will also discuss various certifications in traditional and agile space in the market and their value proposition. We will also discuss if Project Management is a substitute for you career or a good supplement. Bio of the speaker: Raj Heda has 20 years of experience in various Information Technology areas with broad consulting, leadership, teamwork and project management skills. He is well-versed in professional services, software product development, managing client relationships and agile coaching. He currently co-leads Agile transformation capability at Boston Consulting Group. He holds certifications for Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), SAFe Certified Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), CSM (Certified Scrum Master), CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) and CSD (Certified Scrum Developer). He has 12 patents to his credit and have co-authored two books - Agile Project Management and Risk Project Management with Marcus Goncalves. He teaches classes on Project Management, Distributed Software Development, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Web Design, IT Perspectives and Leadership to Masters and MBA students at Boston College, Boston Universities and Brandeis University from last 9 years and also conduct weekend classes on PMP and PMI-ACP.


Raj Heda

Raj Heda has 20 years of experience in various Information Technology areas with broad consulting, leadership, teamwork and project management skills. He is well-versed in professional services, software product development, managing client relationships and agile coaching. He currently co-leads Agile transformation capability at Boston Consulting Group. He holds certifications for Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), SAFe Certified Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), CSM (Certified Scrum Master), CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) and CSD (Certified Scrum Developer). He has 12 patents to his credit and have co-authored two books - Agile Project Management and Risk Project Management with Marcus Goncalves. He teaches classes on Project Management, Distributed Software Development, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Web Design, IT Perspectives and Leadership to Masters and MBA students at Boston College, Boston Universities and Brandeis University from last 9 years and also conduct weekend classes on PMP and PMI-ACP.

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