Nicole Helfrich and Elisabeth Beller Speak at K12 Project Management Forum

HERNDON, VA - Celerity's Director of Project & Program Management and Director of Web & Mobile recently spoke at a Project Management Forum for K12, America’s leading provider of online education for grades K-12.

The forum, which serviced K12 locations across Herndon, Portland, and Oklahoma City, was geared towards helping Project Managers and Scrum Masters sharpen their skills around project management strategies and methods.

Helfrich and Beller's presentation was called, "The Four L's: A Different Take on Lessons Learned," and highlighted a method for reflecting upon completed projects using the following questions:

  • What did you really like about the project?
  • What did you learn from the project?
  • What did you lack? (these are things done that could have been better)
  • What did you long for? (aspirations and aims for future similar projects)

The audience learned methods for preparing and performing this exercise to gain valuable retrospect into projects, and brainstormed ways to define clear pathways to future action items. The interactive format gave participants the chance to share experiences and ask questions throughout the discussion. K12 also briefly shared a format and tool that one of their Scrum Masters recently used for capturing lessons learned.

The organization is familiar with Celerity through a consulting partnership that resulted in a new Project Management Office for K12 last year. The new PMO helps K12 keep up with a growing number of complex software development efforts by providing centralized oversight and governance around project intake, risk and issue management, change management, and reporting.

Check out Project Management work we've done for K12 here, and related blog posts here.

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