Can you follow the Agile manifesto as is and meet an agreed upon contract with a budget and timeline?
Is the Waterfall methodology a better way to manage projects under these conditions?
Or do you need a Hybrid of the two?
Through their presentation, Dayna May and Mrunalini Kulkarni will address all of these questions, and more! They will talk about the challenges and pathways to possible solutions to managing projects while meeting the terms and conditions of a signed contract with the client.
|Event Date||11-19-2020 6:30 pm|
|Cut Off Date||11-18-2020 8:00 pm|
|No. of Strategic PDUs||1|
Dayna May, PMP has 18 years in project management experience. As a psychology major she is fascinated by humans, how we think, and what motivates us. Dayna started her professional career in Healthcare IT at Epic where she worked as a project manager for 12 years. Her background is in software implementations, helping large organizations such as UCLA, Sanford Health, and Kaiser Permanente stand up new electronic healthcare records. Dayna helped clients stay on track with project plans, managed risks including patient safety escalations, and monitored multi-million dollar budgets. Internally, Dayna helped create training courses for new hires and tenured staff and spun up a new service for mature organizations to adopt more features during their upgrades. Dayna joined Yahara Software in 2017, a boutique, custom software firm specializing in data integration and custom software solutions. At Yahara Dayna continues to manage complex projects while also serving as the Business Analyst, gathering requirements and writing development stories. Yahara practices both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies. Dayna is excited to continue her journey learning new roles, methods and strategies in the PMO domain.
Mrunalini (Mrunal) Kulkarni has 23 years of experience in IT. She started her IT career as a developer and took on responsibilities for Business Analysis, Project Management and IT team management. She has worked across various business verticals such as Financial institutions, Insurance industry and citizen welfare programs with the State of Wisconsin before joining Yahara Software. Mrunal’s passion is understanding her client’s or the business area’s processes, helping them streamline their processes for efficiency and implementing those in IT applications. She likes to call herself a liaison between IT Development teams and Business teams and as the person who can speak both IT and Business lingo. Mrunal joined Yahara Software in 2016 after a career in IT Application Team Management to solely focus on Business Analysis and Project Management. Mrunal focuses on clients in the Life Sciences domain and enjoys learning about the various aspects of Science used by the variety of clients that Yahara Software works with in the Life Sciences domain. Internally, Mrunal collaborates with the PM group at Yahara Software to develop project methodologies and processes that meet the needs of the consulting world of tight contract terms around Schedule and Budget. Yahara Software has benefited from a hybrid in making clients successful in meeting their goals.