June 2018 Monthly Chapter Event

June 2018 Monthly Chapter Event

"It’s the Product, not the Project - Using Agile and Lean to redefine the role of Project Management"


Chris Girolamo, PMP

Vice President, Software and Systems Engineering Group
STG, Inc.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

Preregistration is closed for this event.
Event Date

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With the advent and widespread adoption of project standards and models (e.g. CMMI, PMBOK, EVM) over the last decade or two, software project management has matured significantly. However, an overzealous application of these standards has often resulted in not-so-great products wrapped in great projects. To build great products and enhance our project management maturity, a new model is needed where the project management is based on product development principles. Agile and lean practices, which are based on these product development principles, provide the means to build great products wrapped in an effective project management framework.

The networking portion of this event will be taking place outside, in the DoubleTree's lovely courtyard space as we celebrate the summer solstice. Local brewery, DC Brau, will be providing a complimentary beer tasting during networking. We hope you can join us!

DC Brau

There will also be a FREE BEER TASTING, provided by DC Brau. 

Enjoy live music during networking, provided by Meghan Kathleen Davis, a professional harpist. Her website can be found here.

Photo of Meghan Davis, Harpist

Event Location

1960 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:

Chapter Members: $35
Non-members: $40

5:30PM - Registration Opens & Networking Reception
5:30 PM - PMIWDC Members Only Book Club Meeting
7:00 PM - PM Talk
8:00 PM - Presentation Concludes

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speakers

Chris Girolamo, PMP

STG, Inc.
Vice President, Software and Systems Engineering Group

Chris Girolamo is Vice President of the Software and Systems Engineering Group at STG. He is responsible for a portfolio of software development and engineering solution programs for STG’s government customers including the Department of State and USDA. This includes the ongoing development of the US Passport and the CLASS (namecheck) systems. He leads an Agile organizational transformation and is responsible for STG’s Software Engineering Center.

During his 30 year career, his focus has been on software engineering in numerous senior program, project management and organizational change roles. He has led variety of software lifecycle modernizations including the executive sponsor of a successful CMMI ML3 appraisal. He is a Certified Scrum Master; PMP certified; a Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA) and holds a Masters of Information Technology from George Washington University.

His industry presentations include:
•    Agile: It’s the Product, Not the Project - PMI WDC 2012 Project Management Symposium; October 2012; PMI WDC 2014 Project Management Symposium July 2014 – PMI WDC;
•    Agile DNA: Why Agile Works - PMI Luncheon Series; March 2012, August 2012; November 2012; October, 2013
•    Using Agile to Harmonize Project Management and Product Development - CSC 2011 Global Technical and Business Solution Conference; July 2011
•    Agile Adoption: Patterns and Anti-Patterns in the Public Sector - Agile Comes to You Conference; June 2011

About the Monthly Dinner Meetings

The PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are held at the Sheraton Tysons (8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182), typically on the second Tuesday of each month (subject to change due to holidays and venue/speaker availability). Members and non-members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington, DC area has to offer.

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, 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. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).


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