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Creating an Enterprise View of Work using Agile


Presentation Title: Creating an Enterprise View of Work Using Agile

Date: December 9, 2020

Speaker: Jim Bennett

Location: ONLINE; Microsoft Teams (Meeting information will be sent to registrants)

Cost: $0 


12:00pm – 12:00pm Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

12:00pm – 12:55 pm Presentation

1:00pm – 1:05pm Comments and Door Prizes

Presentation Overview:

Are you curious to see how one organization applied the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit to transform their teams to greater value delivery? Walk through a transformation case study of a large Canadian Insurance company. Using multiple lifecycles, visual radiators and lean change techniques you will see an overview of Disciplined Agile as well as the actual application of some of the DA practices. Disciplined Agile was acquired by PMI in August of 2019. DA is a tool kit that harnesses hundreds of Agile practices to guide you to the best way of working for your team or organization.

Speaker Biography:

Jim Bennett, Manager of Technology Services for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, has over 30 years of experience managing cross-functional teams deploying enterprise-scale projects, both domestically and internationally. Jim is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner and a certified Kanban Management Professional and Kanban Coaching Professional. Since joining the GSCS nine years ago, Jim has been bringing his knowledge of IT best practices, along with Agile and Lean Six Sigma frameworks and methodologies to the Division to improve operations and efficiencies.

Through his time with the GSCS, Jim has been active provincially, working with various groups to improve the use and effectiveness of technology in K-12 education, as well as evangelizing the use of Agile and Lean Six Sigma to create efficiencies. He has sat as chair, co-chair or member of various provincial working advisory groups. Along with his role at the school division, Jim is currently the Director of the Information Technology Working Group in the Saskatchewan Association of School Board Officials (SASBO), serves on the board of the Lean Practioners Association of Saskatchewan (LPAS), an active member of the Saskatchewan Education Technology Association (SETA), and is the Lead for the K-12 Education Network within the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He also provides Agile and Lean Six Sigma mentorship to individuals and organizations.

In his free time, Jim loves spending his time playing with his 5 grandchildren and exploring his hobbies of woodworking, music and cooking.

Presentation Learning Objective:

· Overview of creating an enterprise view of work using Agile


Questions regarding the program should be addressed to:

Director of Programs  -  Email: programs@pminorthsask.com 

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Type of activity: Professional Development

Date: 9 December 2020

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00



Members: Free

Non members: Free

Students: Free


Online Event