Linky vd Merwe has 20+ years project and programme management experience in IT, Retail, Tele-communications, Consulting and Financial Services industries. During this time, she fulfilled roles at Microsoft Consulting Services in both private and public sectors; at Woolworths on multi-national projects and is currently at Santam in a Project Management & Agile Lead capacity. As the Founder of Virtual Project Consulting, an online Consulting Business, her vision is to help elevate the project management profession. She does this through blog articles, through knowledge sharing by publishing success stories from experienced project managers, consulting, training and public speaking.
She holds a Bachelors’ Degree, PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) and in 2016 she was a contributing author of the book: ‘Strategic integration of Social Media into the Project Management practice.
A major Project Management trend is the accelerated shift from Waterfall to Agile Project Management as one of the ways to deliver on benefits in dynamic and complex environments. Project Management Practitioners will do well to do research and training in order to understand what this means to their careers.
What does the journey to Agile Projects entail for Project Managers who come from a more traditional background?
What are the stakes, the challenges, the options for Project Managers who are having to make this transition?
The main take aways will be guidance and direction for Project Managers who are still pondering about these questions and how you can take up leading roles in your organisations when they do Agile Transformations.