Agile Project Management – Truths & Misconceptions Exposed

Agile Project Management – Truths & Misconceptions Exposed


Richard Cheng

Principal Consultant
Excella Consulting

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

SimVentions, Inc, Conference Room
11905 Bowman Drive, Suite 502
Fredricksburg, VA, 22408

About the Presentation:

In the era of new technologies and Web 2.0, “Agile” has become the new flashy project management process. But what is “Agile”? It is merely an industry buzzword? A collection of ideas? A process framework? Through a series of statements posed to the audience, this interactive session will explore the truths and misconceptions regarding “agile” and “agile project management”.

Information technology can be a risky business. Projects suffer from missed delivery dates, cost overruns, and quality issues. Organizations are looking to solve problems with robust solutions delivered on schedule. With the right training in the right areas, organizations can find new ways to solve problems and affect change.

Agile methodologies represent an umbrella of processes and techniques that align development with user needs and program goals. Agile promotes a disciplined approach to information technology, featuring frequent delivery of value and a process that can quickly adapt to changes on a project.

Special Instructions: 

Route 3 Bypass around Fredericksburg (either from the East or the West).  Get off onto Route 2/17 South and go about one-half mile, then turn left on Beulah Salisbury Drive (right past the surgical center), go 150 yards and turn right into the parking lot.  If you miss Beulah Salisbury Dr., make the next left at the Texaco Station onto Bowman Drive and come in from that side.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Richard Cheng

Excella Consulting
Principal Consultant

Richard Cheng, Principal Consultant at Excella Consulting, provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Richard coaches, mentors, and trains clients on understanding and implementing Agile and Scrum. He also leads Excella’s Agile Center of Excellence. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard has authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, is a member of Mensa, and holds certifications including Certified Scrum Training (CST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Richard is a founder and on the executive committee of the Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team (ADAPT).

About the Quantico Outreach Meetings

PMIWDC's Quantico Outreach is a cooperative effort between PMIWDC and PMICVC chapters to provide a PMI presence and learning opportunities for project managers in and around the Quantico VA area -- half-way between Washington DC and Richmond VA. Established in 2006, the Quantico Outreach has been sponsored cooperatively by Marine Corps Systems Command, then L-3 Communications, and now by SimVentions in the interest of developing project managers better equipped to lead within the culture of the U.S. Marine Corps. Quantico Outreach brown-bag luncheons are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required for all programs. Seating is limited. Project Management Toolkit Sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month in a conference room at SimVentions located at: 11905 Bowman Dr #502, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 phone: (540) 372-7727. Coordinators are Dr. Ron Say of SimVentions and Mr. Eric Carlson of II Corps Consultants, Inc.

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