5 Success Patterns for Agile in the Government

5 Success Patterns for Agile in the Government


C. Ken Horton, Jr.

Scrum Master

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Many government agencies are beginning to implement an Agile approach to Software Development. Does each agency, however, need to “reinvent the wheel” as they start or proceed on their Agile journey? Are there patterns or criteria that would increase your prospect for success? As a Scrum Master for an Agile Transformation team in a government agency, I have identified five patterns that will improve your outcome. This talk will discuss those five patterns.

Event Location

Clydes - Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20001

Agenda and Cost:

7:30am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Featured Presentation
9:00am - 9:30am: Networking

PMIWDC Members: $25
Non-Members: $30

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

Special Instructions

Cancellations will only result in a refund if made 48 hours or more to the start of the event.

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

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)

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

C. Ken Horton, Jr.

Scrum Master

Mr. Horton serves as the Scrum Master on the Agile Transformation Team,
as well as for the Anti-Fraud initiative for a government agency. He has
provided training and mentoring to other Scrum Masters. Mr. Horton also
has experience as a Senior Business Analyst/Consultant for a government
agency, traveling throughout the United States to implement program
initiatives and provide training to major customers for this agency.

Certifications include:
Professional Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Product
Owner, SAFe Agilist. Graduate Certificates in Information Security
Management, eDIscovery Project Management and Business Analysis.


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