Dave Prior

Dave Prior

Dave Prior, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, CSP, CST has been leading technology projects and teaching individuals and teams how to manage their work for over 20 years. He has managed projects, programs, PMOs and portfolios and has been focused on Agile since 1999. Dave's approach focuses heavily on finding a better way to help those who are making the transition from a traditional approach (waterfall) over to Agile.

In addition to leading programs and projects, Dave also has extensive experience training Information Technology leaders and coaching organizations in managing projects using both an Agile and a traditional approach. His has worked in the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America. 

Dave received his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives and works in Oklahoma.

 

 

Hacking Agile

Monday, October 16 | 1:30-3:00
Milan Ballroom

Implementing Agile at a digital agency can be a pretty tall order. In this interactive session we will examine the issues that can stack the deck against you if you are trying to make Scrum, or any of the other Agile practices, work in a digital agency environment. We will look at some of the ways digital agencies are hacking Agile to make it work, the pieces you simply can’t skip, and how to put them into play. Participants in the session will also complete a Personal Agility Canvas in order to develop an action plan to start amping up their Agile practice and pair up with an accountability partner to help them follow thru on their plan.

In this session, you will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of the impediments to Agile adoption in a Digital Agency
  • A list of must have’s for Agility and guidance on implementation
  • A Personal Agility Canvas and Action Plan 
  • A Personal Accountability Partner

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The PM Career Path

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 3:15-4:30
MILAN BALLROOM

A panel of former and current PMs will share their unique career paths in a panel discussion moderated by Meghan McInerny. Brief lightning presentations will be followed by questions and discussion.

What is it like to jump from client- to agency-side? How do rookie PM skills translate into C-level badassery? What does spending your whole career as a PM look like? When is the right time to go freelance? Come with your own questions and let’s get real!