Solving Your Agile Pain Points
Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM
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Learning Tree Education Center in Reston Town Center
1820 Discovery Street 2nd Floor Room 10
Reston, VA, 20190
5:30 – Networking and Light Dinner
6:00 – Announcements
6:10 – Lean Coffee
7:20 – Wrap Up Discussion
7:30 – Meetup Concludes
About the Event
Are you running into issues using Agile methods on your project? Do people argue over who should attend which meetings? Do you have unanswered questions about how Project Managers fit into the Agile World?
This meetup is for people who have discovered the path to agile methods is not the easy street that was promised. We will learn from other project leaders which issues are common, and which are unique to your context. Furthermore, we’ll collect from each other several ideas for how to overcome those issues.
Unlike other meetups, this is not a lecture. Instead, our facilitator will create an interactive exchange of which issues are bothering you, and which tips have worked for others. Please come to learn, share and experience conversations that will yield actionable tips for common issues with Agile methods.
This meet-up has a focus on Agile PM. We will be discussing pragmatic solutions to real agile project problems. Just real PMs talking about the Agile and how we can solve daily challenges.
Building Doors locked at 6:00 PM. Please make sure you arrive prior to 6:00 PM.
Parking at the Reston Town Center will cost $4/2hrs. You can use mobile pay website – http://parkrtc.ppprk.com/park/ For more information see: https://www.restontowncenter.com/parking/parking-rates/
Soft SkillsTeam Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
Hard SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints
Industry / SectorGovernment
Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entitiesI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies
About the Speaker
Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM
With more than 20 years of experience in the commercial technology space, Wendi started her career as a developer, moved into an analyst role, then project management and now she mentors and coaches teams following Scrum. She led the original Agile transformation for a large team of engineers converting them from standard waterfall to Agile. Wendi is passionate about creating high performing teams which in turn provides transparency to Senior Leadership.
Samir is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile thought leader with extensive experience in training, coaching and implementing the Agile framework for both commercial and government organizations. He has trained numerous teams, arming them with the skills needed to apply classroom theory to operational success at the team and project level. Samir has more than 20 years of experience in managing programs, including serving as ScrumMaster for one of Cisco’s largest Unified Communication programs and Virtual Desktop Solutions, and working with multiple government agencies on implementing the Agile Framework to more rapidly achieve their missions.
About the Agile Meetup
This is the kickoff event for a regular monthly meetup on the topic of Agile PM. We will be discussing pragmatic solutions to real project problems. No hype. No dogma. Just real PMs talking about the Agile movement and how it will impact their projects, as well as their careers.