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Ken Whitaker

Leading Software Maniacs

Ken Whitaker of Leading Software Maniacs™ (LSM) has more than twenty-five years of software development executive leadership and training experience in a variety of technology roles and industries, leading many commercial software development teams. He is an active PMI® member, Project Management Professional certified, and a Certified ScrumMaster. Ken’s presentations come from case studies, personal leadership experience, the PMI Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and his leadership books—Managing Software Maniacs, Principles of Software Development Leadership, and I’m Not God, I’m Just a Project Manager. Last year Ken introduced eLearning classes on and free, project management tutorials on Learn more at

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 8:30am
Full-day Tutorials
Deliver Projects On Time, Every Time

Ken Whitaker shares pragmatic techniques to help project managers and software development leaders put into practice innovative scheduling techniques, make consistent customer-centric decisions, reduce project risk, quickly negotiate with product owners the most important project scope, and transition teams to become more agile. Ken shares revealing statistical data on how waterfall is simply not suited for modern-day adaptive software development projects. With fellow participants, you’ll spend time performing a “Scrum walkabout” to get the idea of just how an agile project really works.