Louise Worsley

Louise Worsley Director, PiCubed

Speaker Bio

Louise Worsley | PiCubed | FuturePMO 2020 Speaker

About Speaker:

Louise Worsley has been a project management consultant, lecturer, and coach for nearly thirty years. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Cape Town on the MSc in project management. Louise is a regular contributor to project management online forums, joint leader of the Success Stories Shared PMSA initiative to encourage learning across the project manager community, a judge on the PMO Global Awards and the Chairperson of the judging committee for the PMO South Africa Awards. She is the author of Stakeholder-led Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects – a new revision of which is to be released in later 2020 which includes Stakeholder Engagement in an Agile world.

Presentation: Stakeholder Engagement in an Agile world

This session looks at the impact of Agile approaches on how stakeholder engagement is conducted. It provides guidance to the PMO on the practices it should promote and the pitfalls it needs to highlight and help projects avoid.

Key take-aways:

  • Promoting proximal governance – bringing governance close to the project
  • Role and agenda-based stakeholders – the importance of engaging with both these groups appropriately
  • Splitting stakeholder responsibilities between the Product owner and Delivery manager – pitfalls to avoid
  • What the PMO should, could and must not do in promoting improved stakeholder practices in projects and programmes.

Read more on this in an article written by Louise – Stakeholders in an Agile World

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