Slaying the Agile Dragon: Dispelling Myths and Misperceptions
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business – Shenandoah University
600 Millwood Ave, Halpin Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
Winchester, VA, 22601
Networking: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Presentation: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Networking: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Registration is complimentary.
About the ProgramLot’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.
About the Speaker
Jim helps individuals, teams and organizations achieve their goals. For over 25 years, Jim has mentored and coached leaders and teams at all levels of the organization. Jim’s coaching and interactive workshops cultivate the skills and qualities needed to direct, support, and build effective teams. Jim holds both Certified Agile Coach credentials (Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Team Coach℠) and the Certified Scrum Trainer® credential from the Scrum Alliance, one of only a small number of individuals worldwide to hold all three top level certifications. Jim is also a licensed facilitator for the Agile Fluency™ Suite, a Certified LeSS Practitioner, and an Innovation Games® Facilitator. In 2007, he cofounded FoxHedge Ltd ( http://foxhedgeltd.com) with his wife, Melissa York. Their mission is to help leaders and their teams support successful outcomes for their customers and organizations.
About the Shenandoah Valley Community
Announcing a New Local Community!
The DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute is pleased to host a new quarterly meeting in Winchester, VA. Membership in PMI and/or the DC Chapter is not required, however PDUs will be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The presentations delivered are educational and informative to those with an interest in the field of project management. Each event will present specific learning points, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others.
Pre-registration is recommended.