Solving Your Agile Pain Points
Wendi Kaplan, PMP, CSM
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Noblis, Atrium Entrance, which is between the 2002 and 2000 buildings
2002 Edmund Halley Drive
Reston, VA, 20191
5:30 – Networking
6:00 – Announcements
6:05 – Lean Coffee
7:00 – Wrap Up Discussion/Meet Up 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. Futhermore, we’ll collect from each other several ideas for how to overcome those issues.
Unlike other meet-ups, 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.
About the Agile Meet-up
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.
Parking is free and available in the front of the building. There will be signs directing students to the Atrium Entrance, which is between the 2002 and 2000 buildings. Atrium doors will open 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled class. Please note that there is a fair amount of construction activity next to our building as they are completing the Silver Line Reston Town Center stop. Please leave a few extra minutes of travel time due to this construction activity.
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.
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.