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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Agile & COTS

Step Away from the Waterfall: Using Agile for COTS Implementations

Have you wondered how to deliver your COTS projects quicker and realize their business value sooner? How do you remove all of the “ceremony” and “waste” of the implementation process, while maintaining the integrity of the delivered COTS package? Commonly, traditional waterfall project methodologies are used to implement comprehensive COTS projects. However, many of these implementations finish late and over budget. Stakeholders are often disappointed at the quality of the delivered product and the reduced or delayed realization of benefits. Jason Fair shows how you can use lean principles and agile techniques to create a high performing COTS team that will deliver increased value and higher quality products to your stakeholders in a shorter period of time. Learn how to get started with your team and build a proof of concept that will immediately deliver results. Discover how to incorporate a comprehensive quality assurance program into your lean-agile COTS project and delight your customers.

Jason Fair, Genesis Consulting

CEO of Genesis Consulting Jason Fair has more than twenty years of experience. Jason leads re-engineering and modernization initiatives for complex business operations, developing and delivering lean and agile ERP solutions to his customers. He challenges the traditional ERP waterfall delivery approach and incorporates lean and agile techniques to stimulate and increase project teams productivity and accelerate benefits realization.

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