Tech talk to focus on project value, agile management

The nonprofit Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington will host a presentation by David Wylie, director of agile development and consulting for SolutionsIQ, titled “Value: The missing ingredient in technology projects,” from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St.

The event will cover why value is not often used in project initiation or management, how to estimate value, and use value to start and stop projects to increase overall portfolio return, according to an announcement.

Wylie has a long history is agile project management, an incremental planning approach that breaks projects into smaller sections that can be reviewed and critiqued separately. It is designed to allow companies to quickly respond to problems or issues that might arise as a project moves forward, with timeliness and resource management being keys.

Wylie has worked as a software developer, tester, analyst, project manager and management consultant during his 30-year career. He has also been a principal at two technology project-management consulting firms prior to joining Solutions IQ. He holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry, as well as a MBA.

The event will include coffee, a buffet breakfast, peer networking and a facilitated discussion led by a local CEO. The cost is $25 for TAG members; $35 for non-members.

Registration information is available online.

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