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Special Agile Israel Meeting with Johanna Rothman: Moving Towards Agile Project Management

I'm happy to announce that Agile Israel will host Johanna Rothman at an upcoming special meeting of the group. The meeting will take place next week, on December 15th (Thursday), at the Microsoft Offices in Ra'anana.
Please confirm your arrival so that we know how many people to expect.
This is Johanna's second talk at our group, the first one being on our second ever meeting. Her last talk was a huge success and audio recording of it can be downloaded from the Agile Israel site.
Due to Johanna's visit this month and Hanukkah, we're postponing the next meeting of Agile Israel to January 5th. the meeting after that will occur on January 23rd
When: December 15
Gathering at 17:30, we start promptly at 18:00
Moving Towards Agile Project Management
Your project's ship date seems short for the necessary work. Your
requirements are sure to change. Everyone's pounding on you for even
more features. So, you realize that a conventional waterfall
lifecycle is unlikely to solve your problems. You'd like to try an
Agile lifecycle, but your organization is suspicious of Agile
techniques, or doesn't know how to cope without the false assurance
of a detailed Gantt chart. What can you do?
Without completely changing everything you do in your projects, you
can apply Agile principles to your projects--providing business value
to your stakeholders and customers.
In this session, through practice, we'll develop a framework--based
on the kinds of risks you typically encounter--for integrating
selected agile practices into different types of projects.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about frameworks based on project risk
  • Develop a framework project managers can use to select agile practices that fit their projects
  • Illuminate key Agile practices.
  • Practice these Agile practices

Johanna has been interviewed on topics such as project management and hiring technical people. You can listen to the interview over here.


Meeting will take place at Microsoft Ra'anana:
2 Hapnina St, Raanana
(09) 7625-100
Floor 0 , Dekel Room
It is the new building across from Amdocs.
After the first traffic circle, there is an area for (free) parking on the right.

A little about Johanna

Johanna Rothman is a well-known consultant, speaker, and author on managing high-technology product development. During her decade-long consulting career, she has enabled managers, teams, and organizations become more effective applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management, risk management, and people management. She’s helped Engineering organizations, IT organizations, and startups hire, manage, and release successful products faster. Her assessment reports have helped managers and teams create and execute action plans that help them improve their projects and their processes. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher in the areas of project management, people management, and problem-solving.

Johanna has written over 100 articles and papers and is now a columnist for Fast Company’s online career center, Software Development,, and Johanna is the author of the highly acclaimed Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds, and is the coauthor of Corrective Action for the Software Industry. Johanna is also a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.

See you there!

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