CANCELED: Doing Twice The Work In Half The Time: Dispelling The Myths About Agile

CANCELED: Doing Twice The Work In Half The Time: Dispelling The Myths About Agile


Justin Cole, PMP, CSM

Managing Consultant

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date


After careful consideration, PMIWDC has made the decision to cancel the March Monthly Chapter Meeting due to COVID-19 related concerns. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 16, 2020. If you have already registered for this event, an email will be sent to you with more information. 


Myth #1: Agile principles are only relevant to software development projects.

Myth #2: “Being Agile” means that you never have to document anything and don't need to schedule out past your next sprint.

Myth #3: As long as you have a daily stand-up, you are Agile.

Fact: Incorporating Agile principles into your next project can improve the quality of your product, allow you to release value to customers faster, and improve your team’s morale and effectiveness.

Sound too good to be to true? Come learn about how any team can do twice the work in half the time - and how you as a Project Manager can bring this productivity to any project and any environment.

Register for the dinner meeting here.

Event Location

Sheraton Tysons
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA, 22182

Agenda and Cost:


Member: $10 

Non-member: $15


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

About the Speakers

Justin Cole, PMP, CSM

Managing Consultant

Justin Cole is a Managing Consultant at IBM, where he is the Project Management Office (PMO) Lead for a large healthcare information technology project with the Food & Drug Administration. Prior to his current role, he served in a variety of project management roles at the local, state, and Federal level as a disaster recovery consultant, helping grantees apply for Federal funds and administer programs following Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Cole received his BA from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Policy and Data Analytics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), ICAgile certified practitioner, and is certified in SAFe DevOps. He also leads a PMP study group at IBM and is an independent PMP coach, helping early-career PMs study and prepare for taking the PMP exam.

About the PM Industry Insights

PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc. 

Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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