Slaying the Agile Dragon
Dispelling Myths and Misperceptions
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About the Program
Lot’s of folks have jumped on the Agile bandwagon, and certainly, there is a lot of good stuff going on out there. At the same time, however, there is a lot of “not quite there” or even “not getting anywhere” agile going on. So much so, that some teams have taken to calling their organizations’ attempt to integrate Agile into their existing processes such derisive names as Agilefall, ScrumBut, or FrAgile.
What’s going on? Despite Agile being around for a while now, there still exists much misinformation, confusion, and poor execution of Agile principles and practices. Change can be hard, and an organization’s Agile adoption is no exception. However, it can be made much easier if there is shared understanding of what Agile actually is. This workshop examines the essence of Agile, what it means to be Agile, and works to dispel myths and misperceptions that might be holding your organization’s Agile adoption back.
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
DateImmediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm.
Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.
About the Speakers
For more than 25 years, Jim York has led, trained, and coached individuals, teams, and organizations in the implementation of Lean and Agile ideas. He is a Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer. His coaching and workshops blend his practical experience in Scrum, Lean Software Development, Extreme Programming, Product Management, and traditional project management. Jim shares his passion for teaching as a frequent presenter at conferences, users groups, public and onsite workshops, and as a business process coach. In 2007, he cofounded FoxHedge Ltd (http://foxhedgeltd.com) with his wife, Melissa York. Their mission is to coach leaders to build effective teams and products.
About the PM Industry Insights
PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.
These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc.
Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.