Business Value of Agile Methods

Business Value of Agile Methods

Using ROI and Real Options


David Rico

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Avaya Government Solutions
12730 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, , 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking 12:00 pm: Presentation 12:45 pm: Q&A 1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on the “Business Value of Agile Methods: Using ROI and Real Options,” which are highly-disciplined contemporary new product development approaches for rapidly building high-quality information technology-intensive systems. After a brief introduction to agile methods, an overview of popular agile methods will be presented including a brief survey of the benefits of agile methods as reported by major industry studies (including rarely seen, late breaking economic data and results from top consulting firms.) This will include a survey of costs and benefits, a suite of metrics for quantifying business value, a discussion of parametric models, a methodology for estimating ROI, and a comparison of 11 major Agile and Traditional Methods. This briefing has been warmly received the Project Management Institute (PMI), the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN), Agile Project Leadership Network (APLIN), University of Virginia CIO Conference, Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP), Boeing Cyber & Information Solutions, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), and major U.S. Government Agencies. This briefing has also been published in a major international journal and a new book entitled “Business Value of Agile Software Methods: Maximizing ROI with Just-in-Time Processes and Documentation.” For more information on this new book please visit

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PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

David Rico

Dr. David F. Rico has been a technical leader in support of NASA, DARPA, DISA, SPAWAR, USAF, AFMC, NAVAIR, CECOM, and MICOM for over 25 years. He has led, managed, or participated in over 20 organization change initiatives using Agile Methods, Lead Six Sigma, ISO 9001, CMMI, SW-CMM, Enterprise Architecture, Baldridge, and DoD 5000. Dr. Rico specializes in information technology (IT) investment analysis, IT Project Management, and IT enabled change. He has been an international keynote speaker, presented at leading industry conferences, published numerous articles, and written or contributed to six textbooks. Dr. Rico is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Dr. Rico also teaches doctoral and master’s courses at three Washington DC area universities and has been in the field of information systems since 1983.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

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