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Managing an Enterprise View of Work Using Agile


Presentation Title: Managing an Enterprise View of Work Using Agile

Date: April 13, 2021

Speaker: Jim Bennett

Location: ONLINE; Zoom Meeting

Cost: $0 for Members, $10 for non-members


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

12:00pm – 12:55 pm Presentation

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

Presentation Overview:

This session expands on the December 9, 2020 session “Creating an Enterprise View of Work Using Agile", where we introduced Lean/Agile methodologies and discussed their fit in a Gant chart project world. It will start with a fast review of key points from the first session. Then it takes the conversation forward into practice, looking at strategies to leverage Lean Systems Thinking and Agile to improve project execution. The flow of the presentation will take attendees through the core elements of Lean/Agile systems thinking, and then demonstrate approaches to embedding these strategies into typical project work.  Strategies presented apply to all types of work, from knowledge work to manufacturing and construction.

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:

  • Gain an understanding of using two Agile approches (Kanban and Scrum);
  • Discover strategies to using Agile approaches with traditional project managment strategies; and,
  • Leverage Agile tools to aid project teams in better understanding the organization's entire scope of work, and how their team fits into that end-to-end flow.

 Meeting link:  Will be shared in Email 

Questions regarding the program should be addressed to:

Director of Programs  -  Email: programs@pminorthsask.com 

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Type of category: Professional Development

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: 13 April 2021

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00



Members: Free

Non members: $10.00

Students: Free