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Monday
May 4, 2009
Agile Project Management Workshop with Chris Sims
McMenamins Kennedy School

This is a full day, experiential introduction that focuses primarily on the project management elements of Agile. It's ideal for anyone who is going to be or wants to be invovled in an agile project: developers, product people, managers, and of course, project managers.

Course Description:

On a software project, uncertainty is certain. The customer will change their mind, a 'must have' feature will be discovered, deadlines will move, or an unexpected competitive threat will need to be countered. The agile approach to project management allows the team to easily adjust to these changing conditions in order to produce the most valuable software possible.

This experiential workshop teaches the fundamentals of agile project management, and is recommended for everyone who will be involved in an agile project. We will explore the key roles, responsibilities, interactions, and processes that make a successful agile project happen.

Participants will learn:

  • Estimation
  • Release planning
  • Prioritization
  • The rhythm of iterative development and delivery
  • The flow of deliverables
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Communication on an agile team
  • Empirical process control
  • Agile metrics
  • Simple tools for managing agile projects

The workshop focuses on practical 'how to' skill development, while providing enough theory so that participants will understand why the techniques work. Interactive exercises allow participants to learn by doing. Class notes, suggestions for further reading, and free follow-on consulting are all included to ensure that the workshop's lessons can be effectively applied back in the 'real world'.

BTW: We want $550 for the privilege of hearing us speak.

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Tuesday
Mar 12, 2013
PMP Exam Preparation
through Advisicon

28 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

Your career depends on your ability to demonstrate Industry Best Practices in project management. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the industry standard for project managers to validate and certify that you understand and can manage projects to Industry Best Practices.

This course prepares you to take and pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI), by offering an in-depth examination of the required study areas. The experienced Advisicon instructors know the exam inside and out, and share their valuable tips and tricks for mastering the PMBOK concepts and passing the exam.

Included Materials

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), 4th Edition is the global standard for project management and is provided to course participants. It outlines the PMI framework of 9 Knowledge areas, 5 Process Groups, and the 44 Processes contained in the PMP exam.

Also provded to course participants is Andy Crowe's The PMP Exam How to Pass on Your First Try, an invaluable reference for those seeking to craft the simplest set of complete and effective requirements.

In addition to the printed manual each participant will receive a searchable CD of tools and templates to aid them in capturing, prioritizing and tracking requirements.

Who should to take this course?

Anyone preparing to take and PASS the the Project Management Institute's PMP exam. Please see the PMI website to review eligibility requirements.

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a PMI Registered Education Provider and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are PMI certified PMPs.

Course Outline

  • The 5 major project management processes, including inputs, outputs, tools, techniques, and terminology
  • How each process relates to the 9 project management knowledge areas
  • The project management framework and how processes flow within it
  • The professional responsibility subject matter PMI has added to the exam
  • The PMI formulas related to cost, time, quality, and risk, and the ability to apply them in real scenarios
  • How to produce network diagrams, calculate critical path, float, and lag, and the terms, tools, and techniques that apply to them
  • Test taking strategies to help you understand and decode PMI's test questions and avoid common traps and pitfalls
  • A working knowledge of PMI's vocabulary and terms.

Registration

Register at http://pmp-exam-prep.eventbrite.com/

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Monday
Apr 29, 2013
PMP Exam Preparation
through Advisicon

28 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

Your career depends on your ability to demonstrate Industry Best Practices in project management. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the industry standard for project managers to validate and certify that you understand and can manage projects to Industry Best Practices.

This course prepares you to take and pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI), by offering an in-depth examination of the required study areas. The experienced Advisicon instructors know the exam inside and out, and share their valuable tips and tricks for mastering the PMBOK concepts and passing the exam.

Included Materials

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), 4th Edition is the global standard for project management and is provided to course participants. It outlines the PMI framework of 9 Knowledge areas, 5 Process Groups, and the 44 Processes contained in the PMP exam.

Also provded to course participants is Andy Crowe's The PMP Exam How to Pass on Your First Try, an invaluable reference for those seeking to craft the simplest set of complete and effective requirements.

In addition to the printed manual each participant will receive a searchable CD of tools and templates to aid them in capturing, prioritizing and tracking requirements.

Who should to take this course?

Anyone preparing to take and PASS the the Project Management Institute's PMP exam. Please see the PMI website to review eligibility requirements.

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Course Outline

  • The 5 major project management processes, including inputs, outputs, tools, techniques, and terminology
  • How each process relates to the 9 project management knowledge areas
  • The project management framework and how processes flow within it
  • The professional responsibility subject matter PMI has added to the exam
  • The PMI formulas related to cost, time, quality, and risk, and the ability to apply them in real scenarios
  • How to produce network diagrams, calculate critical path, float, and lag, and the terms, tools, and techniques that apply to them
  • Test taking strategies to help you understand and decode PMI's test questions and avoid common traps and pitfalls
  • A working knowledge of PMI's vocabulary and terms.

Registration

Register at http://pmp-exam-prep.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
Project Management for Non-Project Managers
through Online

3 PDUs available for this course

This course is scheduled for two days: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:30PM - 4:00PM PDT Friday, May 24, 2013 2:30PM - 4:00PM PDT

Course Description

Learn the language and processes of project management and how to use them to effectively communicate with your team to complete projects on time, in budget and with less stress!

Project management is an essential skill utilized within many levels of organizations today. More and more individuals are being tasked to assist with project management. However transitioning into the role of project manager without acquiring the necessary skills and training can be overwhelming!

This course focuses on providing students with the essential knowledge needed to plan and manage projects effectively, and provides a thorough understanding of project management terminology and fundamental concepts. Students will learn industry Best Practices for incorporating proven-effective, project management processes into their organization.

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

Benefits

After attending this webinar, participants will:

* Increase their knowledge of basic project management concepts and terminology
* Understand global project management standards and frameworks
* Be able to differentiate recognized project management education and certification
* Become familiar with recommended project management processes and methodologies
* Review project management case studies and best practices
* Envision the Advisicon solutions that build a project management culture

Key Project Management for Non-Project Managers Concepts:

* The purpose of project management
* The role of the project manager
* Desired competencies in project managers
* Paths to project management certificates and certification
* Project management life cycles
* The Project Management Institute and the PMBOK® Guide
* PRINCE2
* Implementing project management software
* Building project management supporting infrastructures
* Program management 
* Portfolio management
* Agile project management

Registration

https://attendee.gototraining.com/78mx2/register/2200148405721684736

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Friday
Aug 23, 2013
THE POWER OF PROFESSIONALISM/12th Annual Managing Projects Programs and Portfolios Conference
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Friday, August 23, 2013

This premier educational event takes place every August.

Come join us to . . .

  • Learn the latest tools, tips, techniques and trends in project, program and portfolio management that will help you take your career to the next level and improve your organizational success.

  • Network and share ideas and experiences with executives, project, program and portfolio managers, sponsors, and other practitioners from a wide variety of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions.

  • Earn professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining your PMI credential.

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Wednesday
Jan 8, 2014
Portland PMI Agile Roundtable

Portland PMI Monthly Agile Roundtable : First meeting Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 12p-1p, 400 SW 6th Ave, 1st fl conf rm. RSVPs ([email protected]) appreciated but not required. Bring a lunch; snacks will be provided.

This roundtable is a friendly and supportive forum where agilists and agile-interested contributors —Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Team Members, Project Managers, Coaches, and Agile Managers—come together to talk about agile practice. Given the sponsoring organization, the topics may trend in the direction of leadership, project execution, and product delivery and deployment. However, all agile-related topics are welcome and dialogue is encouraged. We anticipate that some months will be a multi-topic, interactive discussion while others will have agile topics of interested presented by a speaker. Attendees will form the community and shape the conversation, topics and direction.

The January 8th meeting will have two parts: a brief presentation on why the roundtable is being started, including data from PMI and Cutter, followed by brainstorming and agile topic identification for the coming months. Be there to form the agile community and shape the conversation for 2014!

You may sign up for this roundtable at http://www.pmi-portland.org/roundtables, but signup is not required.

We start promptly at 12p and end promptly at 1p. Late comers welcome, but you miss some of the good stuff.

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Wednesday
Feb 12, 2014
Portland PMI Agile Roundtable
400 SW 6th Ave, Portland (1st Floor Conference room)

This month we will be doing a roundtable focused on "Agile estimation." We start on time at 12p, take the first 5 to 10 minutes to generate a list of subtopics and vote to select two to three to discuss. Then, we discuss the selected subtopics as a group before closing at 12:50p to select next month's topic and adjourn at 1p.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Feel free to continue the conversation afterward. Bring your stories, problems, Agile buddies, and Agile-curious colleagues.

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Wednesday
Mar 12, 2014
PMI Portland Agile Round Table: Distributed Agile Teams
Thetus Corporation

Our topic this month is "Distributed Agile Teams." One of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto is "The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation." And, we know that distributed teams, whether around the world or across a large corporate campus, are a fact of organizational life.

What have you seen or experimented with that has worked well? What's your thorniest remote worker problem? Have you been able to move to co-located teams? What persuaded the organization to do that? Has it helped?

This month we're moving to a larger space where we can move around, work in small groups, and get those sticky notes up on the wall!

The PMI Portland Agile Round Table is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the noon hour.

The round table provides project managers, scrum masters and others engaged in agile projects an opportunity to discuss topics of interest, issues they're facing and to join in an evolving community to promote effective use of agile methods.

Bring your lunch, ideas and challenges to the table.

(Note: PMP's & PMI-ACPs can claim 1 PDU for attendance)

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
PMI Portland Agile Roundtable: Long Term Release Planning
Thetus Corporation

You know how to plan a sprint and now they say you have to plan a release? You've got agile release planning down like clockwork and you want to share how you figured it out? You think release planning is bunk and want to explain why? Have we got a venue for you!

In April, the PMI Portland Agile Roundtable comes together for a fast dive into agile release planning. Please plan to start and end on time: we do. Networking after the event as you walk back to the office in the lovely sprint weather.

The PMI Portland Agile Round Table is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the noon hour.

The round table provides project managers, scrum masters and others engaged in agile projects an opportunity to discuss topics of interest, issues they're facing and to join in an evolving community to promote effective use of agile methods.

Bring your lunch, ideas and challenges to the table.

(Note: PMP's & PMI-ACPs can claim 1 PDU for attendance)

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Wednesday
May 14, 2014
Portland PMI Agile Roundtable: Serving Two PM Masters w/ Hybrid Agile
Thetus Corporation

This month the PMI Agile Roundtable welcomes a local PMP to talk about Serving Two Project Management Masters with a Hybrid Approach. Read the article (http://pmi.memberclicks.net/serving-2-pm-masters--chiang-). Then come to the roundtable and get the back story on the article he published in the newsletter this month, and we’ll take this opportunity to talk about hybrid agile adoptions, their efficacy, challenges, benefits, and dangers.

Allen Chiang, PMP is a career IT project manager with deep experiences in companies like Intel, IBM, and Nike. Allen has over 15 years of experience managing both hardware and software projects, as well as small business ownership. He is also an avid electronics hobbyist and collector.

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Wednesday
Jun 11, 2014
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: Applying Agile Management Concepts to a Complex, Multi-Year, High Stakes Scientific Research Project
Thetus Corporation

This month one of our regular attendees will reprise her talk at XP2014 for us.

Applying Agile Management Concepts to a Complex, Multi-Year, High Stakes Scientific Research Project presented by Alicia Lanier

The South Florida Water, Sustainability, and Climate Project is a $5M research project funded by the National Science Foundation. This research project is in its second year of a five-year duration, with a geographically distributed team representing ten universities across the U.S. This research team is developing a hydro-economic optimization model and relevant inputs that will be used to evaluate management scenarios for south Florida water and environmental resources. A unique human systems dimension is also included as input to the model. Risks from potential climate change impacts, such as sea level rise, are major drivers for pursuing this work.

Alicia introduced Agile management and Adaptive Action concepts have been introduced over the last nine months, including iterative development, retrospectives, Scrum, kanban , and agile chartering. This combination of ‘light-weight management’ concepts has enabled researchers to continue to pursue their scientific inquiry independently, while ensuring collaboration across the sciences. Ensuring individual creativity with simultaneous collaboration and integration additionally maximizes stewardship of federal funds. The effectiveness on integration and productivity will be continuously analyzed through tools such as in-depth interviews, retrospectives, and online surveys of project participants and stakeholders.

Alicia's inner fire is stoked by helping teams achieve big dreams using agile project management, adaptive action, and unique facilitation methods. Alicia is intrigued by the possibility of a world of (non-software) teams who understand the power of being agile, and have tools to help get them there. Her clients include municipalities and state organizations, distributed university teams, and businesses. When she started her own company 11 years ago, she gave herself the gift to study anything that piqued her curiosity. That gift led to her exposure to agile principles, human systems dynamics, servant and facilitative leadership concepts, importance of retrospectives, unique facilitation methods, Lean, and more. She currently manages the LinkedIn site ‘Agile Project Management (non-software)’. Prior to starting her own company, she worked for over 13 years at CH2M HILL, and 6 years at North Carolina State University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in California, Oregon and North Carolina, as well as a Human Systems Dynamics Professional.

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Wednesday
Oct 8, 2014
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: Divining the Agile PM Role
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI ACP tests a knowledge of a set of agile principles, practices, and frameworks, but it does not indicate how the role should be structured. Because there is so much variation in Agile adoptions, and therefore, “how” to be an Agile PM, much is left to individual practitioners and the organizations they practice in. So, what are some options for PM’s who want to support agility through their PM practice?

On October 8, Jean Richardson will set context for and facilitate a discussion on Agile PM role design options based on her experience and an Agile Coach and an Agile PM. Fresh from an engagement where she worked this issue regularly, Jean brings years of coaching experience, award winning project management experience, and fresh experience to bear on the problem before so many PM’s today.

Note our new downtown location: Unitus Community Credit Union Unitus Plaza 1300 SW Sixth Ave – 4th Floor Community Room

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Wednesday
Nov 12, 2014
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: Focus on Leading Offshore Teams
Unitus Community Credit Union

This month we'll be doing a collaboratively facilitated roundtable with a focus on leading offshore teams on agile projects.

Bring your problems, questions, and success stories to share!

See you at Unitus at noon tomorrow!

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: Focus on The Role of Managers
Unitus Community Credit Union

Our topic this month is “The Role of Functional Managers with Agile Teams.” We’ll be doing a traditional roundtable and sharing our experiences as managers and working with managers associated with agile teams.

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: Agile PM Vision 2015
Unitus Community Credit Union

This month's roundtable focuses on what we want to see happen for Agile PM as a profession and as a practice in Portland for 2015.

We the doers are the influencers. How we are and the methods we use on the projects we lead shape not only our own futures and the future of the projects but also grow the profession. We lead projects. We share experiences and learning. And, from this, we build our competency and extend our reach as agilists in the PM community.

Come share with your peers what draws you to agile and what you would like to see happen in the Agile PM community and in Agile PM practice in Portland in 2015.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Unitus generously provides a lunch-friendly meeting space.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: Pervasive Leadership
Unitus Community Credit Union

As many of us know, servant leadership is the preferred model in most Agile-aspiring organizations and communities. So, why what is pervasive leadership and why do we need it?

On January 1, InfoQ, an international go-to source for agilists and technologists alike, published "We Need No Less than Pervasive Leadership" (http://www.infoq.com/articles/need-pervasive-leadership). This leadership model, propounded by Jean Richardson, builds on research done for her master's thesis and her experience in and observations of Agile Teams and Agile-aspiring organizations.

Reading the article is not a requirement for attendance. Jean will open with a brief outline of why she was motivated to form this model and what it's basic approach is. This presentation, as with most of Jean's public engagements, will be dialogic in nature. So, your curiosity and questions are key to the quality of the experience for all of us.

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: Agile is Everywhere -- Lightning Talks
Unitus Community Credit Union

Are you ready for a new fast-paced format idea? We are bringing in 4 speakers with fantastic stories around the use of Agile in non-traditional projects. Each speaker will offer a fast-paced 5 minute presentation, with another 5 minutes allocated for questions.

Please join us for a rousing round of lightning talks on the following topics:

  • Agile stories from the underground (sewers, that is) - Mark Liebe
  • Process Design using the 'Agile Periodic Table' Approach – Megan Miller
  • Family Activity Planning Wall - Sarah Francaviglia
  • The Agile Attorney – John Grant III

As usual, we’ll begin at 12p and end at 1p. See you at the Unitus Credit Union Community Room this Wednesday. Feel free to bring your lunch. Unitus kindly provides a lunch-friendly meeting room.

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Wednesday
May 13, 2015
PDX PMI Agile Roundtable: The PM's Role and Applying Agile as a PM
Unitus Community Credit Union

Are you a Project Manager who wants to use Agile methods on the projects you lead? Or, are you a Project Manager who is faced with working with Agile teams, and you are wondering how best to do that?

The PMI Agile Roundtable is all about helping you gather information, tools, and techniques on these topics this month.

As usual, we’ll begin at 12p and end at 1p. See you at the Unitus Credit Union Community Room this Wednesday. Feel free to bring your lunch. Unitus kindly provides a lunch-friendly meeting room.

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
October PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

For October, we will debrief on the PMI Org Agility Conference and the Agile Alliance conference by those who attended. If time permits, we'll select topics from our backlog (or ones added by attendees) to discuss as a group.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2015
December PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month as a group we'll select topics (either from our backlog or ones proposed be attendees), vote on the most interesting and time box discussions on each.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

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Wednesday
Jan 13, 2016
January PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month, Agile coach Phyllis Thompson will be discussing how to use Open Space for company meetings and facilitating organizational change.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

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Wednesday
Feb 10, 2016
February PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
March PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
April PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
May 11, 2016
May PMI Agile Roundtable (Location Change this month only)
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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May PMI Agile Roundtable (Location Change this month only)
Unitus Community Credit Union - 1st Floor

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time box discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Tuesday
Jun 7, 2016
Project Management June Happy Hour
WeWork Custom House

Project Management Community invites you meet and mingle with other People, Program and Project Managers at an informal happy hour at WeWork on June 7th from 5 - 7 pm.

Light appetizers and beverages will be served and tours of the WeWork space will be available.

The mission of the Project Management Community is to help professionals in the technology field gain practical experience and information on technology and methodologies by providing educational events and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2016
June PMI Agile Roundtable - "Ask me anything Agile" with Diana Larsen
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable meets the second Wednesday of every month from Noon to 1:00 pm. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing Agile projects. We welcome roles beyond project managers and value a variety of perspectives and levels of experience with Agile.

This month we'll have a Lean Coffee talk with Diana Larsen, co-author of "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great" http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Retrospectives-Making-Teams-Great/dp/0977616649/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464982080&sr=8-1&keywords=retrospectives+making+good+teams+great.

The theme will be "Ask me anything Agile". Bring your favorite Agile-related topics / problems. We'll select up to three for for Diana to discuss.

PMI Certifications holders can claim 1 PDU.

Thank you again to Unitus for hosting this round table

NOTE: Diana will also be hosting a workshop "Getting Great Results from Retrospectives", July 7 & 8. http://www.pmi-portland.org/activities/workshops/662-great-results-retrospectives

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Wednesday
Jul 13, 2016
July PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
September PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
October PMI Agile Roundtable: Working with Complex Systems
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

Working with Complex Systems (with an Introduction to the Cynefin Framework)

Have you ever been part of a project that no matter how well planned it is, it seems much harder than it should be and you don't see the results you originally hoped for? It's possible that the approach taken may have been incorrect for the situation and a new paradigm of decision making may be necessary. This talk will give you a useful framework to understand different contexts that we work in and more appropriate decision making techniques for the different situations we find in our business. The session will also cover how this understanding can be applied in project management and leadership. Be prepared for an eye opening discussion that may very will change how you approach your work from now on!

Rhea Stadick applies leading edge techniques to accelerate business results across complex, global organizations. She's driven by the need to do the right things right and ensure healthy workplaces that support diversity of thought and encourage continuous improvement and learning. Over the last 10 years she's led grassroots efforts and initiatives to establish improved ways of working that focus on fast value delivery and sustainable development. As one of the early adopters of Agile at Intel Corporation, Rhea helped to foster other change agents in this space and cleared a path to enable Agile to be an accepted and embraced way of working across 100,000+ people and over 60 countries. As a systems engineer, she has developed an expertise in Complex Adaptive Systems and applying practical methods to work in dynamic contexts. Rhea is a TEDx speaker and keynoter on topics including new approaches for modern business and thriving in changing environments.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
November PMI Agile Roundtable - Conflict, Collaboration and Consciousness with Jean Richardson
Unitus Community Credit Union

Agile teams are all about high bandwidth cross-functional communication. But, we can get really jumpy about conflict. Creative conflict is where the good stuff is in product development and innovation.

In her travels Jean has had the opportunity to observe a large number of teams work together—and attempt to work together. It’s clear that conversations change, the way the team moves together changes, and quality of work changes as the teams consciousness is raised. Many agile practices serve to support the goal of consciousness raising. Through observation, research, and experimentation, Jean has developed a working definition of team consciousness which will be a useful tool for you as you lead agile projects.

Come learn about how effective conflict engagement deepens consciousness and what we mean when we talk about consciousness and software development. Jean’s style is dialogic, so expect to interact!

About Jean Richardson Jean Richardson is principal consultant and founder of Azure Gate Consulting. Through more than 25 years of experience in software development she consulted in project management, writing, training, public speaking, and business analysis, and the last five years as an Agile coach helping leaders transform organizations.

As a businessperson, she has learned that basic human issues are at the root of most business problems and most customer/vendor, employer/employee, or client/consultant disputes. Jean believes that if we ignore this fact we dehumanize ourselves and imperil our society.

As a consultant, her client list boasts a wide range of businesses including ADP, Cambia Health Systems, Chrome Systems, Dealertrack, Intel, Daimler/Chrysler, Kaiser Permanente, Mentor Graphics, Oregon State Department of Human Services, Portland General Electric, The Regence Group, US Bank, and UTi. Jean’s background includes thirteen years’ experience as a court-based mediator, and she brings a strong orientation to her practice as healing work.

She has taught at Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland State University, and at Marylhurst University where she taught MBA students. She teaches “Collaboration for Cross Functional Teams,” “Facilitative Leadership,” and “Effective Conflict Engagement” for private clients. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and professional development events.

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Wednesday
Dec 14, 2016
CANCELED : December PMI Agile Round Table
Unitus Community Credit Union

Due to the possibility of inclement weather we're canceling this event - we apologize for any inconvenience

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to Unitus Community Credit Union for their continued support.

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2017
CANCELED : January PMI Agile Round Table - NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH
OHSU

Due to the current weather conditions, we're canceling this event - we apologize for any inconvenience. Please be safe.

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2017
February PMI Agile Round Table - NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH
OHSU

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Take the elevator to the 7th floor and follow the signs

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Wednesday
Mar 8, 2017
March PMI Agile Round Table - NEW LOCATION
OHSU

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Take the elevator to the 7th floor and follow the signs (Room 714).

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
April PMI Agile Round Table
OHSU

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

Take the elevator to the 7th floor and follow the signs (Room 714).

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

Thanks to OHSU for their support.

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Wednesday
May 10, 2017
May PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill)
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month Jean Richardson lead a discussion on PMI's "Pulse of the Profession 2017" for Agile (please download and read the report prior to the round table).

The report can be downloaded here: https://www.pmi.org/learning/thought-leadership/pulse/pulse-of-the-profession-2017

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Jun 14, 2017
June PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill) Noon to 1:00 pm
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Jul 12, 2017
July PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill) Noon to 1:00 pm
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
August PMI Agile Round Table (Paddy's Bar and Grill)
Paddy's Bar & Grill

The PMI Agile Round Table provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month Daniel Ackermann will cover the topic: “Scrum, Kanban, ScrumBan for software development?” - presenting the different methods and explore some benefits and drawbacks of each, and under which situations each method can be used. Daniel will speak for about 30 minutes followed by a group discussion on the ideas presented.

We will meet at: Paddy's Bar & Grill - Irish Pub 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204 (No host lunch if you wish to order from Paddy's menu)

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.


About Daniel : Daniel is a Project Management and Agile consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the software development and technology industry. He has a master’s degree in Project and Program management from Boston University and obtained his PMP certification in October 2001. He is a Certified Scrum Master and hold the PMI-ACP certification. His main area of interest is the translation of skills from traditional project management to the Agile world and how the two worlds can co-exist in an enterprise

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Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017
October PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at:

The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Class Rooms 1 & 2

Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Nov 8, 2017
November PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we're honored to have Jean Richardson present: Servant Leadership: A Grounding Discussion

Summary: For agilists, servant leadership has long been the go-to leadership model. Most agilists aren’t grounded in what servant leadership really is.

This discussion will introduce you to the founder, his initial conceptual overview of servant leadership, modern thought leaders, and common critiques of the model. You will leave with an easy way to determine whether you really are a successful servant leader.


Jean Richardson led the webinar “Intro to Servant Leadership for the Flummoxed” last month. She will set the context for a discussion on this leadership model and encourage discussion among the attendees. Jean is the author of The Preservation of the Agile Heart, an advanced discussion of agile advocacy and where agile advocates need to go from here. Learn more at agileheartinfo.com.

We will meet at:

The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Broadway CR (Basement - signs will show the way)

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Dec 13, 2017
December PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we'll continue on the topic of Servant Leadership: A Grounding Discussion with Jean Richardson (and possibly discuss other leadership models). Summary: For agilists, servant leadership has long been the go-to leadership model. Most agilists aren’t grounded in what servant leadership really is.

As requested by the attendees, this discussion will continue last month's topic - introduce you to the founder, his initial conceptual overview of servant leadership, modern thought leaders, and common critiques of the model. You will leave with an easy way to determine whether you really are a successful servant leader.


Jean Richardson led the webinar “Intro to Servant Leadership for the Flummoxed” last month. She will set the context for a discussion on this leadership model and encourage discussion among the attendees. Jean is the author of The Preservation of the Agile Heart, an advanced discussion of agile advocacy and where agile advocates need to go from here. Learn more at agileheartinfo.com.

We will meet at:

The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Tree Room (located on the Concourse Level down the escalator) (NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN LAST MONTH)

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Jan 10
January PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile. This month the group will discuss The Agile Practice Guide:

"Created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, the Agile Practice Guide* provides tools, situational guidelines and an understanding of the various agile approaches available to enable better results. It is especially useful for those project managers accustomed to a more traditional environment to adapt to a more agile approach."

PMI members can download a pdf version of the practice guide at: https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards/practice-guides/agile

Thanks to The Standard for their continued support

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Feb 14
February PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile practices.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at:

The Standard

900 SW Fifth Ave,

Portland, OR 97204

Class Rooms 1 & 2

Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Mar 14
March PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile practices.

This month the group will select agile-related topics / issues and have time boxed discussions. All attendees are encouraged to bring their burning agile-related topics, issues and questions for discussion/debate/brainstorming.

We will meet at:

The Standard

900 SW Fifth Ave,

Portland, OR 97204

Class Rooms 1 & 2

Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
Apr 11
April PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we're honored to have Daniel Lynn present: Technical Consulting

Summary: What Is Technical Coaching?

All the best athletes teams have coaches. Musicians and singer? They have coaches too. If you’re a top-level executive at a Fortune 500 company, chances are you have a coach too. So what about the people building your products? Should they have coaches?

Coaching has really taken off over the past decade, but somehow our teams - the people who make the products that our companies live or die by - they’ve been left behind. In this talk we’ll discuss the what a technical coach does (and doesn’t do) and how to tell if your team could benefit from one.

About Daniel:

Daniel has been developing software for nearly two decades and has been working in agile teams for the last 10 years. More recently, he has worked with agile42 coaching teams on the adoption of agile practices both in code and across the organization, but his passion is still in writing great software and helping others do the same.

We will meet at:

The Standard

900 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Class Rooms 1 & 2 Meeting Rooms are on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe

Thanks to The Standard for providing space for this event

Note: PMI Certification holders can claim 1 PMI PDU for attending this event.

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Wednesday
May 9
May PMI Agile Round Table
The Standard

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate / debate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

This Month we're honored to have Adam Light facilitating: Change is Hard! Lessons Learned from Enterprise Agile Transformation

Fast moving SAAS businesses use agile methods natively. The recently-published PMI Agile Practice Guide shows there is broad understanding of agile practice fundamentals. Yet agile transformation continues to struggle in traditional organizations. What lessons can we draw after 15 years of mainstream experience? Come share your own experiences and gain a higher-level perspective on the difficult work of leading Agile change in an established company.

Your guide for this conversation will be Adam Light. Adam led his first agile transformation as the director of a traditional PMO. His experience made him a believer in Agile. And he has since spent nearly ten years helping technology leaders lead change and overcome challenges to make their traditional organizations more productive, innovative, and humane.

Thanks to The Standard for providing the venue and to Adam for leading this discussion

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