Agile 101

Project Management, Digital Publishing and Agile Software Development

About the Author

TaraTara Lee Hamilton-Whitaker is the Head of Programme Management for the Digital Division of a leading Consumer Magazine Publisher. She has over 10 years of experience in the areas of website development, project and programme management.

Tara is a Certified Scrum Master, an MSP Practitioner and holds a BsC Hons in Management & Systems from a Top London Business School – CASS Business School.  Her degree focused primarily on the definition, diagnosis, analysis and optimisation of commercial business operations/strategy.

Tara’s primary areas of expertise include:

  • Consumer website development
  • Content Management Systems
  • Social Media / Community Platforms
  • Project/Programme Management – Agile, Prince II, MSP
  • Business Analysis (Logistics, Financial Planning, Process Re-engineering)
  • Change Management

More information is available on http://www.linkedin.com/in/taraleewhitaker

Note from the author: It’s 2009 and I have been wanting to start a blog since early 2007… but I couldn’t decide on  what to talk about! I didn’t want an autobiographical blog (e.g. I went to the shop today)… and I wanted it to be useful…  I toyed with ideas of setting up a cooking blog, a dog-training blog, a property development blog and was even asked to write a blog for a leading celebrity website… but two years and no blog later… I’m cycling down The Cut on my way home from work and it finally hits me… (not a vehicle, an idea)… ;o)

In hindsight, it seems absurd that I’ve spent so long trying to figure out what to write about when the majority of my life is already dedicated to progressing, debating, practicing, teaching and implementing my greatest passion…

In true confession-of-an-addict-style – My name is Tara Lee Hamilton-Whitaker and I’m hooked on Agile Project Management.

So, here goes!

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