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Agile’s Next Sprint

Agile methodologies are making the leap from software development to project management in other industries, some of which are client-facing. Forbes Councils members Kison Patel, Christopher Yang, and Eryk Warren discuss how agile is expanding, how to make it more be more client-centric, and what’s getting lost in mass adoption.

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Key Takeaways

  • Agile is a problem-solving mindset, a way of conceptualizing and responding to constantly changing environments which values, spontaneity, creativity, and swift reaction to novel situations over established procedural itemization and static workflow
  • As agile project management expands to client-facing projects, educating clients on agile methodologies may help with the client experience and changing requirements
  • In some ways, the term agile has lost its true meaning as a result of managers attempting to rigidly implement agile methodologies, thereby compromising its inherent flexibility

Tweetable Insights

“Agile is now making its way into a variety of other industries as its core principles are easily adapted and scaled for many different business cases.” – Kison Patel of @dealroominc

“adopting a client-centric agile enterprise framework allows developmental teams to combine a client’s existing project framework, while managing changing requirements and allocating resources tactfully.” – Christopher Yang of @TravelCTM

“It’s become impossible to talk about project management without the word agile being thrown around… the word agile has become subverted to the point where it effectively became meaningless.” — @ErykWarren of @unitoio

Featured Members

Kison Patel is founder and CEO of DealRoom, a project management solution for complex financial transactions. A former M&A advisor with over a decade of experience, he’s seen first-hand the many challenges presented in mergers and acquisitions. In 2012, he brought a team of software developers together to create DealRoom and fix the industry’s deep-seated structural issues

Leadership is about impact, influence, and inspiration. Christopher Yang is no stranger to these things, and with a proven track record of innovation in the technology and project management sphere, he knows firsthand the importance that strategic leadership can play in the success of any organization. As the Vice President of Engineering at Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), he is at the helm of a large group of highly skilled technical team members and is deeply involved with technology both internally and externally to develop, maintain, and enhance CTM’s travel products.

Through his background and 20+ years of experience, Eryk Warren‘s skills cover a rich combination of technical depth, science and creativity applied to SaaS. Most of his career was spent at Silicon Valley startups where he lived first-hand the boom of hi-tech entrepreneurship. With that positive experience in hand, he is excited to participate in the evolution of Montreal’s startup ecosystem. Eryk is currently co-founder and CTO at Unito.io

Agile’s Next Sprint

Agile methodologies are making the leap from software development to project management in other industries, some of which are client-facing. Forbes Councils members Kison Patel, Christopher Yang, and Eryk Warren discuss how agile is expanding, how to make it more be more client-centric, and what’s getting lost in mass adoption.

SUBSCRIBE

Key Takeaways

  • Agile is a problem-solving mindset, a way of conceptualizing and responding to constantly changing environments which values, spontaneity, creativity, and swift reaction to novel situations over established procedural itemization and static workflow
  • As agile project management expands to client-facing projects, educating clients on agile methodologies may help with the client experience and changing requirements
  • In some ways, the term agile has lost its true meaning as a result of managers attempting to rigidly implement agile methodologies, thereby compromising its inherent flexibility

Tweetable Insights

“Agile is now making its way into a variety of other industries as its core principles are easily adapted and scaled for many different business cases.” – Kison Patel of @dealroominc

“adopting a client-centric agile enterprise framework allows developmental teams to combine a client’s existing project framework, while managing changing requirements and allocating resources tactfully.” – Christopher Yang of @TravelCTM

“It’s become impossible to talk about project management without the word agile being thrown around… the word agile has become subverted to the point where it effectively became meaningless.” — @ErykWarren of @unitoio

Featured Members

Kison Patel is founder and CEO of DealRoom, a project management solution for complex financial transactions. A former M&A advisor with over a decade of experience, he’s seen first-hand the many challenges presented in mergers and acquisitions. In 2012, he brought a team of software developers together to create DealRoom and fix the industry’s deep-seated structural issues

Leadership is about impact, influence, and inspiration. Christopher Yang is no stranger to these things, and with a proven track record of innovation in the technology and project management sphere, he knows firsthand the importance that strategic leadership can play in the success of any organization. As the Vice President of Engineering at Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), he is at the helm of a large group of highly skilled technical team members and is deeply involved with technology both internally and externally to develop, maintain, and enhance CTM’s travel products.

Through his background and 20+ years of experience, Eryk Warren‘s skills cover a rich combination of technical depth, science and creativity applied to SaaS. Most of his career was spent at Silicon Valley startups where he lived first-hand the boom of hi-tech entrepreneurship. With that positive experience in hand, he is excited to participate in the evolution of Montreal’s startup ecosystem. Eryk is currently co-founder and CTO at Unito.io

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Our featured guests are members of Forbes Councils. If you are a successful entrepreneur, executive, or business leader, you may qualify.

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