Session ID: 
147

A Hybrid Approach to the Use of Agile in Health IT

3:00pm - 4:00pm Wednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Sands Show Room

Description

Agile in IT has been around for over a decade and it is hard to find an organization that hasn’t attempted to implement it in some fashion or another. While most standard agile frameworks seem to omit the project manager role and the structure provided by traditional waterfall project management processes, University of Utah Health Information Technology Services has embedded successful agile processes within our existing traditional waterfall framework. Using elements of the agile framework called Scrum, we have expanded our portfolio and project management capabilities in our clinical and infrastructure IT delivery through the use of traditional, agile and hybrid project management. Highly matrixed health organizations do not necessarily need an ‘either/or’ project methodology to deliver value to clinicians, providers and key stakeholders. Agile project management and waterfall can coexist and project managers have a valuable place in both!

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the key components of agile and the Scrum framework
  • Discuss ways in which agile can be embedded into traditional Health IT delivery and benefits realized in doing so
  • Describe the role and functions of the Project Management Office and project managers in traditional, agile and hybrid Health IT delivery

Speaker(s): 

Senior Project Manager, Program Management Office,
University of Utah Health
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience: 

IT Professional
Project Manager
Senior IT Executive

Level: 

Introductory

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