Section Meeting: Agile Project Management Best Practices

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Anu Chandrasekhar

Agile project management is a recursive and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for information technology, product/ service development, engineering projects in a highly nimble, end user focused and interactive manner. Agile methods came into existence in response to challenges experienced in more sequential forms of project organization/ management. In the Agile method, small portions of the deliverables are completed within each work sequence/ delivery cycle and the work product is progressively improved within an overall iterative life cycle where deliverables are submitted in stages. Agile is popular in technology projects where the project may be complex and where end users may experience difficulty defining long term requirements
without being able to view and interact with progressive prototypes. The incremental, iterative work sequences referred to above are commonly known as sprints in agile software development.

Presented by: Anu Chandrasekhar is a Senior Director in the Project Management Office in AIG’s Office of the General Counsel – Global Operations. She is responsible for bringing Program and Project Management disciplines to projects such as the implementation of an e-billing system, litigation hold system as well as compliance with laws and regulations.
Anu began her career at JPMorgan where she started as a management trainee and spent nine years developing her project management skills. She has also worked at Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Canada.
She graduated from University College London (UK) with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, after which she completed her Master’s in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University.

Date and Time: November 12, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Spanish Tavern, 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105

Registration: (Dinner will be provided)

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