A Hybrid Approach to the Use of Agile in Health IT
3:00pm - 4:00pmWednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Sands Show Room
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!