On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Berytech partnered with Upward Consulting, a company that provides training, coaching, and consulting services through innovative approaches leading to operational excellence.
Under this partnership, the first workshop Agile Lean Workshop Series: An Introduction To Agile led by Mr. Pierre Hervouet was given at Berytech Digital Park-BDD1294 .
Pierre is a consultant with an extensive experience of over 25 years in management and IT. In 2009 he became an “Agilitator”, promoting management approaches based on collaboration, communication and staff empowerment. He is the founder of the NGO Agile Lebanon, board member of the PMI Lebanese Chapter & Managing Partner of Upward Consulting.
He is a regular speaker in project management conferences (Lean Kanban, Agile France, XP days Benelux, Scrum Day Paris, Agile Tour). Besides his Masters in management from Paris Sorbonne, he is certified in Agile Methodologies: Agile Certified Professional from PMI (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional from Scrum Alliance (CSP), as well as, Innovation Games® Architect.
During the workshop Pierre gave some interesting tips concerning the Agile mindset. As a matter of fact, he went over the Agile manifesto, the importance of Flexibility and how to increase Productivity. Moreover, he pointed out that each sector should be dealt with differently. However, we should always deliver on time on budget and most importantly with quality.
On a separate note, he stated that Agile process promotes sustainable development and the key for that is human interaction. This is why, we should make sure to build around motivated projects and certify that business people work along with developers for successful achievements. Not to forget, we should be responsive to change and have an effective communication.
At the end, he went over the holistic approach and stressed on the importance of frequent contact with customer to get market feedback. He also mentioned that team empowerment eventually leads to team to achievement.