The Promise of Agile Methods

The Promise of Agile Methods


Sanjiv Augustine

LitheSpeed, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Program

Agile methods like Scrum, XP and Kanban have moved into the mainstream in both the private and public sectors. Successful practitioners have cut development lead times, improved product quality and reduced engineering cost. The market has embraced Scrum certification, and it has helped drive wide scale adoption of agile methods. Now, Scrum adoption is helping springboard various hybrids that combine Scrum with XP, Lean, Crystal and even Kanban. As the agile movement enters its second decade, how can we apply fundamental agile tenets to deliver further organizational improvement? How can we continue to advance our learning and progression, and grow into true agile masters? The answer lies in understanding how motivation and flow not only drive us towards mastery over the long haul, but are also key to happiness and fulfillment in the present. Sanjiv will discuss how motivation and flow; and how to begin an incremental journey towards agile mastery at the individual, team and organizational levels.
Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:


Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm.
Special Instructions

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.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speakers

Sanjiv Augustine

LitheSpeed, LLC
Sanjiv Augustine is an entrepreneur, industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant and trainer. He is the President of LitheSpeed, an agile consulting, training, and product development company. For over 15 years, Sanjiv has advised executives and management leading firms including Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic and Nationwide Insurance. He is the author of the book Managing Agile Projects (Prentice Hall 2005) and several publications including Transitioning to Agile Project Management and The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery. He is the founder and moderator of the Lean Startup in the Enterprise Meetup and the Yahoo! Agile Project Management discussion group. Sanjiv was also a co-founder of the Agile Leadership Network (ALN), and a founding member of the Project Management Institute’s Agile Community of Practice. As an in-the-trenches practitioner, he has personally managed agile projects varying in size from five to over one hundred people, served as product sponsor for LitheSpeed products, trained thousands of agile practitioners via workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams.

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.

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