You decide to implement new software into your business process. You define requirements, design, and development, and then you unit test. You hand it over to Quality Assurance. In several months, you will be ready show the business and they can validate through user acceptance testing. Right? Not necessarily! Do it all up front with the agile methodology. NV Energy made the decision to leave the waterfall mindset behind. Listen to a proven success story of implementing a large design tool on time and on budget with the commitment of business, IT, and development.
- Identify why AutoCAD Utility Design software provided the right tool to complement NV Energy's work management system
- Describe the fundamental methodology behind an agile approach
- List the keys factors that made the agile approach successful for NV Energy's implementation
- Apply the lessons learned in this class to your own implementation
Christer Hargrove is an IT Program Manager for NV Energy, an electric and gas utility located in Nevada. From his home office in Las Vegas, he has implemented a number of work and asset management implementations across the state with software including Maximo, Ventyx, Primavera, Microstrategy, and Autodesk Utility Design. Christer received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and has 23 years of experience in the utility industry. As a licensed professional engineer in the state of Nevada, he has had the opportunity to apply a variety of methods to lead successful teams in both IT and Operations. Christer last spoke at AU2012 by addressing the Infrastructure Symposium.